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Last ten minutes of an interesting Cricket Match of World Cup | Essay | web4study
Last ten minutes of an interesting Cricket Match of World Cup | Essay
The most exciting cricket match of World Cup 2015 was the Semifinal match between New Zealand and South Africa.
The last 10 minutes of this match were very thrilling. Fortunes fluctuated from one side to the other. South Africa after winning the toss had batted first and scored 281 runs for 5 wickets in 43 overs. The rain came down· and stopped the play.
Then it was decided by Duck-Worth and Leuois Method that if New Zealand scores 298 runs in 43 overs they will win.
In the last 10 minutes, the match was very exciting. South Africa bowled well and put their full efforts to restrict New Zealand. To achieve the target. Vittory and Grant Elliot were the last pair. They had to score 12 runs off the last over, suddenly Elliot skied a ball, but the catch was not caught due to a hard collide between Farhan Behardien and J.P Duminy. Behardien was aiming correctly and was about to catch the ball when J.P Duminy came running to catch the ball and both dashed with each other and the ball fell to the ground. Vittory scored a boundary in the last over 6 runs were needed for the win and South Africa put all their efforts to restrict New Zealand from this. Now 2 balls were left and 5 runs were heeded. Then Elliot scored a six on the 2nd last ball and achieved the target. It was a very spectacular finish and at last New Zealand won the match, one ball earlier.