|ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Betting|
| New Zealand
ScheduleSunday, 29 March 2015 at 03:30 GMT / 04:30 UK / 09:00 IST
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground
The unbeaten team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, New Zealand, became the first one to qualify for the Final after beating South Africa in the thrilling first Semi-Final by four wickets. The Proteas scored 281 runs for the loss of five wickets in the allotted 50 overs and the Black Caps attained the target by hammering 6-299 on the fifth ball of the last over. The second Semi-Final between Australia and India proved to be a one side affair since the former crushed the latter by a hefty difference of 95 runs. The Kangaroos powered 328 after losing seven wickets in 50 overs and folded the innings of the Blue Shirts at 233 with 19 balls remaining. It was the first defeat for the Men in Blue that threw them out of the tournament and they missed the chance of becoming the successive title holders. The Kiwis and Aussies will fight for the championship in the final that may well conclude as a nail biter like their pool match.
Grant Elliott demonstrated a match winning unbeaten innings of 84 and dispatched a six on the fifth delivery of the 50th over against South Africa. Brendon McCullum scored 59 quick fired runs off 26 mere deliveries, Corey Anderson, Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor contributed 58, 34 and 30. Kane Williamson and Luke Ronchi are in form batsmen while Trent Boult is the highest wicket taker of the event with 21 and getting excellent support from Daniel Vettori, Tim Southee, Corey Anderson and Matt Henry.
Steven Smith played a heroic knock of 105 vs. India and was declared ‘Player of the match’, Aaron Finch chipped in with 81 whereas David Warner, Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin form a strong batting unit. James Faulkner along with Shane Watson and Glenn Maxwell are useful all-rounders as Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Johnson are deadly fast bowlers.
Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 03:30 GMT, 14:30 local at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
A bright and sunny day followed by a nice evening with the temperatures around 10-25ᵒC.
The winning skipper will prefer to bat first on a perfect strip.
The 18th game of the tournament played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka turned into a high scoring one.
New Zealand – Brendon McCullum (C), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi, Corey Anderson, Daniel Vettori, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
Australia – Michael Clarke (C), David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc. Josh Hazlewood.
The Black Caps will most likely lift the coveted trophy for the first time in their history.