Globe News Wire – Cricket umpires inspect the pitch ahead of the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and South Africa at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England on June 19, 2019.

Summary

  • Cricket umpires inspect the pitch ahead of the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and South Africa at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England on June 19, 2019.
  • The Associated Press Kane Williamson hit a six in the last over to reach his century and followed it up with a boundary to give New Zealand a four-wicket victory over South Africa with three balls to spare Wednesday in the closest finish of the Cricket World Cup so far.
  • The win moved New Zealand atop the standings and effectively put an end to South Africa’s chances of reaching the playoffs.
  • Williamson and de Grandhomme joined with the total at 137-5 in reply to South Africa’s 241-6 off 49 overs, and their partnership was crucial in guiding New Zealand to its fourth win of the tournament.
  • And while New Zealand failed to bowl out a team for the first time at the tournament, South Africa’s total appeared too little to test the Black Caps.


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