As it happened: Proteas fall to heartbreaking Black Caps loss

New Zealand New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining) South Africa
19 Jun 21:24

THAT'S A WRAP!

Thank for joining Sport24 for coverage of the Proteas loss (cries) to New Zealand.

However, it's not over!

There will TONS of reaction from Birmingham and we need answers so Sport24's Lloyd Burnard will get the latest from SA's loss.

Tomorrow's match: Bangladesh v Australia (11:30 SA time)

Proteas next match: Sunday v Pakistan (11:30 SA time)

19 Jun 21:22

INNINGS IN BRIEF:

New Zealand win by 4 wickets.

Rassie van der Dussen starred with the bat for the Proteas as scored 245/6 after losing the toss. Lockie Ferguson was the pick of the NZ bowlers, ending on 3/59.

Kane Williamson led his team to a thrilling victory as he smashed an unbeaten 106 off 138 balls. Chris Morris was the best South African bowler on the day as he ended on 3/49.

19 Jun 21:17

NEW ZEALAND UNBEATEN

With this win, New Zealand go on top of the table with 9 points after 4 wins in 5 games and one no result.

South Africa remain 8th on 3 points after 1 win in 6 games and one no result.

19 Jun 21:15

WILLIAMSON ON 100 AND WIN:

"It wasn't easy to play a knock like that. Trying to get across the line, we've played on a variety of surfaces. You look at the other side of the country and they score 350 but that's not been us. But yeah, it's not looking too far ahead and trying to achieve things aren't necessary. But we know there are a number of tough games coming up"

19 Jun 21:11

FAF CONTINUES:

"The performances haven't been there. Individually we should have put on performances that could have driven the team home. But now we have to just try out best to compete again."

19 Jun 21:11 Faf admits that he 'missed' Tahir's Williamson wicket, saying: "Was that lbw out? I don't know. Which one is that. I don't know. Oooh the nick. Oh well. There was no real appeal."
19 Jun 21:09

FAF DU PLESSIS AFTER THE MATCH:

"We did everything we could. WE threw ourselves a round. The energy was unbelievable. Sure, there was sometimes that we dropped intensity. But Kane took it away from us."

19 Jun 21:02 This New Zealand's 52nd win in Cricket World Cup. They are definitely the dark horses and the team that will upset the Big Three (England, Australia and India).
19 Jun 20:58

Cricket World Cup record between SA v NZ since 2003:

2003: New Zealand won by 9 wickets

2007: New Zealand won by 5 wickets 2011: New Zealand won by 49 runs

2015: New Zealand won by 4 wickets

2019: New Zealand win by 4 wickets

19 Jun 20:57

MAN OF THE MATCH:

Kane Williamson for his 106 off 138 balls.

19 Jun 20:56  Another World Cup, another story of failure. READ MATCH REPORT
19 Jun 20:53

South Africa are knocked out of the 2019 Cricket World Cup!

19 Jun 20:52

Williamson leads his side to victory as New Zealand win by 4 wickets!

Williamson ends on 103*

19 Jun 20:52 NEW ZEALAND WIN!
19 Jun 20:52

SIX!

And that's the match! Under pressure, Williamson pulls a full and meaty Phehlukwayo delivery for a maximum.

The six also brings up his 100!

SCORES ARE LEVEL!

19 Jun 20:50 Williamson on 96* on strike
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