4 Oct 2009

Black Caps make Champions Trophy final

10:35 am on 4 October 2009

The New Zealand cricketers have won their Champions Trophy semi-final against Pakistan by five wickets at The Wanderers in Johannesburg.

Set 234 for victory, the Black Caps were steered home by South African-born all-rounder Grant Elliott, playing with a chipped bone in his thumb, who scored 75 not out in a 104-run partnership with captain Dan Vettori.

Vettori was out for 41 at the death.... also taking 3 wickets for 43 while Ian Butler was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers with 4 for 44 as Pakistan made 233 for nine in their innings.

So it's an Australia-New Zealand final at Centurion early Tuesday morning.