South Africa Elect to Bat against New Zealand

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 8:10

South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first against New Zealand in their World Cup semi-final at Eden Park today.

Conditions are ripe for swing bowling with moisture in the atmosphere following overnight rain and with showers forecast for later in the day.

Matt Henry replaces injured Adam Milne for the Black Caps while Vernon Philander comes in for Kyle Abbott for South Africa.