Auckland- Play resumed after a two-hour rain delay in the first semi-final of the cricket World Cup between South Africa and New Zealand here today.

The game at the Eden Park has been reduced to 43 overs a side contest.

Opting to bat, South Africa was 216 for three in 38 overs when the heavens opened up at the Eden Park.

Faf du Plessis was batting on 82 while skipper AB de Villiers was going strong on 60.

South Africa brought in Vernon Philander for Kyle Abbott, while Matt Henry’s replaced the injured Adam Milne ahead of Mitchell McClenaghan and Kyle Mills.

Courtesy: Press Trust India/Business Line