Six-hitting hero Grant Elliott says sorry, will miss sister's wedding for WC final

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Auckland, March 25: After taking New Zealand to their maiden World Cup final, six-hitting hero Grant Elliott has revealed he will miss his sister's wedding as he prepares for the big day on Sunday in Melbourne.

Match Scorecard; World Cup Special; Elliott does a Dhoni

Elliott, born in Johannesburg, put New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2015 final after smashing a six off the penultimate ball of the match from Dale Steyn in the semi-final yesterday (March 24) at Eden Park. (De Villiers, Morkel in tears)

Grant Elliott raises his arms after hitting a six to seal the semi-final

New Zealand sealed a famous four-wicket victory over South Africa to reach the final at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on March 29. (Full text: De Villiers on WC exit)

Speaking after the match, Elliott said his family was at the stadium to watch his most-famous ODI knock of 84 not out. When asked whether his six was the most famous shot in New Zealand's cricket history, he said, "I don't know. I'm quite a level sort of person, and I like to stay out of the media to be honest."

He continued, "I guess it'll sink in. I think after the World Cup I'll maybe look back and sort of reassess and savor those moments. My family was here and my sister has got a wedding on Friday. Unfortunately I'll miss her wedding. If you can put that in the press and say I'm sorry, I saw her earlier, she was pretty happy for me, but yeah, I'm going to have to give her a special gift, I think."

The 36-year-old Elliott and his team-mates will now wait for the second semi-final between India and Australia on Thursday (March 26) to know who they play on Sunday.

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