Though losing in the semis was brutally disappointing, AB and Co proved they certainly aren't chokers.
In the rain-shortened match New Zealand made it with just one ball to spare at Eden Park.
New Zealand's Martin Guptill became the latest batsman to make Cricket World Cup history with an innings of 237 not out in a total of 393-6.
New Zealand says its focus is on the West Indies team - who they lost to in the 2012 Twenty20 World Cup - not South Africa, for now.
Ken Rutherford on the recipe for New Zealand cricket success.
Kane Williamson demonstrated his extraordinary composure under pressure by hitting a six to win Saturday's World Cup Pool A match against Australia.
The co-hosts dismissed England for 123 and roared to victory in a mere 12.2 overs, which has firmly placed them as the team to beat this World Cup.
Dale Steyn and JP Duminy led South Africa to a two-run win over Group One rivals New Zealand at the World Twenty20 championship.
Former Test opener Lou Vincent has confirmed he is one of three New Zealand past players being investigated for match fixing by the ICC.
Eoin Morgan and Joe Root ensured England completed a comfortable five-wicket victory over New Zealand in the final one day international match.
Luke Wright shone with bat and ball as England eased to a 40-run victory over New Zealand in their first Twenty20 international
A sublime unbeaten 145 by Kane Williamson has led New Zealand to a 27-run victory over the Proteas.
The powerful Protea bowling attack cleaned up New Zealand's tail to give South Africa an innings-and-27 run victory over the visitors before.
Saeed Ajmal took four wickets as Pakistan kept their nerve to pull off a 13-run win over New Zealand in the World Twenty20 group D match on Sunday.
Pragyan Ojha took his third five-wicket haul as New Zealand were bowled out for 365 in their first innings of the second and final test against India.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up six wickets as New Zealand collapsed all out for 159 in their first innings on day three of the opening test
The South African bowling attack, led by Morne Morkel, has been kept in check as Kane Williamson scores a ton to help the Kiwis to a draw.
Chris Cairns has been awarded damages after winning a libel action against former Indian Premier League chairperson Lalit Modi.
Vernon Philander continued an astonishing start to his Test career with 6-81 to pass 50 wickets in his seventh Test, seeing New Zealand out for 275.