ICYMI: The first semifinal of the 2015 Cricket World Cup pitted together two proud countries with a history of choking at the penultimate stage. What followed was pure theatre.

THE SCENE

When New Zealand lost the semifinal of the 1999 World Cup to a Pakistan side that lived up to their mercurial reputation, Dion Nash was so upset he didn't leave the Old Trafford changing rooms for hours.

Sixteen years later he had left the sheds, but not the scars, behind.

"To be honest with you, we blew that match," he would tell Cricinfo.

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A day later, some two hours

PROLOGUE

ACT ONE

ACT TWO:

ACT THREE

EPILOGUE