Cricket fans around the country will be have been on the edge of their seat for much of the match.
Black Caps coach Gary Stead told Mike Yardley he and the team were confident and kept their composure.
“Personally I was relatively calm, I think there have been other matches in the tournament which I was feeling the heart was racing a bit more, but the guys held their nerve really well.”
Stead hopes New Zealand's good fortune will continue for Sunday night's final, but says whatever happens, today is a victory.
New Zealand will find out their final opponents tomorrow morning when the Australia-England match reaches its conclusion.