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South Africa's bowling looks too strong for Kiwis

 New Zealand's Jesse Ryder runs during a practice session ahead of a Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match in Mumbai, India, Sunday, March 20, 2011. (A...
 New Zealand's Ross Taylor runs during a practice session ahead of a Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match in Mumbai, India, Sunday, March 20, 2011. (A...
 New Zealand's captain Daniel Vettori, left, and Ross Taylor laugh during a practice session ahead of a Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match in Mumbai...
 South Africa's Robin Petersen looks on during their nets practice at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, March 22, 2011...
 South Africa's Jacques Kallis looks during their nets practice at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. S...
 South Africa's Abraham Benjamin de Villiers bats during their nets practice at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Marc...

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New Zealand's Jesse Ryder runs during a practice session ahead of a Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match in Mumbai, India, Sunday, March 20, 2011. (A...

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New Zealand's Ross Taylor runs during a practice session ahead of a Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match in Mumbai, India, Sunday, March 20, 2011. (A...

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New Zealand's captain Daniel Vettori, left, and Ross Taylor laugh during a practice session ahead of a Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match in Mumbai...

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South Africa's Robin Petersen looks on during their nets practice at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, March 22, 2011...

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South Africa's Jacques Kallis looks during their nets practice at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. S...

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South Africa's Abraham Benjamin de Villiers bats during their nets practice at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Marc...

South Africa, the World Cup's great underachievers, faces a challenging quarterfinal against a New Zealand team that tends to save its best for the limited-overs showpiece.
South Africa has never won the World Cup despite being a favorite in previous editions. New Zealand is a five-time semifinalist. Neither team has reached a final.
The Black Caps once again find themselves as underdogs, having finished the group stage with a heavy loss to Sri Lanka in which its batting looked fragile.
On Friday, the Kiwis will have to contend with South Africa's much-admired bowling unit, which has made the Proteas the only side to bowl out every team they have met.