ICC Cricket World Cup, 4th Quarter-Final: New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington, Mar 21, 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup - 4th quarter final
New Zealand won by 143 runs
21 March 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
  New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Guptill not out 237 223 163 24 11 145.39
View dismissal BB McCullum* c Holder b Taylor 12 18 8 1 1 150.00
4.2 91.5 mph, oh what a catch. The West Indies captain has risen to the occasion. This is almost like Kapil Dev running back to catch Viv Richards in the 1983 final. McCullum looks to hit this full ball over mid-off, the bat face opens in the hand, he ends up slicing it towards a very straight deep cover. Holder, guilty of a lazy chase already, goes for this. he runs hard with the eyes on the ball, he watches it drop over his shoulder, he sticks out those big levers, and he holds on to this. This is an absolute stunner. Ought to wake the side up 27/1
View dismissal KS Williamson c Gayle b Russell 33 48 35 5 0 94.28
15.6 78.5 mph, and against the run of the play, a soft dismissal, that too from Williamson. This is short, this is wide, doesn't look like a slower ball, but it has stopped at him. You can tell from how he ends up playing it well in front of his body. So he fails to control it, and offers a catch to short cover where Gayle takes it on the second attempt. This doesn't look like a slower ball except for the fact that it is bowled cross-seam 89/2
View dismissal LRPL Taylor run out (†Ramdin/Benn) 42 92 61 2 0 68.85
38.3 Benn to Guptill, Taylor is run out, but he is not too angry. Guptill hasn't run the best today, but they are willing to overlook it for his excellent batting. Fired into the pads, Guptill misses on the sweep, the ball rolls towards short midwicket, Taylor sets off, but Guptill is ball-watching and sends him back. Taylor left with nowhere to go 232/3
View dismissal CJ Anderson c Gayle b Russell 15 25 16 1 1 93.75
43.2 76.2 mph, slightly off pace by Russell. Yes it is a slower ball. At 123ks. Anderson shuffles across to pull this shortish ball over midwicket, but gets zero timing. Caught at midwicket off the toe end 278/4
View dismissal GD Elliott lbw b Taylor 27 20 11 2 2 245.45
46.3 87.1 mph, he has moved too far across to try to slog this into the leg side. He misses, draws an lbw appeal, and he has been given out lbw. They have a discussion, and then review the call. He is hit on the back leg. There is no inside edge involved here. Full, angling in, the impact is line, and he is gone. It is a tactical review gambling on the impact, but it has hit him inside the line 333/5
View dismissal L Ronchi c Benn b Taylor 9 13 5 2 0 180.00
48.4 87.4 mph, full and straight, nearly a yorker, he manages to go deep into the crease to make sure he makes a clean collection, but that finds square leg on the circle 365/6
DL Vettori not out 8 7 2 2 0 400.00
Extras (lb 2, w 7, nb 1) 10
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 223 mins) 393 (7.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JE Taylor 7 0 71 3 10.14 22 15 1
4.2 to McCullum, 91.5 mph, oh what a catch. The West Indies captain has risen to the occasion. This is almost like Kapil Dev running back to catch Viv Richards in the 1983 final. McCullum looks to hit this full ball over mid-off, the bat face opens in the hand, he ends up slicing it towards a very straight deep cover. Holder, guilty of a lazy chase already, goes for this. he runs hard with the eyes on the ball, he watches it drop over his shoulder, he sticks out those big levers, and he holds on to this. This is an absolute stunner. Ought to wake the side up 27/1
46.3 to Elliott, 87.1 mph, he has moved too far across to try to slog this into the leg side. He misses, draws an lbw appeal, and he has been given out lbw. They have a discussion, and then review the call. He is hit on the back leg. There is no inside edge involved here. Full, angling in, the impact is line, and he is gone. It is a tactical review gambling on the impact, but it has hit him inside the line 333/5
48.4 to Ronchi, 87.4 mph, full and straight, nearly a yorker, he manages to go deep into the crease to make sure he makes a clean collection, but that finds square leg on the circle 365/6
  JO Holder 8 0 76 0 9.50 21 4 6 (1w)
  SJ Benn 10 1 66 0 6.60 28 8 1 (2w)
View wickets AD Russell 10 0 96 2 9.60 23 7 6 (1nb, 2w)
15.6 to Williamson, 78.5 mph, and against the run of the play, a soft dismissal, that too from Williamson. This is short, this is wide, doesn't look like a slower ball, but it has stopped at him. You can tell from how he ends up playing it well in front of his body. So he fails to control it, and offers a catch to short cover where Gayle takes it on the second attempt. This doesn't look like a slower ball except for the fact that it is bowled cross-seam 89/2
43.2 to Anderson, 76.2 mph, slightly off pace by Russell. Yes it is a slower ball. At 123ks. Anderson shuffles across to pull this shortish ball over midwicket, but gets zero timing. Caught at midwicket off the toe end 278/4
  DJG Sammy 8 0 38 0 4.75 23 2 1 (1w)
  MN Samuels 7 0 44 0 6.28 14 3 0
  West Indies innings (target: 394 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CH Gayle b Milne 61 77 33 2 8 184.84
16.1 92.7 mph, Milne's pace. raw pace. Sends Gayle back. This is excellent cricket. Just sheer raw pace. On a length, pretty quick, it's 149.1ks, Gayle is late into the big booming drive, and inside edge hits the stumps. What a valiant big-man-on-the-burning deck effort by the limping Gayle here. Some very clean hitting, but also he had nothing to lose so that mind have freed his mind a little 120/5
View dismissal J Charles b Boult 3 5 6 0 0 50.00
1.2 this is the lowest-percentage shot you will see an opener try. Boult is swinging it back, he is an accurate bowler, but Charles makes room to show him all three stumps. He is slow to come down on it, and the off stump is uprooted 4/1
View dismissal LMP Simmons c Guptill b Boult 12 18 17 1 1 70.58
5.3 Boult has two. This kind of hitting is too difficult to sustain. Full outside off, Simmons looks to go over cover, the angle takes the ball away, takes a thick edge, and Guptill snares it at second slip. Boult one behind Starc now 27/2
View dismissal MN Samuels c Vettori b Boult 27 17 15 3 1 180.00
9.1 84.8 mph, Dan the old Man. Whoa. Cool as. The crowd is on its feet. This is so beautiful to watch. The whole New Zealand team has surrounded Vettori. Surely the whole Cake Tin wants to do the same. Samuels has upper-cut this, Vettori is stationed at the deep point/very square third man boundary, the ball seems like it will beat him, but he has executed the leap to perfection, and has pulled this off one-handed. This is a magic moment if ever there was one.He has jumped really high, and has taken it behind his body. They are throwing orange shorts at him from the crowd 80/3
View dismissal D Ramdin lbw b Boult 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
9.5 88.3 mph, and he is now the leading wicket-taker this World Cup. The Cake Tin erupts again. Length ball, angling in, Ramdin has defended down the wrong line, the ball has hit him dead plumb. So plumb is this it almost rips the pad off his leg to actually try to hit the stumps. As the old saying goes, if you were to get any plumber, you'd be working with water connections 80/4
View dismissal JL Carter b Vettori 32 58 39 4 1 82.05
22.3 60.0 mph, and what a change of pace. This has been fired in. A yorker. A quick dipping one. He has dragged it on from outside off. Off stump gone. Carter is shocked. He is wondering if he has hit it or if it has hit a foot hole and changed its direction. This is bowled at 97ks, by the way 173/7
View dismissal DJG Sammy c †Ronchi b Anderson 27 21 16 3 1 168.75
21.1 80.9 mph, and the golden arm strikes second ball. Anderson has a knack. Sammy gives him the charge, Anderson stays short, Sammy gets a big top edge towards gully, and Ronchi calls for it and gets under it and takes it 166/6
View dismissal AD Russell b Southee 20 16 11 1 2 181.81
25.1 84.3 mph, full and straight. You miss, I hit. Russell looks to clear the front leg and slog this over midwicket. Southee hits the top of off as he misses it 201/8
View dismissal JO Holder* c Anderson b Vettori 42 33 26 5 2 161.53
30.3 60.0 mph, Holder makes room again and drives hard again, but straight down long-off's throat. This sends New Zealand into the semi-final. Comprehensive win 250/10
View dismissal JE Taylor c Guptill b Southee 11 8 12 2 0 91.66
27.6 82.1 mph, they are checking if this is a bump ball. This is a yorker, dipping at Taylor's toes. Just dipping enough to land before his bat, and then hits the toe of the bat to chip to short midwicket. Clean catch. One more wicket for Southee 221/9
SJ Benn not out 9 13 4 2 0 225.00
Extras (w 6) 6
  Total (all out; 30.3 overs; 138 mins) 250 (8.19 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets TG Southee 8 1 82 2 10.25 24 10 5 (1w)
25.1 to Russell, 84.3 mph, full and straight. You miss, I hit. Russell looks to clear the front leg and slog this over midwicket. Southee hits the top of off as he misses it 201/8
27.6 to Taylor, 82.1 mph, they are checking if this is a bump ball. This is a yorker, dipping at Taylor's toes. Just dipping enough to land before his bat, and then hits the toe of the bat to chip to short midwicket. Clean catch. One more wicket for Southee 221/9
View wickets TA Boult 10 3 44 4 4.40 44 3 3 (2w)
1.2 to Charles, this is the lowest-percentage shot you will see an opener try. Boult is swinging it back, he is an accurate bowler, but Charles makes room to show him all three stumps. He is slow to come down on it, and the off stump is uprooted 4/1
5.3 to Simmons, Boult has two. This kind of hitting is too difficult to sustain. Full outside off, Simmons looks to go over cover, the angle takes the ball away, takes a thick edge, and Guptill snares it at second slip. Boult one behind Starc now 27/2
9.1 to Samuels, 84.8 mph, Dan the old Man. Whoa. Cool as. The crowd is on its feet. This is so beautiful to watch. The whole New Zealand team has surrounded Vettori. Surely the whole Cake Tin wants to do the same. Samuels has upper-cut this, Vettori is stationed at the deep point/very square third man boundary, the ball seems like it will beat him, but he has executed the leap to perfection, and has pulled this off one-handed. This is a magic moment if ever there was one.He has jumped really high, and has taken it behind his body. They are throwing orange shorts at him from the crowd 80/3
9.5 to Ramdin, 88.3 mph, and he is now the leading wicket-taker this World Cup. The Cake Tin erupts again. Length ball, angling in, Ramdin has defended down the wrong line, the ball has hit him dead plumb. So plumb is this it almost rips the pad off his leg to actually try to hit the stumps. As the old saying goes, if you were to get any plumber, you'd be working with water connections 80/4
View wickets DL Vettori 6.3 0 58 2 8.92 12 2 5
22.3 to Carter, 60.0 mph, and what a change of pace. This has been fired in. A yorker. A quick dipping one. He has dragged it on from outside off. Off stump gone. Carter is shocked. He is wondering if he has hit it or if it has hit a foot hole and changed its direction. This is bowled at 97ks, by the way 173/7
30.3 to Holder, 60.0 mph, Holder makes room again and drives hard again, but straight down long-off's throat. This sends New Zealand into the semi-final. Comprehensive win 250/10
View wicket AF Milne 4 0 42 1 10.50 8 6 1 (2w)
16.1 to Gayle, 92.7 mph, Milne's pace. raw pace. Sends Gayle back. This is excellent cricket. Just sheer raw pace. On a length, pretty quick, it's 149.1ks, Gayle is late into the big booming drive, and inside edge hits the stumps. What a valiant big-man-on-the-burning deck effort by the limping Gayle here. Some very clean hitting, but also he had nothing to lose so that mind have freed his mind a little 120/5
View wicket CJ Anderson 2 0 24 1 12.00 5 2 2 (1w)
21.1 to Sammy, 80.9 mph, and the golden arm strikes second ball. Anderson has a knack. Sammy gives him the charge, Anderson stays short, Sammy gets a big top edge towards gully, and Ronchi calls for it and gets under it and takes it 166/6

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series - New Zealand advanced
Player of the match - MJ Guptill (New Zealand)
Umpires - RA Kettleborough (England) and BNJ Oxenford (Australia)
TV umpire - RJ Tucker (Australia)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - NJ Llong (England)

Match Notes


    • New Zealand innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 63 runs, 1 wicket)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (MJ Guptill 21, KS Williamson 28, Ex 2)
    • Over 14.3: Review by West Indies (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - KS Williamson (Struck down)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 89/2 in 16.0 overs (MJ Guptill 40)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 18.6 overs (115 balls), Extras 4
    • MJ Guptill: 50 off 64 balls (7 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (MJ Guptill 33, LRPL Taylor 17, Ex 0)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 28.1 overs (170 balls), Extras 4
    • MJ Guptill: 100 off 111 balls (12 x 4)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 187/2 in 35.0 overs (MJ Guptill 100, LRPL Taylor 36)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 53 runs, 1 wicket)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 116 balls (MJ Guptill 61, LRPL Taylor 40, Ex 2)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 35.6 overs (217 balls), Extras 6
    • MJ Guptill: 150 off 134 balls (18 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • New Zealand: 250 runs in 41.2 overs (249 balls), Extras 7
    • New Zealand: 300 runs in 44.5 overs (270 balls), Extras 8
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 15 balls (MJ Guptill 25, GD Elliott 23, Ex 2)
    • Over 46.3: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - GD Elliott (Struck down)
    • MJ Guptill: 200 off 152 balls (21 x 4, 8 x 6)
    • New Zealand: 350 runs in 47.3 overs (286 balls), Extras 10
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 393/6 in 50.0 overs (MJ Guptill 237, DL Vettori 8)
    • West Indies innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 80 runs, 4 wickets)
    • Over 2.6: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - CH Gayle (Struck down)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (42 balls), Extras 1
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 20 balls (CH Gayle 25, MN Samuels 26, Ex 1)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 11.5 overs (71 balls), Extras 3
    • CH Gayle: 50 off 26 balls (2 x 4, 7 x 6)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 115/4 in 15.0 overs (CH Gayle 60, JL Carter 9)
    • West Indies: 150 runs in 18.6 overs (114 balls), Extras 4
    • West Indies: 200 runs in 24.4 overs (148 balls), Extras 5
    • West Indies: 250 runs in 29.6 overs (180 balls), Extras 6
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 30.1 - 35.0 (Batting side - 0 run, 1 wicket)
 
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