Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

1217dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Guptill's 237 drives New Zealand into semi-final

Martin Guptill's unbeaten 237 was the highest World Cup score of all time and the second-highest in all ODIs, but most importantly it ensured New Zealand's progression to the World Cup semi-finals for the seventh time

1215dAaron Owen

Wahab's roar, and mad Maxwell

The Wahab v Watson subplot, a Geoffrey Edelsten lookalike and a clinical chase made for a great experience

1216dSharda Ugra in Sydney

Cricket nerds in rugby territory

When the new, improved and cult-status-acquring Black Caps 2015 are playing in the World Cup quarter final in their home, the hordes are bound to gather at Sydney Kiwi haunt, the Harlequin pub

1216dAndrew McGlashan in Wellington

Hesson doesn't mind quick turnaround

Mike Hesson has called Martin Guptill's unbeaten 237 a "surreal" performance but New Zealand do not have much time to sit back and soak up the acclaim with just a 48-hour turnaround to their semi-final against South Africa at Eden Park

1217dESPNcricinfo staff

'Haven't retired from any format' - Gayle

Chris Gayle is not retiring from any form of the game, but a recurring back injury will keep him out of West Indies' upcoming home Test series against England

1217dBishen Jeswant

Guptill scales many mountains

Top World Cup score, the top score by a New Zealand batsman, and a glut of boundaries among the stats highlights from the fourth World Cup quarter-final

1217dGeorge Binoy in Wellington

'We've never been consistent' - Holder

Holder put the immediate cause of West Indies' exit - Martin Guptil making 237, New Zealand racking up 393 - down to missed opportunities in the field and poor lengths from the bowlers

1217dGeorge Binoy in Wellington

Sloppy West Indies lacked intent, hunger

West Indies should have been fired up for a winner-takes-all match against one of the two hottest sides in the World Cup. New Zealand had everything to lose, and yet West Indies were flat long before Martin Guptill flattened them

1218dAndrew McGlashan in Wellington

McCullum promises attack-first mentality

New Zealand have won eight ODIs in a row. Extend that to 11 and they will have etched a spot in New Zealand's sporting history normally reserved for the All Blacks

1218dGeorge Binoy in Wellington

Will West Indies risk a less-than-100% Gayle?

Whether Chris Gayle would play New Zealand in the quarter-final on account of his problematic back was the piece of information anyone was after, but there was no clear answer

1217dAndrew McGlashan in Wellington

Guptill repays the faith, and then some

New Zealand's management believed in Martin Guptill's match-winning ability and stood by him through a nearly two-year period of rocky form. Even they couldn't have predicted he would vindicate them with a double-century in a World Cup quarter-final

Another Low

0

Number times WI have successfully chased a 300+ target. Every other Test nation has achieved this at least once.

Rising to the Occasion

5

Number of NZ batsmen who have scored hundreds in the quarters, semis or finals or any ODI tournament; Guptill is the fifth.

The Caribbean Donut

3-0

New Zealand's win-loss record against West Indies at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

NZ choose not to chase

5

Number of consecutive matches where New Zealand have batted second coming into this quarter final.