• BATSMEN
    R
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    4s
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    SR
    61
    77
    33
    2
    8
    184.84
    16.1 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
    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
    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
    9.1 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 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
    32
    58
    39
    4
    1
    82.05
    22.3 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
    21.1 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
    20
    16
    11
    1
    2
    181.81
    25.1 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
    30.3 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
    27.6 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
    not out
    9
    13
    4
    2
    0
    225.00
    Extras
    6 (w 6)
    TOTAL
    250 all out (30.3 Overs, RR: 8.19)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TG Southee8.0182210.252410510
    TA Boult10.034444.40443320
    DL Vettori6.305828.92122500
    AF Milne4.0042110.5086120
    CJ Anderson2.0024112.0052210
    Fall of wickets:1-4 (J Charles, 1.2 ov), 2-27 (LMP Simmons, 5.3 ov), 3-80 (MN Samuels, 9.1 ov), 4-80 (D Ramdin, 9.5 ov), 5-120 (CH Gayle, 16.1 ov), 6-166 (DJG Sammy, 21.1 ov), 7-173 (JL Carter, 22.3 ov), 8-201 (AD Russell, 25.1 ov), 9-221 (JE Taylor, 27.6 ov), 10-250 (JO Holder, 30.3 ov)

Match Notes

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.