At Kingston, Jamaica, July 7, 2012. West Indies won by 55 runs. Toss: New Zealand.
To the delight of the biggest crowd at Sabina Park since Caribbean cricket's heyday in the 1980s, Gayle produced a brilliant display of straight hitting to overtake Brian Lara's West Indies record of 19 one-day international hundreds. Even after Gayle swung a catch to deep midwicket attempting his tenth six, Samuels - who had helped him add 129 - retained the Jamaican theme, advancing in the final over to his own century, the third of his one-day international career and the first since his two-year ban ended in May 2010. None of the eight bowlers went for less than 5.5 runs an over as West Indies compiled their highest total against New Zealand. Watling, with an unbeaten 72 off 62 balls to follow his 60 two days earlier, led a decent but unthreatening response.
Man of the Match: M.N. Samuels