The Wahab v Watson subplot, a Geoffrey Edelsten lookalike and a clinical chase made for a great experience
If they're serious about building a quality team, they need to do it around Jason Holder
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
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
From the first match of this World Cup, from the very first over, they have sought to impose themselves, to set and control the pace of play
Number times WI have successfully chased a 300+ target. Every other Test nation has achieved this at least once.
Number of NZ batsmen who have scored hundreds in the quarters, semis or finals or any ODI tournament; Guptill is the fifth.
New Zealand's win-loss record against West Indies at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
Number of consecutive matches where New Zealand have batted second coming into this quarter final.