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
The Wahab v Watson subplot, a Geoffrey Edelsten lookalike and a clinical chase made for a great experience
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
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
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
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
If they're serious about building a quality team, they need to do it around Jason Holder
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
Martin Guptill plundered 24 fours and 11 sixes in his match-winning 237 that helped New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs in the Quarter-Finals in Wellington on Saturday.
#BendTheRules Moments from the match between New Zealand and West Indies
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
Daniel Vettori's one-handed blinder at the boundary among the plays of the day from the fourth quarter-final
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
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
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.