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Live Reporting

Mark Mitchener, James Gheerbrant and Sam Sheringham

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    As TMS fades from the airwaves, it's time to wave goodbye to the quarter-finals - and to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and West Indies. Four titans remain: New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and India.

    The semi-finals start on Tuesday - but if your cricket appetite can't wait until then, from tomorrow you can listen to the Champion County game between MCC and Yorkshire from Abu Dhabi. A trio of once (and future?) England openers head the MCC batting order: Messrs Cook, Compton and Carberry.

    But make sure you join us on Tuesday morning - NZ v SA gets under way at 01:00 GMT, we'll be here from 00:30. Until then, enjoy a bumper weekend of sport and raise a glass to an astonishing performance from Martin Guptill. TTFN.

  2. Post update

    Martin Guptill
  3. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ben Thapa: Jason Holder is a seriously gutsy cricketer. Any of his team-mates who don't yet "trust" him: have a look in the mirror, boys.

  4. Review of the day

    If your alarm clock has just gone off and awoken you for the start of a special Saturday of sport, I'm afraid it's all over down under where it'll be the Kiwis dancing on the streets of Wellington tonight.

    Martin Guptill led the way with an astonishing unbeaten 237 at the top of the order as they posted 393-6, and although Chris Gayle (61), rendered largely immobile by injury, got West Indies off to a flier of sorts - indeed, the Caribbean men hit more sixes than the Kiwis - once he departed at 120-5, the game was up for them.

  5. Captain's view

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Daniel Vettori's one-handed catch: "I gave him no chance to be honest,. You saw the reaction of the boys to run from all corners to celebrate. He us a legend of New Zealand cricket, a special man and a cricketer and you can see what his involvement means to us."

  6. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Louis Strong: NZ, India, South Africa and Aussies. The best four ODI teams. England had no chance so I don't know why we were surprised.

  7. Captain's view

    More from New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "The way our team is structured it allows us a licence at the start. For us to be competitive on a regular basis we need to play an attacking style of cricket. We will continue to play like that.

    "We know how dangerous the West Indies players are. They are clean strikers. We wanted to make a statement and make it a professional performance across the board. The bowlers made sure we did that. It is great to progress, we will celebrate tonight and then turn our attention to Auckland. We will do our homework and put our best foot forward."

  8. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Guptill's first 100 runs were very classically scored. He played some beautiful straight drives, and didn't take may risks. His hundred was perfectly timed, and he went mental from that point onwards. It was incredible to watch."

  9. Captain's view

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on TMS: "That was the greatest innings in ODIs I've ever seen live, the skills that Martin Guptill displayed were once in a lifetime really. Everyone here will remember it for the rest of their lives.

    "I'm still trying to work out how we got 394, it's a mammoth score. We knew that they had ball strikers, but the bowlers hung tough under pressure. Dan Vettori wasn't at his miserly best today, but he created opportunities. Trent Boult just gets better and better."

  10. Captain's view

    More from West Indies captain Jason Holder: "It was a tough to defend. We were in the game until the 35th over. Guptill played superbly. We dropped him early and it cost us. The ball sat up well on the pitch and he could put it where he wanted.

    "It has been a challenge. I had high hopes coming into it, but it has been a rollercoaster. We have learned a lot. It is about learning as quickly as possible. We need to find out where he went wrong and assess what we do.

    "I would like to keep the captain's job. It is something I have always wanted to do and I don't think I have done too badly. I would like to thank the supporters who came here to help us."

  11. Bridesmaids again?

    New Zealand have often been the bridesmaids of international cricket - reaching World Cup semi-finals in (deep breath) 1975, 1979, 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2011 - but never a final. Can they go the distance this time in 2015?

    It should be noted, unlike England, they have won a 50-over ICC global event - triumphing in the ICC Knock-Out (the forerunner of the modern Champions Trophy) in Kenya in 2000.

    Their semi-final opponents South Africa have a not dissimilar record - three times World Cup semi-finalists, never a finalist, and won the inaugural ICC Knock Out in 1998.

    New Zealand players celebrate
  12. Riaz and Watson fined

    A snippet of news from yesterday's game: Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz was fined 50% of his match fee while Australia all-rounder Shane Watson was penalised 15% of his after their angry clash in Friday's World Cup quarter-final.

    Riaz was charged with using obscene language, while Watson was accused of conduct contrary to the spirit of the game when the two faced each other down in a compelling passage of play during Australia's six-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval.

    ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle said: "It was an enthralling contest between Shane and Wahab, but in the closing stages both players crossed that fine line between intense competition and unacceptable behaviour."

    Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson
  13. Captain's view

    West Indies captain Jason Holder on TMS: "It's quite disappointing, we came into this game with high hopes. Martin Guptill took the game away from us with his 200 and we didn't bowl well in the death overs. 393 is a big score but it was a good wicket and I thought we could have put up a better fight.

    "I hope it's not the end of Chris Gayle's international career but that's up to Chris. We've been away from home for a long time and so many guys are mentally and physically tired. We'll have a well-deserved rest before the Test series against England."

  14. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "He's a nice fellow, Jason Holder, I think he's been burdened with the task [of captaincy] rather prematurely. If you look at Brendon McCullum, he has the breadth of experience that helps his captaincy."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

    Jason Holder
  15. Post update

    Captain Jason Holder tells TMS he hopes that wasn't Chris Gayle's last international game.

  16. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Martin Guptill dazzled. He turned this stadium into a little carnival. He hit the ball so cleanly, drives that you've never seen anything like. He thoroughly deserves all the accolades he's getting."

  17. Post update

    Guptill also admitted he didn't think he'd ever surpass the 189 not out he made from 155 balls against England in Southampton in 2013. I was at that game and it was a phenomenal innings, but today's knock was on another level entirely.

    (Historians may also note that the aforementioned 2013 game also saw the last ODI outing in England colours for Jade Dernbach, who was flogged around Hampshire for 87 runs in 10 overs).

  18. Man of the match

    More from Martin Guptill on TMS: "It hasn't quite sunk in, but the boys will have a few drinks tonight and I'll probably hear all about it. Last 10 overs, it was swing from the hip and I was lucky to get a few out of the middle.

    "I said to Tom Latham at drinks, 'I reckon we'll be all right with 320 here', and luckily we got a few more.

    "Trent Boult is bowling fantastically well at the moment and Dan Vettori's catch was pretty unbelievable. The atmosphere was awesome, a step up from the England game."

  19. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Today's 31 sixes was the highest total in a World Cup game. It's the second equal highest in a one-day international (along with NZ's 31 against India in Christchurch in 2009).

    "The highest figure was 38 by India and Australia in Bangalore in 2013."

  20. Man of the match

    Man of the match Martin Guptill, who scored a record-breaking 237: "We had a couple of good partnerships early to set us up to explode at the end. We were trying to take each ball as it comes and rotate the strike. We did that well and it worked out.

    "After I got 100 I thought I should hit some boundaries. Grant [Elliott] played a great little innings, as did Luke Ronchi. It was the quickest outfield I have played on here and you got value for shots.

    "It was an incredible crowd. We will let this one sink in tonight and focus on the semi-finals tomorrow. It hasn't really sunk in yet. We have work to do so I can't focus on it too much."

  21. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Today's 143-run victory by West Indies was the largest winning margin in World Cup knockout matches (in terms of runs), beating Australia's 125-run victory over India in the 2003 final in Johannesburg."

  22. New Zealand reaction

    New Zealand seamer Trent Boult (who took 4-44) on TMS: "Obviously a great performance set up by a fabulous innings from Martin Guptill. It was nice to go out and bowl well as a unit in a pretty difficult situation, they were coming out there to give it everything. Martin was hitting it clean every ball, it's something that a lot of us will be proud to look back on. I'd probably rank it the top innings I've ever seen. It's on to Auckland now and hopefully we can make some more good memories."

  23. Man of the match

    You don't need me to tell you that Martin Guptill has been named as man of the match for his unbeaten 237 from 163 balls. But I just have done.

    Martin Guptill celebrates
  24. Final scorecard

    NZ won by 143 runs

    West Indies 250 all out in 30.3 overs

    Fall of wickets: 4-1 (Charles 3), 27-2 (Simmons 12), 80-3 (Samuels 27), 80-4 (Ramdin 0), 120-5 (Gayle 61 - 8 sixes), 166-6 (Sammy 27), 173-7 (Carter 32), 201-8 (Russell 20), 221-9 (Taylor 11), 250-10 (Holder 42)

    Not out batsman: Benn 9

    Bowling figures: Southee 8-1-82-2, Boult 10-3-44-4, Vettori 6.3-0-58-2, Milne 4-0-42-1, Anderson 2-0-24-1

    New Zealand 393-6: Guptill 237 not out from 163 balls (11 sixes and 24 fours)

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.


  25. Semi-final line-up

    So, we know the full World Cup semi-final line-up now.

    New Zealand stay on home soil and move to Auckland where they will face South Africa on Tuesday at 01:00 GMT.

    Meanwhile, old rivals Australia and India lock horns in Sydney on Thursday at 03:30 GMT.

  26. Post update

    Bryan Waddle on TMS has noticed Chris Gayle throwing a lot of hic cricket gear into the crowd. The act of a man about to retire from internationals?

  27. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The whole of the Kiwi performance was excellent. Even Brendon McCullum, who missed out, played his part with his dynamic brand of captaincy."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  28. Post update

    A nice touch from the Black Caps, as while fireworks are let off around the "Cake Tin", the New Zealand fielders hang back on the 30-yard circle to allow Martin Guptill, today's hero with an unbeaten 237, to lead them off.

  29. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's fitting that it should be Dan Vettori should take the final wicket after his catch earlier. In the field, New Zealand were electric. West Indies made a valiant effort to keep up with the run rate, but you don't chase 390 very easily."

  30. Champagne moment


    New Zealand celebrate their win over West Indies
  31. WICKET

    Holder c Anderson b Vettori 42 (WI 250 all out)

    Holder holes out, hoisting Vettori into the grateful hands of long-off - and New Zealand are into their seventh World Cup semi-final.

    Perhaps sensing the inevitable, West Indies had even taken the batting powerplay, prompting McCullum to recall Vettori to the attack.


    Anderson and McCullum celebrate
  32. Latest scorecard

    West Indies 250-9 from 30 overs (target 394)

    Batsmen: Holder 42 from 23 balls, Benn 9 from four

    Fall of wickets: 4-1 (Charles 3), 27-2 (Simmons 12), 80-3 (Samuels 27), 80-4 (Ramdin 0), 120-5 (Gayle 61 - 8 sixes), 166-6 (Sammy 27), 173-7 (Carter 32), 201-8 (Russell 20), 221-9 (Taylor 11)

    Bowling figures: Southee 8-0-82-2, Boult 10-3-44-4, Vettori 6-0-58-1, Milne 4-0-42-1, Anderson 2-0-24-1

    New Zealand 393-6: Guptill 237 not out from 163 balls (11 sixes and 24 fours)

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.


  33. Close!

    WI 250-9

    Holder could be on for a half-century here, the 23-year-old skipper whacking another four through mid-wicket before chipping one towards cow corner where it doesn't quite carry to the bear-like Corey Anderson sliding forward from the boundary. It would have been a spectacular catch, and we've seen a couple of those today...

    Benn has a couple of big slogs and nearly chops onto his stumps with the first, before bashing a four over mid-on. He looks as though he's enjoying himself. 250 up - were West Indies only a couple of wickets down, they'd be bang on course.

  34. WI 228-9 (target 394)

    New Zealand turn back to the pace of Adam Milne to finish the job. A single from Holder brings last man Sulieman Benn on strike. But barring a career-defining masterclass from Big Benn, the bell will soon be tolling for West Indies.

    A cross-batted swipe gets him off the mark with a single, while the similarly lanky Holder helps himself to three successive boundaries, clubbing Milne all around the park. A single takes the Windies skipper to 37 from 20 balls - he's clearly no mug with bat in hand. With the Test series in the Caribbean coming soon, England beware...

  35. WICKET

    Taylor c Guptill b Southee 11 (WI 221-9)

    It only needs a quick look, and Taylor is sent on his way. The lucky catcher? None other than Martin "237 not out" Guptill.

    If you're only just joining us, it's been like the other quarter-finals - entertaining, but not a very close contest as things stand. You can read all about Guptill's heroic unbeaten 237 on the BBC Sport website - while we've also had a characteristic Chris Gayle cameo at an even higher strike rate. But this game is not long for this world.


    Tm Southee celebrates the wicket of Jerome Taylor
  36. Third umpire

    WI 221-8

    Taylor can't get Southee away for five dot balls, then New Zealand appeal for a catch at short mid-wicket. Taylor stands his ground, implying it was a bump ball. The umpires aren't sure, and send it upstairs...

  37. WI 221-8 (Holder 23*, Taylor 11*)

    World Cups are often a watershed moment, after which some players opt to call it a day on the international front. But while there have been rumours of Chris Gayle packing in Windies duty to concentrate on Twenty20 leagues (and his other duties as the self-styled "coolest man in cricket"), it would be a crying shame if this tournament is the last we see of Daniel Vettori. The wily spinner restricts the Windies to four singles.

  38. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ali Akram: Pakistan would have to be Aston Villa. Beat anyone and can beaten by anyone.

    Ion Cromar: West Indies = Portugal, couple of world class players, the rest ordinary. Nearly men.

    Amzod: I think Bangladesh would be England, occasionally beat the big teams but always flatter to deceive.

  39. Six

    WI 217-8 (target 394)

    This is already the most six-laden match in World Cup history, and after a single from Taylor, captain Holder launches Southee for another maximum over mid-wicket. A single takes the tall Bajan to 21 from 12 balls, and a remarkable Southee over goes for 16 runs - but crucially one wicket.

  40. WI 209-8

    Jerome Taylor is the new batsman, with a mere 193 more runs needed for victory. He clearly thinks the game isn't over, thumping his first two deliveries for four through the leg side.

  41. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It's been a very watchable innings, but it's nearly done now. West Indies are facing a crushing defeat."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  42. WICKET

    Russell b Southee 20 (WI 201-8)

    Morning everyone... boom! Southee returns and shatters Russell's stumps. An ungainly slog across the line from Russell, whose hairstyle these days resembles that of Mr T - but unlike Mr T, he'll be getting on a plane very soon. West Indies in the World Cup departure lounge, preparing to have their passports checked.


    Russell reacts to being bowled out
  43. Post update

    Ian Bishop

    Former West Indies fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It has been an amazing tempo over the first 25 overs of an innings. The ball striking is phenomenal. They have some big hitting lower down the order but you have to look at the wickets that have fallen."

  44. WI 201-7

    This is a strange match. West Indies are going along at eight an over and yet they don't have a prayer of winning this game. Jason Holder keeps the runs flowing with a big six straight back over Vettori's head.

    Time to hand you over to Mark Mitchener to guide you through to the conclusion of this match.

  45. WI 191-7 (Russell 18, Holder 6)

    Corey Anderson continues. Russell prolongs the contest with an absolute murderous six over midwicket. That travelled 78 metres and it went pretty much flat. And then he repeats the dose with an extraordinary shot, chasing a wide ball outside off and getting on one foot to flat-bat it over point. Incredible batting.

  46. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ben Thapa: Folk calling past NZ sides chokers - unfair- went in with modest sides punching above their weight - this year they're favourites!

  47. WI 174-7

    Jason Holder, the captain, comes out with the contest all but over. He's away with a single from an overthrow.

  48. Post update

    Ian Bishop

    Former West Indies fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Jonathan Carter would have thought that he had it covered, but such is the guile of Vettori that the ball can dip on you. McCullum is of the mindset that even if the tempo is high he goes for wickets all the time."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  49. WICKET

    Carter b Vettori 23 (WI 173-7)

    Vettori strikes! The veteran spinner draws on all his years of guile, beating Carter in the air with a lovely bit of flight and rocking back his off stump. Carter lingers at the crease in astonishment, utterly baffled to see his furniture disturbed.

    Stick a fork in West Indies - they're done.


    Ronchi watches as Carter is out
  50. WI 172-6 (Carter 32, Russell 5)

    Andre Russell is the new man. He will not die wondering. He butchers his second ball through mid-wicket for four.

  51. Post update

    Ian Bishop

    Former West Indies fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Anderson, and to a lesser extent Milne, have got a lot of wickets bowling back of a length. That was on to Sammy too quickly. Because of the run-rate, West Indies need to continue going as regularly as they can at everyone. But you need to manage the innings up to over 35, keeping wickets in hand and then see what you can build on at the end."

  52. WICKET

    Sammy c Ronchi b Anderson 27 (WI 166-6)

    Sammy's entertaining innings ends in predictable fashion. Corey Anderson, a bowler with real goldenarm factor, is introduced and strikes with his first legitimate ball, forcing Sammy to mistime an attempted slog which goes miles up in the air and is caught by the keeper.


    Sammy out
  53. WI 165-5

    Vettori continues, and finally manages to restore some respectability to his figures. Just four singles off the over.

  54. Latest scorecard

    West Indies 161-5 from 20 overs (target 394)

    Run rate: 8.05 per over Required rate: 7.76

    Batsmen: Carter 29, Sammy 25

    Fall of wickets: 4-1 (Charles 3), 27-2 (Simmons 12), 80-3 (Samuels 27), 80-4 (Ramdin 0), 120-5 (Gayle 61 - 8 sixes)

    Bowling figures: Southee 5-0-53-0, Boult 10-3-44-4, Vettori 2-0-38-0, Milne 3-0-26-1

    New Zealand 393-6: Guptill 237 not out from 163 balls (11 sixes and 24 fours)

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.


  55. WI 161-5 (Carter 29, Sammy 25)

    If you thought the entertainment was over when Gayle trudged off, you were wrong. Sammy has come out swinging, he lofts Boult back over his head for a lovely six. Boult responds with a bouncer which forces Sammy to hit the floor in an improvised commando roll.

  56. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Today's match has broken the record for most sixes in a World Cup match.

    "A total of 26 have been hit so far, including one on to the roof, to break the previous best of 22 set by Pakistan against Zimbabwe in 2007 and West Indies against Zimbabwe in 2015, when Chris Gayle made his 215."

  57. WI 151-5

    Daniel Vettori returns after getting an early savaging from Chris Gayle. His troubles are not at an end though. First Darren Sammy smites him over cover for four, then Carter helps himself to consecutive boundaries, slogging over midwicket for six and then driving through cover for four.

  58. WI 134-5 (target 394)

    It looks like Trent Boult is going to bowl his full allocation here. He continues for his ninth over, and once again he manages to get a grip on the spiralling run rate - just two singles from a tight over.

    Bowling Boult
  59. In case you missed it...

    Martin Guptill graphic
  60. WI 132-5

    Darren Sammy is the new man and he's off the mark in style, pulverising a drive through the covers for four. And he repeats the trick of the next ball, climbing into a full ball and smoking it to the rope. He can certainly whack it, but for how long?

  61. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "How much was that the field brought up into the circle on the on side and Gayle looking to hit on the pull into that area? He is an icon in the T20 game and brings that to the other formats. People stop ironing their underpants when Gayle comes to the crease."

    Gayle wabes his bat as he is dismissed
  62. WICKET

    Gayle b Milne 61 (WI 120-5)

    That's the key wicket. Milne's pace does for Chris Gayle, sneaking through his attempted cover drive and cannoning into the top of off stump via an inside edge. Game over?


    Gayle dismissed
  63. WI 120-4 (Gayle 61, Carter 13)

    Jonathan Carter has an important supporting role to play here. He can't afford to let the run rate slide, and he keeps the scoreboard moving with a pull through midwicket for four. Riled up, Trent Boult comes back superbly - fizzing a short ball past Carter's nose and then sliding one just past his outside edge.

  64. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    RebeccaB70: So, cricket nowadays is all about the batters, bowlers don't get a look in and... what's that? Boult has four already?

    David Wright: What a Cricket World Cup. What a chase this could be. Over to you Chris Gayle, anything Guptill can do...

    Jared Maobe: It's New Zealand's day surely, How did Vettori catch Samuels' six there??? Top drawer.

  65. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It has been a very interesting West Indian reply. They began uncertain in how they were gong to play it. They were quite defensive to try and see off the combined threat of Boult of Southee. But after losing a couple of wickets they really opened up."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  66. Drinks break

    WI 115-4

    Chris Gayle isn't bothering with the off side at the moment. Milne sends down an anaemic bouncer and Gayle languidly smears it into the stands at midwicket for another six. He is in the mood tonight. Time for drinks, and do you know what, I'm really not sure if West Indies are in this game or not. It's great entertainment though.

    Milne bowling
  67. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Chris Gayle is the first player to hit seven sixes in his first 50 runs in an ODI.

    "He now has 25 in this World Cup, the most in one tournament, beating AB de Villiers' 20 (also in this World Cup).

    "He currently has 36 World Cup sixes in his career, equal with AB de Villiers as the most (as at seven sixes today)."

  68. WI 108-4 (target 394)

    Trent Boult is able to put the squeeze on this burgeoning run rate by bowling a good, tight channel outside off stump. The watchful Carter blocks out six dots to give Boult his third maiden.

  69. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Leading wicket-takers in overs 1-10 in the tournament:

    Trent Boult 198 balls, 120 runs, 10 wickets at 12.00 average with a rate per over of 3.63

    Jerome Taylor 186 balls, 128 runs, nine wickets at 14.22 average with RPO of 4.12

    Mitchell Starc 138 balls, 93 runs, seven wickets at 13.28 with RPO of 4.04

    Jason Holder 198 balls, 118 runs, seven wickets at 16.85 with RPO of 3.57

  70. 50 for Gayle

    WI 108-4

    Brendon McCullum turns to raw pace to try and derail the steaming Gayle Express, and summons the rapid youngster Adam Milne. He keeps Gayle honest initially, but then strays too straight, allowing the batsman to flick him to fine leg for four. That brings up 50 off 26 balls for Chris Gayle - he needs to at least triple that to give West Indies a chance.

  71. WI 101-4 (Gayle 48, Carter 8)

    Jonathan Carter gets in on the act, cutting a rare bad ball from Boult past point for four to open his account. And again! This a classic West Indian stroke, high backlift, flourishing blade, driven sweetly through the covers. Runs continue to flow.

  72. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Sir Ian Botham on Daniel Vettori's catch: That has got to be one of the catches of this World Cup! The evergreen Daniel Vettori... magnificent!!

  73. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "If New Zealand don't win this World Cup then they'll never win it. If Daniel Vettori is taking one-handed catches on the boundary like Michael Jordan then this is your time."

  74. WI 92-4

    Gayle or bust now for the West Indies. He continues to make the improbable seem just about possible, flat-batting Tim Southee into the stands at square leg, then hoicking him over long-on for an absolutely enormous maximum. That went twenty rows back. Monstrous.

    Chris Gayle in action
  75. Latest scorecard

    West Indies 80-4 from 10 overs (target 394)

    Batsmen: Gayle 36 from 17 balls (five sixes), Carter 0

    Fall of wickets: 4-1 (Charles 3), 27-2 (Simmons 12), 80-3 (Samuels 27), 80-4 (Ramdin 0)

    Bowling figures: Southee 4-0-41-0, Boult 5-2-18-4, Vettori 1-0-21-0

    New Zealand 393-6: Guptill 237 from 163 balls (11 sixes and 24 fours)

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.


  76. WI 80-4

    Jonathan Carter is the new man. Boult completes a double-wicket maiden.

  77. WICKET

    Ramdin lbw b Boult 0 (WI 80-4)

    Trent Boult is tearing the West Indies top order apart here. Denesh Ramdin comes and goes in the blink of an eye. Good length, angling in from Boult, Ramdin is late getting his blade down and the ball cannons into his pat so hard it almost rips it off his leg. Plumb lbw, and Boult is now the leading wicket-taker in this World Cup again.


    Radmin out
  78. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Vettori is my favourite bowler and batsmen and now fielder. It was flying for six but he took it a good foot in the air. His reaction was so nonchalant - he put the ball on the floor as his whole team ran towards him. What a hero! Give him a knighthood, quickly!"

  79. WICKET

    Samuels c Vettori b Boult 27 (WI 80-3)

    What a snag! Samuels perishes to an absolute worldy on the rope at third man, and it's Vettori, the oldest man on the pitch, who's claimed it. Samuels upper-cuts, it seems destined to fly for six, but Dan the Man leaps and plucks it nonchalantly out of the sky with one hand. The entire New Zealand team run to him. Quite brilliant.


    New Zealand celebrate another wicket
  80. WI 80-2

    Now Marlon Samuels joins the party! He picks up consecutive fours off Southee with a crunching drive through the covers and a clip off his toes through midwicket. Then he goes big, stepping away and lofting the bowler effortlessly into the stands at long-off.

    Southee responds with a bouncer, but Samuels gets lucky and top-edges it over the keeper for another four. 'Taking Care of Business' blares out over the PA> Plenty more business to take care of yet, but this is a fine start...

  81. Another Gayle six!

    WI 59-2 (Gayle 36, Samuels 6)

    Chris Gayle looks to be limping a bit, so it's stand-and-deliver from the big man. This time he climbs into Trent Boult, rocking back in the crease and bopping him back over his head for another maximum to move on to 36 off 16 balls. Then there's a huge shout off the final ball when Boult strikes Gayle on the pads. No dice from the umpire, it looked to be just sliding down leg.

    Chris Gayle batting
  82. Gayle three sixes in a row

    WI 51-2

    Here's the wily bespectacled spin king Daniel Vettori, proud possessor of the lowest economy rate at this tournament. Gayle is determined to bruise those figures though, and so far his timing is sound. He launches the tweaker for three big sixes into the stands at midwicket! This could be fun while it lasts...

    Chris Gayle hits a six
  83. WI 30-2 (Gayle 11, Samuels 3)

    Ooh, Samuels nearly perishes first ball! A short ball hits the shoulder of the bat and loops up just over the head of the man at point. Then McCullum nearly runs out Gayle with an electric pick up and throw in the covers. West Indies are on a bed of nails at the moment.

    Trent Boult bowls to Samuels
  84. WICKET

    Simmons c Guptill b Boult 12 (WI 27-2)

    You can't keep Martin Guptill out of the game! Simmons carves Boult into the stands over point for a big six, but the next delivery is pushed slightly fuller and finds the edge, which is snaffled by Guppers in the cordon.


    New Zealand celebrate as Simmons is out
  85. Six

    WI 21-1

    Finally West Indies find their range. Big pressure on West Indies. First Lendl Simmons smashes Southee over mid-off for four, then Gayle signals his lurking menace, flat-batting a bruising pull shot for six and then heaving over mid-on for four. That's what they need.

  86. WI 6-1 (target 394)

    New Zealand are buzzing in the field, like wasps over a dropped ice lolly. A tight over from Boult, just one from it.

  87. Not out

    WI 5-1

    Well, Tim Southee was convinced but no-one else was, and for good reason it turns out. Nothing on Snicko as the ball passes the bat. A poor review, perhaps just showing how keen New Zealand are to see the back of the dangerous Gayle - he is surely the only man who can threaten this total.

  88. Umpire review

    Has Chris Gayle nicked this? New Zealand think so, but the umpire says no. We're going upstairs to sort this one out...

  89. WI 4-1 (Gayle 1, Simmons 0)

    Lendl Simmons is the new man, into the action rather earlier than he would like. He plays out four dots, which means it's a maiden for Trent Boult. Don't worry - there was a maiden in the New Zealand innings, and they scored 393.

  90. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "He looked to heave it away to make something out of these 10 overs but it's too early to do that and the bat was cleaving at empty air."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

    Trent Boult celebrates
  91. WICKET

    Charles b Boult 3 (WI 4-1)

    Wickets in hand, yeah? Oh. New Zealand continue to dominate this match as they strike early with the ball, Trent Boult spearing in a full, swinging delivery and splattering the stumps of Johnson Charles. The swinging bat wasn't even in the same postcode.


  92. WI 4-0

    So, a momentous task for West Indies. Chris Gayle takes strike to the first ball from Southee. So much depends on him. He's away with a single to mid-off. Johnson Charles is his partner, having replaced the walking wicket Dwayne Smith. He's off the mark with a pull to deep square leg for two.

  93. Post update

    James Gheerbrant back with you. Tim Southee has the new ball, and we're ready to go again. Can West Indies threaten this huge score?

  94. Post update

    The word 'roof' is now trending on Twitter in New Zealand after Martin Guptill located that part of the Cake Tin with a huge six.

  95. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "New Zealand got off to a very good start. Guptill's hundred was perfectly timed, just before the powerplay, and they had the wickets in hand to allow him to go crazy. It was brilliant to watch."

  96. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Men on roof of Westpac Stadium

    BBC Test Match Special's Simon Mann on Twitter: Men on the roof searching for the ball hit there by Martin Guptill.

  97. Post update

    Wow, I don't know about you but I'm still drawing breath. That was staggering stuff. And I still remember Allan Lamb being lauded throughout the land for hitting four fours in a row. Four fours.

    It was an amazing innings but was it enough to make Guptill the number one batsman in this tournament? Do Kumar Sangakkara's four centuries trump Guptill's record knock? Or did De Villiers' lightning 150 rock your boat? Vote now on this page. Tweet us on #bbccricket.

  98. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Will Broadfoot: It's 4.45am but well worth being up to watch Guptill smash 237 record for NZ. Sublime knock.

    Evan Samuel: Phenomenal. Martin Guptill, take a series of bows. Awesome in the true sense of the word.

  99. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Think back to the very first ball of the day. Guptill played a lovely straight drive straight down the ground. He just went on from there."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  100. Post update

    Poor old Jason Holder. The young Windies skip has now been on the receiving end of two of the most brutal batting displays this tournament has ever seen. First AB De Villiers and now this. Does anyone out there hold any hope of the West Indies chasing those runs down?

  101. A superhuman speaks

    Martin Guptill: "There is pressure but you've just got to try to put it behind you, watch the ball and play it accordingly. It was good to spend a bit of time in the middle against Bangladesh. It's pretty pleasing going forward. Once you get yourself in on this pitch the runs come pretty easily."

  102. End-of-innings scorecard

    New Zealand 393-6 from 50 overs (NZ won toss)

    Not out batsmen: Guptill 237 from 163 balls including 11 sixes and 24 fours, Vettori 8 from two balls

    Fall of wickets: 27-1 (McCullum 12), 89-2 (Williamson 33), 232-3 (Taylor 42), 278-4 (Anderson 15), 333-5 (Elliott 27), 365-6 (Ronchi 27)

    Bowling figures: Taylor 7-0-71-3, Holder 8-0-76-0, Benn 10-1-66-0, Russell 10-0-96-2, Sammy 8-0-38-0, Samuels 7-0-44-0

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.


  103. NZ 393-6 (Guptill 237, Vettori 8)

    Guptill remains in medieval mode. Russell is spanked over his head for yet another six then cut for four. In the context of what we've seen the final ball is an anti-climax as he only gets two from it. But listen to this people. Martin Guptill just scored 237 not out in a knockout match at the Cricket World Cup. That's the second highest score in ODI history. He hit 137 off his last 52 balls. Beyond comprehension.

  104. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Andrew Morris: Spare a thought for Samuels. Dropped Guptill on four and here Guptill is 200+ runs later!

  105. Guptill Six

    OMG, I thought I'd seen it all, but clearly not. Guptill batters the first ball of the last over onto the roof of the Cake Tin. Truly astonishing.

  106. NZ 373-6 (Guptill 217, Vettori 8)

    Veteran Vettori fancies a piece of the action here. Two balls, two boundaries, the second via a huge stroke of luck as a huge inside edge whistles through his legs, past his off stumps and away to the rope.

  107. WICKET

    Ronchi c Benn b Taylor 9 (NZ 365-6)

    Ronchi cracks Taylor for back-to-back fours, but perishes when he scoops Taylor to Benn at square leg.


  108. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Australia batsman David Warner on Twitter: Very well played @Martyguptill great to see. Love watching batters hit the ball out the park!!

  109. NZ 357-5

    I'm told Guptill's second hundred came off 41 balls. That beggars belief. And, incredibly, it only takes him three more blows to motor past Gayle. Six - four - four and it's the highest score in World Cup history. Chris Gayle walks over to shake his hand. Lovely moment.

  110. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Wellington

    "I have never heard a roar like that before. As Guptill pummelled Russell down the ground and removed his helmet in a double-armed celebration, the Cake Tin let out a a cheer that will have echoed around New Zealand. I think we've just seen the best moment of the World Cup."

    Fans cheer Guptill
  111. Post update

    Daniel McHardy

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Stand up New Zealand, stand up the world. Just glorious."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  112. Guptill 200

    Guptill wastes no time in becoming the first New Zealander to make an ODI double hundred. And he gets there in style with a blistering drive down the ground for four. The crowd erupts. Guptill salutes. Other-worldly indeed.

    Guptill celebrates 200 runs
  113. Post update

    Daniel McHardy

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It's going to take something special for West Indies to even get close to this, but they do have a couple of players capable of other-worldly batting."

  114. NZ 339-5 (Guptill 199, Ronchi 1)

    Ronchi gets off the mark with a single to long-on. Guptill has had his breather. And he gets straight back to business with a blistering drive over the bowler's head that lands just inside the boundary. Two away from a double ton. He pulls it hard, but it's only one. 199 not out and on strike.

  115. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That has to go down as the worst review of the World Cup. But when you're having such a good time out there, you don't want it to end."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  116. WICKET

    Elliott lbw b Taylor 27 (NZ 333-5)

    Plumb as plumb can be. Hawk-Eye says the ball would have hit the middle of middle stump so Elliott is obliged to walk.


  117. Umpire review

    One ball after spanking another six, Elliott sweeps, misses and is given out by umpire Oxenford. This looks plumb. But he's going to review. it...

  118. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I've been impressed with the way Guptill has gone through periods of difficulty in this innings. He's played some deft little cuts when there's been not a lot of pace on the ball, and now he's broadened his range of strokes. It's been a complete innings."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  119. NZ 328-4

    Can Guptill beat Gayle's 215 and set a new record for the highest World Cup score? That's the big question. Mind you, it's Grant Elliott who is tucking in right now. Back to back sixes to bring up the 50 partnership off 15 balls in 13 minutes!!

  120. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Wellington

    "Brilliant atmosphere in Wellington now as the crowd chant for their batting here. 'Gup-till, clap, clap, clap, Gup-till'. If he continues, we could have the second World Cup 200, with both double centurions playing in this match."

  121. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Jason Holder is one of the bravest men I know. I've seen him go all around the park in the death overs, AB de Villiers ripped him to pieces at the SCG, but he still stands up and does it. It's an absolute run-fest, Martin Guptill's on fire."

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    Jason Holder
  122. Three sixes! NZ 309-4

    Guptill only needs a single swipe to put his name in the record books as he launches Holder for another six. But that's just for starters. Two more enormous sixes follow to take New Zealand past 300.

    In between, there are calls for a taxi for Johnson Charles when he misfields terribly to gift Elliot a four. It's 27 runs from the over. Another horror show from Holder.

    Martin Guptill
  123. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    The highest scores for New Zealand in ODIs:

    • All ODIs: 189 not out - Martin Guptill v England in Southampton in 2013
    • World Cup: 171 not out - Glenn Turner v East Africa in Birmingham in 1975
  124. NZ 282-4

    Grant Elliott is the new man and is straight into the runs with a couple to third man and some sharp running. I suggest you leave the bulk of the work to your partner Grant. He's got lots of records in his sights.

  125. WICKET

    Anderson c Gayle b Russell 15 (NZ 278-4)

    Corey Anderson's brief cameo is over. He tries to slog Andre Russell over midwicket but gets it off the toe of the bat and the ball spoons to Chris Gayle, who takes a good catch on the stretch.


    West Indies celebrate Anderson wicket
  126. NZ 278-3 (Guptill 168, Anderson 15)

    Different bowler, same deal. Guptill's combination of timing and power is breathtaking as he pummels Holder for a six over mid-off then pulls a full toss away for another maximum. The double ton is a real possibility here.

  127. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Gav Cartmel: West Indies would definitely match the French Football team. So much talent, no temperament but when they're on, they're on.

  128. NZ 262-3

    Corey Anderson is in his element. A short ball from Andre Russell is catapulted for six over deep square leg, then he check drives over the infield for four. Who can stem the flow of runs here? Captain Holder's going to have another dash...

    Corey Anderson
  129. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    College Hill Tutor: Football equivalents of cricket teams: Aussies=Brazil, India=Germany, New Zealand=Netherlands, Zimbabwe=Nigeria, England=England?

    You've started something there, College Hill Tutor. Who would West Indies be?

  130. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Martin Guptill has made the first 150 in a World Cup knockout game. The previous highest was 149 by Australia's Adam Gilchrist against Sri Lanka at Bridgetown in the 2007 final."

    Guptill in action
  131. 150 for Guptill - NZ 247-3

    A dreadful leg stump half-volley from Sulieman Benn allows Guptill to sweep for four. And a single off the next ball takes him to the 150 mark. Could a double ton be on the cards here? Anything Gayle can do...

    Guptill celebrates 150
  132. Latest scorecard

    New Zealand 240-3 after 40 overs (NZ won toss)

    Batsmen: Guptill 145 from 131 balls (17 fours, three sixes), Anderson 2 from six

    Fall of wickets: 27-1 (McCullum 12), 89-2 (Williamson 33), 232-3 (Taylor 42)

    Bowling figures: Taylor 5-0-44-1, Holder 6-0-33-0, Benn 9-1-59-0, Russell 5-0-20-1, Sammy 8-0-38-0, Samuels 7-0-44-0

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