• New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs
  • New Zealand win the toss and elect to bat first
  • New Zealand 393/6 after 50 overs
  • Guptill 237*, Taylor 3/71
  • West Indies 250/10 from 30.3 overs
  • Gayle 61, Boult 4/44
Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill became the first New Zealand player to score a double century in ODI\'s [Getty]

That's it from us as we bring an end to the live blog of an exciting quarter final clash of the 2015 ICC World Cup between New Zealand and West Indies. Hope you enjoyed it and we will back for the semi finals. Till then enjoy and take care.


Brendon McCullum.

"The innings we witnessed is probably one of the best we have ever seen in this format.Sublime. Just sublime. I will never forget it. Everybody here the same. The way the team is structured allows me a bit of license at the start. Some days it comes off, some days it doesn't, but that's the way it is.

"We need to play aggressive cricket to compete with the world's best sides, and I am sure the crowd is enjoying the way we are playing. We wanted to make a real statement on the back of Gup's inning, and that's what we did with the ball and in the field. We will celebrate Gup's success, the team's success, tonight, and then turn our attention to the semi-final.

"Tremendous support from the capital, lovely crowd throughout the summer, the best time of our lives and lovely that the crowd can travel with us on that journey. I am pretty sure a lot of them are booking their way to Auckland too.

"Oh I didn't give Dan a chance. You saw the reaction from the boys, the way the boys ran from all over the field. It's pretty hard to compare eras. Some outstanding eras, but certainly among teams I have played in, this is the best. No disrespect to the legends of the past, but I am pretty happy with the current team."


Jason Holder

It was tough to defend,. We were in the game until the 35th over. Guptill played brilliantly. We put him down early. A set batsman on that pitch is dangerous. Having said that we didn't bowl our yorkers well. It was a difficult challenge. We had an up-and-down World Cup. Not something I will shy away from. Of course I will like to keep the job. I don;t think I have done too badly. I have a lot confidence we can go upwards.


New Zealand will play South Africa in the first semifinal in Auckland

India face Australia in the second semifinal off the 2015 ICC World Cup in Sydney.


Click Here to read IBTimes UK's match report of New Zealand v West Indies.


New Zealand join defending champions India, co-hosts Australia and South Africa in the last four of the tournament. They will face the Proteas in one semi final, while India take on Michael Clarke's side in the other semi final next week.


Match Summary


Martin Guptill was named Man of the Match

We had a couple of good partnerships early, which set the game up. We were trying to take each ball as it comes and just build a partnership. After I got the hundred, I just thought I should probably hit a few boundaries.

The quickest outfield I have played on here. You got value for your shots. Incredible crowd. A step-up from the England game. Let this win sink in, we will think of the semi-final after that. Th 237 hasn't really sunk in. We still have a lot of work to do, so can't dwell too much no this.


Martin Guptill's unbeaten 237 off 163 balls helped him being named the Man of the Match.


New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs to seal a berth in the semifinal of the 2015 ICC World Cup against semi final.


Over 30: West Indies 250 for 10: Sulieman Benn 9 (4)

West Indies take Batting Powerplay. Vettori is brought back into the attack and starts with two dot balls. OUT, Holder looks to clear long off and ends up giving an easy catch to Anderson. That's the end of the match.


WICKET...!!! Jason Holder 42 (26) c Anderson b Vettori


West Indies take Batting Powerplay...!!!


Over 29: West Indies 250 for 9: Jason Holder 42 (23), Sulieman Benn 9 (4)

Southee continues to Holder. FOUR, Holder finds the gap and smashes it cow corner boundary. A Yorker and no run taken. Holder wants to keep the strike. Holder smashes it over deep midwicket and it lands just short off the fielder. One run taken.

FOUR, Benn swings his bat and it takes an inside edge and races to the boundary. FOUR, Benn smashes it just over the fielder at mid on and gets a consecutive boundary to end the over. That brings WEST INDIES' 250.


Over 28: West Indies 237 for 9: Jason Holder 37 (20), Sulieman Benn 1 (1)

Sulieman Benn is the new man in the middle and will start from the non strikers end. Milne replaces Vettori and Holder starts the over with a single, followed by a wide on the leg side. Benn gets off the mark with a single.

FOUR, Holder moves away and then smashes it to square leg boundary. FOUR, not timed it well by Holder as he hits it over mid on and the ball slowly races to the boundary. FOUR, three consecutive boundaries in the over as Holder smashes it over extra cover boundary. A single off the last ball.


Over 28: West Indies 221 for 9: Jason Holder 23 (15)

Southee continues and starts with a slower delivery to Taylor. No run off the first four delivers and it continues for the fifth ball as well. OUT, Taylor chips it to midwicket and Taylor gives it straight to Guptill at midwicket. A wicket maiden.


WICKET...!!! Jerome Taylor 11 (12) c Guptill b Southee


Over 27: West Indies 221 for 8: Jerome Taylor 11 (6), Jason Holder 23 (15)

Vettori continues his sixth over. Four singles off this over, with a chance off a catch off the last ball, but it lands safely.


Over 26: West Indies 217 for 8: Jerome Taylor 9 (3), Jason Holder 21 (12)

Tim Southee is brought back into the attack. OUT, Russell looks to smash it over midwicket, but misses the ball and it hits the stumps. Jerome Taylor replaces Russell and New Zealand need two more wickets.

FOUR, Taylor plays a glorious on drive and gets off the mark with a boundary. FOUR, Taylor beats the fielder at mid on and the ball races to the boundary in no time. A single to square leg off the third ball. SIX, Holder pulls it over square leg and sends the ball into the stands. A singe to finish off the over.