Kiwis refuse to dance to the Calypso beat, defeats WI convincingly

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Kiwis refuse to dance to the Calypso beat, defeats WI convincigly

New Zealand: 393/6 in 50 overs

West Indies: 250 all out in 30.3 overs

Wellinghton: Guptill scored his runs off 163 balls, becoming the first New Zealander to post a double century in ODIs and the fifth in the world. He was unbeaten when the innings ended. On the other hand WI could only manage 250 runs in 30.3 overs.As Guptill smacked Andre Russell to get to the coveted landmark, Chris Gayle, the only other double centurion in World Cup, came and congratulated Guptill at the Westpac stadium. 

Reaching his 100 off 111, the last 52 balls brought Guptill a staggering 137 runs. He smashed 24 fours and 11 sixes after New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum opted to bat. 

Such was Guptill’s onslaught that the hosts reached from 300 to 350 in just 16 balls. The batsman got to his double ton off 152 balls with the help of 21 fours and eight sixes. The first of the three maximums helped him go past Glenn Turner as the highest scorer in World Cup match by a New Zealander. 

On the other hand WI could only bat for 30.3 overs reaching 250 only. Chris Gayle scored 61 for the Caribbeans. As a result of the win, NZ sets up their date with the Proteas in the semi finals on March 24.