New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs and reach Cricket World Cup semi-final

The New Zealand Black Caps have beaten the West Indies 393 for 6 in Saturday’s quarterfinal in a stunning game in front of a raucous capacity crowd at Wellington’s stadium to reach the Cricket World Cup semi-final.

28-year-old batsman Martin Guptill became the first man to score a double hundred in a Cricket World Cup knockout match and propelled co-hosts New Zealand into the semi-finals as they claimed a 143-run win against West Indies.

Daniel Vettori was celebrated by his team and the crowds for his brilliant one-handed catch on the boundary.

“He (Vettori) is a legend of New Zealand cricket, a special man and a cricketer and you can see what his involvement means to us.” Brendon McCullum told BBC Sports.

West Indies were all out for 250 in 30.3 overs, with Trent Boult claiming four for 44 to become the leading wicket taker in the tournament.

New Zealand will face South Africa on Tuesday in the semi-finals while Australia play India in the other match on Thursday. The final will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29.

Article Source: Daily Mail, Press Association, March 21, 2015.

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