WELLINGTON: New Zealand on Thursday thrashed the West Indies by 143 runs in the World Cup fourth quarter-final at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington and booked a semi final berth against South Africa in Auckland for March 24.
New Zealand scored an imposing 393 for six in 50 overs and bowled out West Indies for 250 in 30.3 overs.
Martin Guptill smashed an unbeaten 237 in just 152 balls against West Indies by delivering 21 boundaries and 8 sixes.
In terms of runs, this is the heaviest defeat suffered by any team in the World Cup.
New Zealand: 393/6
West Indies: 250 all out in 30.3 overs (Chris Gayle 61, Trent Boult 4/44).