The co-hosts overwhelmed the twice former champions by 143 runs in the quarter-final at the Wellington Regional Stadium to set up a semi-final against South Africa in Auckland on Tuesday.
 
"Sublime, just sublime," McCullum lauded at the victory presentation. He added "I will never forget it. The innings we witnessed is probably one of the best we have seen in this format.”

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We wanted to make a real statement on the back of Gup's innings and that's what we did with the ball and in the field. We will celebrate Gup's success, the team's success and then turn our attention to the semi-final.


"It's pretty hard to compare eras but certainly among the 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." he cited

 

West Indies captain Jason Holder said Guptill, who was dropped on four from the third ball of the match, had played brilliantly.

A set batman on that pitch is dangerous. Having said that we didn't bowl our yorkers well," he added.
 
Guptill said his innings had not quite sunk in yet. "The boys will have a few drinks tonight and I'll probably hear all about it. In the last 10 overs it was swing from the hip and I was lucky to get a few out of the middle," he added.

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