WELLINGTON - New Zealand's Martin Guptill surpassed the highest individual World Cup score when he belted a four to reach 217 not out in the 48th over of Saturday's quarter-final against West Indies at Wellington Regional Stadium.
New Zealand finished with 393 runs on the board after fifty overs.
The 28-year-old hit 24 boundaries and 11 sixes before being roared off the ground by a sell-out crowd at Wellington Regional Stadium and greeted by a guard of honour by his team mates.
His innings, also the first double century by a New Zealand batsman, helped take his side to an imposing 393 for five.
West Indies Chris Gayle had scored 215 against Zimbabwe in Canberra earlier in the tournament to record the first World Cup double century, a mark Guptill passed with a four in the 48th over.
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