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Mar 21, 2015

Guptill record sets up crushing New Zealand victory

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand opener Martin Guptill sent the ball soaring and the records tumbling by striking a cricket World Cup record of 237 not out on Saturday to set up his team’s crushing 143-run victory over West Indies in the final quarter-final.

New Zealand scored 206 off the closing 15 overs to reach 393 for six then dismissed West Indies for 250 from 30.3 overs.

Mar 21, 2015

Cricket-Guptill record sets up crushing New Zealand victory

WELLINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) – New Zealand opener Martin Guptill sent the ball soaring and the records tumbling by striking a cricket World Cup record of 237 not out on Saturday to set up his team’s crushing 143-run victory over West Indies in the final quarter-final.

New Zealand scored 206 off the closing 15 overs to reach 393 for six then dismissed West Indies for 250 from 30.3 overs.

Mar 21, 2015

Guptill strikes highest World Cup score

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – New Zealand opener Martin Guptill sent the ball soaring and the records tumbling by striking a World Cup record of 237 not out in a formidable total of 393 for six in the final quarter-final against West Indies on Saturday.

Guptill bettered his own national record of 189 not out then overtook Chris Gayle’s World Cup record of 215 set against Zimbabwe at the current tournament.

Mar 21, 2015

Cricket-Guptill strikes highest World Cup score

WELLINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) – New Zealand opener Martin Guptill sent the ball soaring and the records tumbling by striking a World Cup record of 237 not out in a formidable total of 393 for six in the final quarter-final against West Indies on Saturday.

Guptill bettered his own national record of 189 not out then overtook Chris Gayle’s World Cup record of 215 set against Zimbabwe at the current tournament. His innings took 163 balls and included 24 boundaries and 11 sixes and he was also the first New Zealander to hit consecutive World Cup hundreds.

Mar 21, 2015

Cricket-Guptill strikes highest World Cup score

WELLINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) – New Zealand opener Martin Guptill sent the ball soaring and the records tumbling by striking a World Cup record of 237 not out in a formidable total of 393 for six in the final quarter-final against West Indies on Saturday.

Guptill bettered his own national record of 189 not out then overtook Chris Gayle’s World Cup record of 215 set against Zimbabwe at the current tournament. His innings took 163 balls and included 24 boundaries and 11 sixes and he was also the first New Zealander to hit consecutive World Cup hundreds.

Mar 14, 2015

Mixed emotions for retiring Taylor

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Zimbabwe captain Brendon Taylor departed international cricket on Saturday on a bittersweet note after scoring a wonderful century in a losing cause. Taylor, a loyal servant of his troubled country on the international scene for 11 years, scored 138 in his team’s final cricket World Cup group match against defending champions India at Eden Park. But once again Zimbabwe fell short of setting a really challenging target and India completed an ultimately comfortable six-wicket victory. Taylor, 29, will now take up a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire in the English county championship and has said on Twitter that he has decided to retire from Zimbabwe cricket. “It was pretty tricky,” he told a news conference.

“They bowled really well and then it just sort of fell into place a little bit. I said to myself as I went out today just to enjoy the moment and not put myself under too much pressure. That just helped a little bit.”

Mar 14, 2015

Dhoni welcomes pressure placed on India

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni welcomed the pressure placed on his team by Zimbabwe in their final cricket World Cup group match at Eden Park on Saturday. Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor’s 138 in his final game for his country helped set India a challenging 289 to win, a task made harder when the world champions lost four wickets before reaching the hundred mark.

Dhoni (85) and Suresh Raina (110) then added 196 in an unbroken partnership which ensured India and co-hosts New Zealand are the only unbeaten teams going into the knockout stages. “I think it couldn’t have been better,” Dhoni told a news conference. “If it had been the last game of the league stage and you get an easy win you don’t get a lot out of that.

Mar 14, 2015

Cricket-Dhoni welcomes pressure placed on India

AUCKLAND, March 14 (Reuters) – India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni welcomed the pressure placed on his team by Zimbabwe in their final cricket World Cup group match at Eden Park on Saturday.

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor’s 138 in his final game for his country helped set India a challenging 289 to win, a task made harder when the world champions lost four wickets before reaching the hundred mark.

Mar 14, 2015

Cricket-Mixed emotions for retiring Taylor

AUCKLAND, March 14 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe captain Brendon Taylor departed international cricket on Saturday on a bittersweet note after scoring a wonderful century in a losing cause.

Taylor, a loyal servant of his troubled country on the international scene for 11 years, scored 138 in his team’s final cricket World Cup group match against defending champions India at Eden Park.

Mar 14, 2015

Cricket-India extend unbeaten World Cup record

AUCKLAND, March 14 (Reuters) – World champions India extended their unbeaten record at the cricket World Cup on Saturday with a six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in their final group match before a noisy crowd of predominantly Indian supporters.

Suresh Raina (110) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (85) combined in an unbeaten fifth wicket partnership of 196 at Eden Park to give their team a sixth successive victory in the tournament.

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