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Martin Guptill smashed the highest ever World Cup score of 237 not out against West Indies in New Zealand vs Wets Indies ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-finals on Saturday. Guptill’s 237 not out is the second highest ODI individual total of all time. Watch the video here

The 28-year-old opener’s total surpassed the previous World Cup best of 215 made by the West Indies’ Chris Gayle against Zimbabwe at Canberra last month. Guptill, dropped on four by Marlon Samuels, faced 163 balls as he hit 24 fours and 11 sixes, one of them a 110-metre rocket that landed on the roof of Wellington’s Westpac Stadium. Video: Martin Guptill smashes biggest six of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

His innings was also the second-highest individual score in the 3,643 match history of one-day internationals, behind Rohit Sharma’s 264 for India against Sri Lanka at Kolkata last year. Watch: Martin Guptill’s 237 and Black Caps innings video highlights

“It’s a pretty cool feeling to be fair, but the job’s only half done,” Guptill said after New Zealand reached 393 for six after winning the toss and electing to bat. Live Scorecard: New Zealand vs West Indies, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-final

Guptill, who scored a century in New Zealand’s previous match against Bangladesh, said he had to ignore the pressure of playing a knockout match in front of his home fans.  Read: Martin Guptill’s brutal 237 propels New Zealand to 393/6 against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Quarter-Final 4

“Obviously there is pressure when you walk in to bat but you’ve just got to try to put it out of your mind and watch the ball as well as you can, that’s what I tried to do today, I’m just lucky it paid off.”

It was just the sixth double century in an ODI, as Guptill became the fifth batsman to reach the landmark — Sharma has two one-day international double centuries to his credit. Guptill’s innings also saw him break his own record for the highest ODI score by a New Zealander, which had stood at 189 not out and was set against England at Southampton in 2013.

Guptill said he was thrilled to bat through the entire innings, saying he felt comfortable on the drop-in wicket once he got his eye in.

“It’s quite tough to start on, but once you get yourself in and get used to it the runs can come easy,” he said.

The winner of the quarter-final will face South Africa in Auckland on Tuesday for a place in the March 29 final in Melbourne.