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Windies captain says inconsistency to blame for loss

The Black Caps made 393/6 in their 50 overs with Martin Guptill scoring 237 runs off 163 balls.

West Indies' captain Jason Holder walks back to bowl during the Cricket World Cup quarter-final match between New Zealand and the West Indies in Wellington on 21 March, 2015. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - West Indies Captain Jason Holder says inconsistency is what made them futile at the World Cup.

The Black Caps made 393/6 in their 50 overs with Martin Guptill scoring 237 runs off 163 balls.

The Windies were then bowled out for 250 and now means New Zealand will take on the Proteas in next week's semifinal at the World Cup.

Holder says they let themselves down.

"Well, we've just been obviously inconsistent from the tour to South Africa, into this World Cup. We've had some good games, we've had some bad games, but we've never been really consistent. Going forward we just need to be a lot more consistent."

Holder says although Guptill took the game away from them they had a few chances to end his innings earlier.

"He batted straight through, we put him down earlier and we had a few half chances which we probably could have probably taken. You know that's cricket, but I think we need to respond a little better when we're bowling, we didn't really land, and we paid for it today."

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill says he isn't entirely sure what happened against the West Indies today.

Guptill says he is still trying to make sense of what happened.

'It hasn't really sunk in yet, but I'm obviously incredibly proud of what happened today, and you know hopefully looking forward we can win another game and another one after that so, I'm just pretty proud to score that many runs and to get that one aswell."

Guptill says he didn't there wasn't at point that he felt his innings was going to be special.

"From the start I just wanted to play each ball as it came and then once you got down to the last ten overs it was just to have a bit of fun and try hit a few boundaries and a couple of good partnerships in those last ten overs got us up to nearly 400."

Guptill says to have such a big crowd behind him was something special.

"It's pretty cool, I've never hit anything like that before and for it to be here in New Zealand is better and to be in the quarter finals pretty special as well."

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