His 148 off 154 balls followed the first over departures of openers Guptill and Munro, the latter again under pressure for his spot, as New Zealand posted an above par 291-8. New Zealand won by five runs.
Nevertheless, It was an incredible batting performance from Brathwaite, who made everyone believe that West Indies can chase 292 after being 164-7 after 27 overs. His wonky knees then ruled him out of the game against New Zealand in Manchester, where Carlos Brathwaite replaced him and almost powered West Indies home with a stunning century. "When you get in those pressure moments, sometimes you need to take a bit of extra time to be clear on it, but the West Indies were slow as well". Brathwaite pummeled 25 runs from the 48th over from seamer Matt Henry - including three sixes - which left the Caribbean side with just eight runs to get from the final two overs.
Sheldon Cotrell for West Indies was the pick of the bowlers with his spell of 4-56.
It looked as if the veteran opener might make New Zealand pay dearly, with a typically quick 87 before Boult caught him in the deep.
That was when Neesham intervened however, giving New Zealand another narrow win after Wednesday's final-over success against South Africa, the flawless tune-up for a likely semi-final.
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After one win from six games, including three very narrow defeats, West Indies must beat No. 2-ranked India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to have any chance of reaching the semifinals. Brathwaite saw out three dots before heaving away two to get to his century, which was celebrated with a pump of the fist and a bat raise.
This was not an easy pitch to score on - not that you would have known, given the breathtaking aggression that Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer played with up front. He shared a 160-run partnership with Ross Taylor after opening batsmen Martin Guptill and Colin Munro both fell for ducks. He too fell first ball, beaten completely by another yorker that smashed into his stumps.
"New Zealand know that those two are going to be brilliant and that they can rely on them more often than not", said Vettori. "All in all I would give West Indies their kudos for playing well, they found themselves in a bad position and then they fought back". World Cup is truly alive now #WIvNZ."An apex body of cricket tweeted that Brathwaite played the greatest knock of World Cup history.Some other Twitter users praised Brathwaite on his magnificent inning".
"One or two yards more, we would have been victorious tonight", Brathwaite said.