Phillips’ 46-ball hundred sees NZ crush Windies

New Zealand thrash West Indies by 72 runs to wrap up victory in T20 series with game to spare; Glenn Phillips hits Black Caps’ fastest T20I century, from 46 balls, despite seeing kneecap pop out during innings; Keemo Paul’s four overs smashed for 64

Last Updated: 29/11/20 9:34am

Glenn Phillips scored a 46-ball hundred - New Zealand's fastest in T20Is - as the Black Caps thrashed West Indies by 72 runs
Glenn Phillips scored a 46-ball hundred – New Zealand’s fastest in T20Is – as the Black Caps thrashed West Indies by 72 runs

Glenn Phillips smashed a 46-ball century as New Zealand piled on 238-3 en route to a series-sealing hammering of West Indies in the second T20I at Mount Maunganui.

Phillips’ first T20I ton was the fastest by a New Zealander, beating the 47-ball hundred Colin Munro had scored against West Indies at the same ground in 2018.

The 23-year-old struck eight sixes and 10 fours in his 108 from 51 balls despite his kneecap popping out for the second game running as the Black Caps posted their third-highest T20 total to set up a 72-run victory.

Phillips is the fourth New Zealander to score a T20I century, after Munro (three times), Brendon McCullum (twice) and Martin Guptill (twice).

Phillips (108 off 51) and and Devon Conway (65no off 37) put on 184 for New Zealand's third wicket in their total of 238-3
Phillips (108 off 51) and and Devon Conway (65no off 37) put on 184 for New Zealand’s third wicket in their total of 238-3

Phillips bossed a 184-run stand from just 85 balls for the third wicket with Devon Conway, who made an unbeaten 65 off 37 deliveries for his first T20I fifty.

West Indies’ bowlers were thumped around Bay Oval – Keemo Paul blasted for 64 runs from his four overs – and their batsmen could only reply with 166-9.

Giant Kiwi seamer Kyle Jamieson claimed 2-15, including Brandon King for a golden duck, while Phillips took two catches, with the pick of them a screamer on the boundary to dismiss Windies debutant Kyle Mayers.

Windies captain Kieron Pollard – who smashed 75 not out from just 37 balls in his side’s defeat in the first T20I – top-scored again for the tourists, but this time that was a 15-ball 28, which included three sixes in a row off Mitchell Santner.

The final T20 international will be held at Mount Maunganui on Monday, before a two-Test series begins in Hamilton on December 3.

Source : Sky Sports