New Zealand batsman Glenn Phillips joins the elusive membership with a century in opposition to Sri Lanka in T20 WC

New Zealand batsman Glenn Phillips scored a scintillating century in his Group 1, Tremendous 12 match in opposition to Sri Lanka within the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup in Sydney on Saturday. Phillips scored 104 off 64 balls to assist the Black Caps set a difficult goal after struggling an preliminary setback.

Notably, with the ton, Phillips turned solely the second New Zealander to attain a century within the T20 World Cup after former Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum, who smashed a 58-ball 123 in opposition to Bangladesh in 2012.

Additionally, Phillips’ century is the second century of the T20 World Cup 2022, after South African batsman Riley Rossouw, who scored 109 in opposition to Bangladesh in Sydney.

Speaking in regards to the match, batting first, New Zealand misplaced their three wickets for 15 runs however an 84-run partnership between Phillips (104) and Daryl Mitchell (22) saved New Zealand.

Opting to bat first, New Zealand acquired off to a nasty begin. Spinners Mahesh Thekshana and Dhananjay de Silva despatched again harmful openers Finn Allen (1) and Devon Conway (1), whereas pacer Kasun Rajitha dismissed skipper Kane Williamson for 8 runs off 13 balls, serving to the Kiwis workforce up. Was lowered to fifteen/3 in 4 overs.

The pair of Glenn Phillips and Daryl Mitchell then took New Zealand via the powerplay safely. On the finish of six overs, the Kiwis had been on 25/3 with Glenn Phillips (11*) and Mitchell (3*).

Each saved the scoreboard ticking, serving to New Zealand cross the 50-run mark in 9.4 overs. On the finish of 10 overs, the Kiwis had been on 54/3 with Phillips (30*) and Mitchell (11*).

Each shared a 50-run partnership in 43 balls. Each with their clever strike rotation and nicely positioned photographs saved NZ in search of a good complete.

Phillips accomplished his fifty in simply 39 balls.

It was spinner Wanindu Hasaranga who broke the 84-run stand between the 2. He was dismissed for 22 runs in 24 balls after getting his stumps out. New Zealand had been 99/4 in 14.3 overs. Mitchell did not cross the boundary even as soon as in his innings.

Kiwi workforce touched 100 runs in 14.4 overs.

On the finish of 15 overs, New Zealand had been on 102/4, with Phillips (65*) becoming a member of all-rounder Jimmy Neesham (1*).

Phillips continued to progress as he accomplished his century in 61 balls. His innings included 10 fours and 4 sixes. He additionally helped New Zealand cross the 150-run mark in 18.5 overs.

NZ completed their innings at 167/7 of their 20 overs with Mitchell Santner (11*) and Tim Southee (4*).

Rajita (2/23) was the bowler’s selection for Sri Lanka. Thikshana, Hasaranga, D’Silva and Kumara acquired one wicket every.

(with ANI inputs)

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