|ICC Males’s T20 World Cup Group 1, Sydney|
|New Zealand 167-7 (20 overs): Philips 104 (64); Rajita 2-23|
|Sri Lanka 102 All Out (19.2 Overs): Shanaka 35 (32); bolt 4-13|
|New Zealand gained by 65 runs|
Glenn Phillips smashed 104 off 64 balls to information New Zealand to a crushing 65-run win over Sri Lanka within the Males’s T20 World Cup in Sydney.
The Black Caps had been struggling 15-3 earlier than a shock counter-attack from the Phillips helped them publish 167-7.
Phillips was dropped on 12 and 45 as Sri Lanka had been groomed for poor performances on the sphere.
Kiwi pacer Trent Boult then scored 4-13 as Sri Lanka had been all out for 102 within the closing over.
The win places New Zealand comfortably on the prime of the Group 1 desk, with Sri Lanka in fifth place.
Having gained the toss and elected to bat, New Zealand had been rapidly in bother as they misplaced each the opener and their captain Kane Williamson within the first 4 overs.
However an 84-run fourth-wicket partnership between Phillips and 22-run scorer Daryl Mitchell revved up the innings.
Phillips attacked from the beginning regardless of the early wickets, reaching a half-century in 39 balls as New Zealand scored 54 runs within the closing 4 overs earlier than capitalizing on the dying.
Phillips century is the second century of the World Cup to date Riley Rossouw scored 109 towards Bangladesh on Thursday.
Each the groups will play their subsequent match on Tuesday, wherein New Zealand will face England and Sri Lanka will tackle Afghanistan.
New Zealand will qualify for the semi-finals by defeating England, whereas Sri Lanka now have solely a small probability, needing to win each the remaining video games and anticipate different outcomes to come back their means.
Ruthless New Zealand punish sloppy Sri Lanka
Opening powerplays apart, it was an ideal efficiency from the Black Caps, who’re establishing themselves as potential favorites for the title after demolishing final 12 months’s champions Australia of their first outing.
It began with the ruthlessness of Phillips and wrapped up with the brilliance of Boult and Tim Southee.
Phillips, an unorthodox batsman who scores across the area, was aggressive however good – clearing the boundary with ease, but additionally transferring effectively between the wickets when Sri Lanka’s fielding requirements fell quick.
Sri Lanka missed their spectacular begin, repeatedly flipping the ball and conceding runs in addition to two possibilities for Phillips to be dropped.
The truth that Mitchell’s 22 was the second highest rating of the innings confirmed that Williamson, Finn Allen, Devon Conway and Jimmy Neesham mixed contributed simply 15 runs, with Phillips dominating.
Boult and Southee then made a formidable and relentless begin.
Southee took 1-12 and had a troublesome day for the opener, eradicating Pathum Nissenka for a duck within the first over, who left a simple alternative to take away Phillips on 12.
Boult then took two wickets in his first over and the match primarily ended.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa and captain Dasun Shanaka had been the one batsmen to supply any resistance, scoring 34 and 25 respectively.
There have been two wickets every for spinners Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner and with Lockie Ferguson’s assault finishing the tempo, New Zealand are decided to succeed in their second consecutive World Cup closing.