New Zealand beat West Indies by 72 runs in the second T20 match here on Sunday thanks to a 46-ball record century by young batsman Glenn Phillips. With this victory, New Zealand took an unassailable 2–0 lead in the three-match series. Phillips scored the fastest century for New Zealand during an innings of 108 off 51 balls.
Phillips added 184 runs for the third wicket with Devon Convoy (65 not out from 37 balls) in addition to scoring eight sixes and 10 fours in his innings. New Zealand scored 238 for three thanks to their partnership. In response to this, the West Indies team could score 166 runs for nine wickets.
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Coming to bat after losing the toss, the New Zealand team scored 53 runs for two wickets in the first seven overs. Phillips and Convoy then went on to bat together. The 23-year-old Phillips showed off his last ball of the 10th over with a six over Kieran Pollard and then blasted the bowling attack of the opposing team with a rain of sixes and fours.
He hit three sixes over Fabian Allen in the 13th over. He was sent to the pavilion by Pollard in the fifth ball of the 20th over. The West Indies World T20 champions never seem to be in a position to score goals.
Six batsmen of the Windies team reached double digits but none played a big innings. Captain Pollard was the top scorer for the team scoring 28 runs off 15 balls. For New Zealand, Kyle Jamison took 15 wickets while Mitchell Santner took 2 for 41.