NZ vs WI: Glenn Phillips smashes fastest T20I century for New Zealand

Mayank Kumar

Mayank Kumar

Author| Nov 29, 5:29 AM

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Glenn Phillips smashed the record for fastest T20I hundred by a New Zealander when he scored a ton off just 45 balls. He came in to bat at number four position in the second match of the three-game series between New Zealand and West Indies. Pillips blasted a 51-ball-108, his maiden century, and bettered the previous record - by Colin Munro against the same opposition two years back.

Another rookie, Devon Conway, was at the top of his game also as he and Phillips put on a show of blistering strokes. An extended period of onslaught powered the Kiwis to a mammoth total of 238/3 in their quota of 20 overs. 

Phillips had walked out to bat just after the completion of the mandatory power play following the fall of Martin Guptill's wicket. He was dismissed on the penultimate ball of the New Zealand innings after taking the life out of the West Indies bowling attack.

In the end, the West Indies could not match the firepower of the New Zealand team and were defeated by a big margin of 72 runs. Windies could manage only 166 runs by the end of their innings and none of their batsmen notched up a big score, something that was needed to even come close to the target set by the Kiwis.

With this win, the hosts have won the 3-match long T20I series with one game remaining to be played. It will take place on November 30 at the same venue in Mount Maunganui.

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