Glenn Phillips smacked West Indies bowlers in the second T20I match to score the fastest T20I century by a New Zealander. His firing knock led Kiwi put up a daunting 239 runs target.
After the departure of Martin Guptil in the seventh over at 53 runs, Glenn Phillips came into the field to give nightmares to visitors. He had a watchful start and took time to settle in. But his bat opened in the 11th over. He punished the bowlers in lousy deliveries.
The right-hand batsman struck three back to back sixes to Fabien Alien to brought up 24 runs in his overs. In the 19th over, he completed his century from just 46 balls, but in the next over, Kieron Pollard picked up his wicket however damage was already done.
Glenn Phillips got the support of Devon Conway, who also remained unbeaten and also scored a half-century. The duo proved to be too good for the West Indies bowlers, who struggled to restrict the batsmen from scoring runs. As a result, the Caribbean got 239 runs target which they failed to chase down in 20 overs.
Glenn Phillips hundred led New Zealand to win the T20I series:
Apart from batting, Phillips also left his presence in fielding. He ran out Andre Fletcher with a direct hit although the batsman dive full-length, he could not land inside the crease.
New Zealand allrounder Mitchell Santnar and Jimmy Neesham ran through the West Indies batting order as not batsmen could touch 30 runs mark.
At last, West Indies was restricted to 166 runs for nine-wicket, and the host won the match. With this, New Zealand also clinched the victory in the T20I series though they are yet to play the last and third match.
Mount Maunganui will host the final T20I match on Monday (November 30).
Following the completion of the T20I series, the two teams will play the two-match Test series.