Right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Glenn Phillips scored an excellent hundred to assist New Zealand comprehensively beat West Indies by 72 runs within the second T20I on the Bay Oval on Sunday.
After placing a mammoth rating of 238/3, the Black Caps restricted the guests to 166/9 of their allotted 20 overs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match sequence.
Phillips scored 108 runs with the assistance of ten 4s and eight 6s through the course of 51-ball knock. He was ably supported by Devon Conway (65* off 37 balls) because the duo shared a 184-run stand for the third wicket. Martin Guptill, who opened the innings, additionally contributed with 34 runs.
Chasing the mammoth goal, West Indies had been by no means within the hunt as they stored shedding wickets at common intervals. Skipper Kieron Pollard top-scored for the guests as he scored 28 runs in 15 balls earlier than changing into Mitchell Santner’s sufferer.
Apart from Pollard, Keemo Paul and Shimron Hetmyer scored 26* and 25 runs respectively. For the hosts, Kyle Jamieson starred with the ball as he returned with figures of two/15 in his 4 overs.
The Black Caps, who had gained the primary T20I by 5 wickets by way of DLS technique, will now goal to go for a clear sweep when they tackle West Indies within the ultimate match on Monday.
Brief Scores: New Zealand 238/3 (Glenn Phillips 108, Devon Conway 65*; Kieron Pollard 1/33) beat West Indies 166/9 (Kieron Pollard 28, Keemo Paul 26*; Kyle Jamieson 2/15) by 72 runs.