The second Twenty20 International between New Zealand and West Indies at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui noticed historical past being created on Sunday as New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips smashed a century off simply 46 balls to assist his facet attain a mammoth 238/3. Phillips turned the fourth New Zealand participant after Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro to hit a century within the shortest format however his 46-ball ton made him the quickest New Zealand participant to hit a century in Twenty20 Internationals. It was a delight for the followers on the Bay Oval as they witnessed a blinding exhibition of batting from Phillips.
Glenn Phillips got here to bat when New Zealand had already reached 57/2 in seven overs however the pitch was fairly gradual and batting was troublesome. Martin Guptill seemed in good contact however he fell for 34 and New Zealand had some rebuilding to do. Glenn Phillips acquired going with a boundary however he confirmed his intent by hammering Kieron Pollard for his first six. In the 11th over bowled by Keemo Paul, Phillips smashed a six and two fours.
However, within the 13th over, Glenn Phillips blasted three sixes and a 4 off Fabian Allen as he reached his fifty off simply 22 balls. Following a brief 20-minute rain break, Glenn Phillips raised the tempo by hammering one other six. The batsman was given nice assist by Devon Conway and he too joined in on the motion, smashing boundaries. In the 17th over, Phillips smashed three fours and a six off Sheldon Cottrell as he moved nearer to his century.
Conway hit his maiden fifty off simply 21 balls with two fours and two sixes off Keemo Paul because the bowler ended with woeful figures of 4-0-64-0, the costliest figures by a West Indies bowler. Phillips notched up his century off simply 45 balls, breaking the document held by Colin Munro who smashed 100 off 46 balls additionally in opposition to West Indies. But within the ultimate over, he suffered a recurrence of a knee damage which he sustained in Auckland and he departed for 108 off 51 balls to assist New Zealand finish on 238/3. The knock included 10 fours and eight sixes and his partnership with Devon Conway was price 184 runs.
Glenn Phillips was born in South Africa however he selected to ply his commerce for New Zealand. Phillips made his List A debut on 24 January 2015 within the Ford Trophy. Phillips made his Twenty20 debut on 4 December 2016 within the 2016–17 Super Smash in opposition to the Otago Volts, making 55 off 32 deliveries opening the batting. He was the best run-scorer within the Super Smash, with 369 runs. He scored his first century (116 not out) within the ultimate common season match in opposition to Central Districts where the Stags received by Duckworth-Lewis. He turned the second home participant since Hamish Marshall to attain centuries in all three types of the sport, with Phillips being the primary to take action inside a single home season.
After a strong home present, Glenn Phillips made his worldwide debut in opposition to South Africa in 2017. Before this match, Phillips had performed one Test and 12 T20Is with one fifty that was additionally hit in opposition to the West Indies in Nelson in 2017. With this knock, a new star has emerged on the horizon for New Zealand.