Glenn Phillips smashed the quickest Twenty20 worldwide hundred for New Zealand to assist the hosts to a 72-run win in opposition to West Indies on Sunday and an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match collection.
The center-order batsman hit eight sixes and 10 fours in his 108 off 51 balls because the hosts, who received the opening T20 by 5 wickets, posted an enormous 238 for 3 of their 20 overs after put in to bat first at Mount Maunganui.
West Indies stored shedding wickets at common intervals of their chase and will solely attain 166 for 9. Colin Munro had taken 47 balls to succeed in his century in opposition to West Indies on the similar floor in 2018 for New Zealand’s quickest hundred within the shortest format of the sport, however Phillips bettered the mark by taking a supply much less for his ton.
Not one of the West Indies bowlers might make an impression, with quick bowler Keemo Paul returning the worst figures amongst them, conceding 64 off his 4 overs. The 23-year-old Phillips added 184 for the third wicket with Devon Conway, who made an unbeaten 65 off 37 deliveries.
“It was completely good,” Phillips advised the host broadcaster throughout the innings break. “Dev is a completely superb participant to play with and retains you calm below strain. To be part of a partnership that massive is simply unbelievable. It was plenty of enjoyable.”
The third and last T20 shall be performed on the similar venue on Monday earlier than the edges play a two-test collection beginning Thursday in Hamilton.