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New Zealand tour of West Indies: Glenn Phillips, spinners shine as NZ beat WI by 90 runs in 2nd T20I

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Glenn Phillips scored 76 off simply 41 earlier than Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner took three wickets every to assist New Zealand take an unassailable lead 2-0 within the three-match T20I collection in opposition to West Indies.

Glenn Phillips scored 76 within the second T20I between West Indies and New Zealand. (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTSGlenn Phillips hit 76 off simply 41 balls within the second T20INew Zealand have clinched the three-match T20I collection 2-0New Zealand and West Indies will play third T20I on August 15

Glenn Phillips’s half-century, Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner’s three-wicket haul every helped New Zealand to beat West Indies by 90 runs within the second T20I in Kingston.

With the victory, the Kane Williamson-led aspect took an unassailable lead of 2-0 within the three-match collection on Friday (August 12).

Phillips, who went on to attain 76 off 41, and Daryl Mitchell’s quickfire 20-ball 48 helped New Zealand put up a mammoth complete of 215 for the lack of 5 wickets after opting to bat. Phillips’s innings was studded by six sixes and 4 boundaries. It was his fifth fifty within the shortest format of the sport. Phillips added 71 runs for the third wicket with Devon Conway (42) and afterward an 83-run stand with Mitchell.

In reply, West Indies have been capable of attain solely 125 for 9 as spinners Bracewell and Santner denied the hosts to type any partnerships enroute to rattling the Caribbean lineup. After being decreased to 40/6 inside 10 overs, Romario Shepherd and Rovman Powell fashioned a quick stand of 35 runs. However, the 2 perished within the area of 9 balls to Santner and Ish Sodhi respectively.

With the asking run charge creeping, Obed McCoy remained unbeaten on 23 off 15 in a match that was already misplaced. Meanwhile, for Phillips, it was only a case of making use of his data of circumstances at Sabina Park, which is his residence floor within the Caribbean Premier League.

“Coming back to Sabina Park is amazing. I’ve got great memories here,” Phillips said after the match. “Being capable of get a 50 for my nation over right here in entrance of a crowd which I actually love is certainly very particular for me.

“Credit to the West Indies for the way they bowled up front with the new ball which was really, really good in terms of taking the pace off the ball when it was new and harder. As it got older the pitch became a bit nicer to bat on.”

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