23 years old Kiwi batsman Glenn Phillips hit the fastest century in T20 by a New Zealand cricketer in T20s on 29th November against West Indies at Bay Oval. He brought up his ton in just 46 balls, scoring 108 in just 51 balls. With the assistance of this ton, New Zealand posted a big target of 239 runs to chase down the giants of the West Indies. West Indies could score 166 only and New Zealand took an invincible lead of 2-0 in the series.
West Indies invited New Zealand to bat post winning the toss. New Zealand lost Martin Guptill and Seifert for 34 and 18 runs respectively. Afterward the hero of the match Glenn Phillips came at no 4 and stitched a partnership of 184 runs for the third wicket with fellow countryman Devon Conway who also notched up unbeaten 65 runs off 37 deliveries. Glenn Phillips racked up 108 smacking ten 4s and 8 sixes. Earlier Colin Munro held the record of the fastest century by a kiwi batsman in just 46 balls at the same venue against West Indies in 2018.
West Indies bowlers looked totally clueless against Kiwi batsmen. Keemo Paul had the worst bowling figures, 64 runs in 4 overs.
For Indies skipper, Kioren Pollard made the highest runs 28 before being the prey of Mitchell Santner.
Kyle Jamieson bagged 2 wickets for 15 runs in his bowling quota and Mitchell Santner also had two scalps in the match.
Glenn Phillips was conferred the Man of the Match award for his spectacular fastest century in T20 (108).
The 3rd and last T20 between West Indies and New Zealand washed away due to rain after 3.2 overs of the match. West Indies made 25/1 before rain halted the game at Bay Oval.
New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson attained the Man of the Series award for being the highest wicket-taker of the series (7).
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