Cricket: New Zealand thrash West Indies in second T20I, clinch series

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Nakul Shivani • 1 Years ago
Glenn Phillips
Glenn Phillips



New Zealand middle-order batter Glenn Phillips scored a quick-fire half-century, while opener Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell made useful contributions as the visitors thrashed West Indies by 90 runs in the second T20I to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series on Saturday.

Phillips first reached the half-century mark off just 31 balls and finally ended up scoring 76 off just 41 balls at a strike rate of 185 as the Black Caps amassed a mammoth 215/5 in their 20 overs.

With contributions of 42 and 48 from Conway and Mitchell respectively, New Zealand crossed the 200-run mark, exceeding the 185/5 in the opening game which the visitors won by 13 runs.

This was the highest total by a visiting team against the Caribbean side in T20Is.

In reply, West Indies' top order was wiped out in no time and they finally managed a dismal 125/9, with Mitchell Santner (3/15) and Michael Bracewell (3/15) doing the maximum damage, and not allowing a stable partnership to blossom.

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The final T20I will be played at the same venue on August 14, which will be followed by a three-match ODI series.