New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: T20 WC 2022 Match 27 Stats Review: Glenn Phillips’s feat, Trent Boult’s best figures in T20Is, and other stats

Sri Lanka registered their lowest powerplay total of 24/4 in T20 World Cups

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Glenn Phillips slammed his second century in T20Is as he and Trent Boult, who returned with a career-best spell of 4/13 powered New Zealand to a thumping victory by 65 runs against Sri Lanka in Match 27 of the T20 WC 2022 in Sydney. Phillips smacked 104 off just 64 with ten fours and four maximums to guide the Kiwis to a competitive total of 167/7 eventually bowling out the Lankan Lions for just 102 in 19.2 overs.

Speaking about how the match panned out, skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first. New Zealand found themselves in big trouble at 15/3 at the end of the fourth over with openers Finn Allen and Devon Conway and Williamson all managing single-digit scores. Phillips then took the charge as he stitched an 84-run partnership with Daryl Mitchell. Surviving earlier in the innings by a dropped catch, Glenn brought up his second T20I century in style as he took his side to a challenging total of above 165.

In reply, Trent Boult was at his lethal best yet again as the Kiwi pacer wreaked havoc by picking up three of the top four Lankan batter’s wickets. The Asia Cup champions struggled at 8/4 in 3.3 overs and never really got going in their pursuit of 168 runs target.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa and captain Dasun Shanaka made 34 and 35 respectively but the chase looked far from their grasp. Spinners Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi snared two scalps each as the BlackCaps registered yet another big win in the competition. For his match-winning counter-attacking hundred, Phillips won the Player of the Match award.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 27 in the Super 12 Round in Group 1 between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the T20 WC 2022:

4/13 – Trent Boult registered his best bowling figures of 4/13 in T20Is. His previous best of 4/34 came against India in Rajkot in 2017.

2 – Glenn Phillips is now tied with Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill in the second spot for smashing the most centuries (2) for New Zealand in T20Is. Colin Munro tops the chart with three tons.

24/4 – Sri Lanka recorded their lowest powerplay score of 24/4 in the T20 World Cups. Previously, they managed to post 26/4 against Australia in the 2007 edition.

3 – Boult also scripted the third-best bowling figures of 4/13 for New Zealand in the T20 World Cups. Mark Gillespie’s 4/7 against Kenya in 2007 and Mitchell Santner’s 4/11 against India in 2016 are in the top two positions.

126 – Tim Southee is now the leading wicket-taker with 126 scalps in T20Is. He surpassed Shakib Al Hasan’s tally of 125 wickets.

50 – Wanindu Hasaranga appeared in his 50th T20 international match.

2 – Phillips achieved the second-best score of 104 for the Kiwis in T20 World Cup tournaments. McCullum’s knock of 123 against Bangladesh in the 2012 edition tops the list.

23 – Boult also equaled Nathan McCullum in the second position for picking up the most scalps (23) for the Kiwis in the competition. Tim Southee occupies the first spot with 26 wickets.

65 – New Zealand scripted their largest victory by 65 runs against Sri Lanka in the format. Previously, their biggest win was by a margin of 35 runs in Auckland in 2019.

10 – The Kiwis are now joint-top with India for most individual hundreds (10) in the T20I format.

8 – Phillips has now won the second-most POTM award (8) for the BlackCaps in T20 internationals. Martin Guptill is on top for winning it ten times.

1 – Pacer Boult recorded the best performance of 4/13 against Sri Lanka in the tournament. Previously, Ireland’s Alex Cusack took 4/18 in the 2009 edition.