NZ vs WI, 2020: 2nd T20I – Record century by Phillips, NZ's biggest T20I partnership, Pollard @ 200 sixes and more stats

NZ vs WI, 2020: 2nd T20I – Record century by Phillips, NZ’s biggest T20I partnership, Pollard @ 200 sixes and more stats

Here are all the statistical highlights from New Zealand’s 72-run win during the 2nd NZ vs WI T20I.

Glenn Phillips
Glenn Phillips. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

New Zealand clinched the 3-match T20I series against West Indies with a game still to be played as they thumped the visitors by a huge 72-run margin on Sunday. Glenn Phillips, who batted at No.4, smashed 108 from only 51 balls with help of eight sixes and ten fours. He added 184 for the 3rd wicket along with Devon Conway (65* off 37) as the Blackcaps finished with 238/3. In reply, no West Indies batsman managed to touch the 30-run mark as they were restricted to just 166/9.

Here are all the statistical highlights from New Zealand’s 72-run win during the 2nd NZ vs WI T20I:

A record total and partnership for the Kiwis:

238/3 – The total of 238/3 on Sunday is the 3rd highest total for New Zealand in the T20I format behind their 243/5 against West Indies in 2018 Bay Oval T20I and 243/6 against Australia in 2018 Auckland T20I.

184 – The 184-run stand between Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips is now the highest partnership for any wicket other than the first wicket in Men’s T20I cricket. There are three opening partnerships in Men’s T20Is which are higher than the 184-run stand by Conway-Phillips.

184 – The partnership of 184 between Phillips and Conway is now New Zealand’s highest T20I partnership for any wicket in Men’s cricket surpassing the unbeaten 171-run stand between Guptill and Williamson in the 2016 Hamilton T20I against Pakistan.


Record hundred for Phillips:

46 – The 46-ball century by Glenn Phillips is now the fastest hundred for New Zealand in T20I cricket. The previous fastest was in 47 balls by Colin Munro in the 2018 T20I against West Indies also at the Bay Oval. Phillips’ hundred is now the 2nd fastest T20I ton on New Zealand soil behind Richard Levi’s 45-ball century during the 2012 Hamilton T20I against the hosts.

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108 – Glenn Phillips became the first player from New Zealand to score a T20I century while batting outside top three. His 108-run knock is also the 4th highest score in Men’s T20I cricket while batting at No.4 or a lower position.


Pollard @ 200 sixes:

203Kieron Pollard completed 200 sixes in International cricket with the first of his four sixes during the 2nd NZ vs WI T20I. Pollard needed only 166 innings to hit as many as 200 International sixes and is the fastest to get there. Glenn Maxwell is second on the list as he hit his 200th International six in 176 innings only a couple of hours after Pollard on Sunday.


Conway starts his career on a high note:

106 – Devon Conway has scored 106 runs across his first two T20I matches making him the first New Zealand player in Men’s T20I with 100+ runs after two innings. Scott Styris and George Worker aggregated 90 runs each in their first two innings in the T20I format.

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Forgettable game for Keemo:

64 – The 64 runs conceded by Keemo Paul in his four overs during the 2nd NZ vs WI ODI are now the most number of runs conceded by a West Indies bowler in a T20I. The previous most are 60 runs by Kesrick Williams from only 3.4 overs which he bowled against India in the 2019 Hyderabad T20I.


More sixes than fours by West Indies:

11 – Difference between the number of sixes and number of fours hit by the West Indies team during the 2nd NZ vs WI T20I; the joint 2nd highest difference between the sixes and fours hit during a team’s innings in International cricket.

Papua New Guinea (3 fours and 16 sixes) had a difference of 13 against Vanuatu in the 2019 Apia T20I while Vanuatu (4 fours and 15 sixes) against Samoa on the same day had a difference of 11.


Slow knock for Hetmyer:

78.12 – Batting strike rate of Shimron Hetmyer during his 32-ball 25 is now the lowest strike rate by any player for West Indies during a Men’s T20I chase. (Min: 25 runs) Overall, this is the 3rd slowest T20I inning for West Indies Men’s team behind Marlon Samuels’ 42* off 59 (71.18 SR vs PAK in 2016 Abu Dhabi T20I) and Dwayne Bravo’s 25 off 35 (71.42 SR vs PAK in 2013 Kingstown T20I).