Absolutely indescribable: Glenn Phillips delighted after scoring hundred vs Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup

Written by Mohan Sharma

New Zealand batter Glenn Phillips said that he didn’t want to go into his shell after his team was reduced to 15 for three against Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup Super 12 match against Sri Lanka on Saturday, October 29 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

It was an 84-run stand for the third wicket between Phillips and Daryl Mitchell that set the platform for the Black Caps after the poor start. The Kiwis went on to score 167 for the loss of seven wickets after Phillips scored his second T20I hundred.

“I and Daryl were really clear we wanted to be as positive as possible, and try and make the right positive choice. On a pitch like that, it was a little difficult to hit the slower ball, so it was just about getting through and trying to get to a competitive total. At the end of the day I think we were a little bit above par,” Phillips was quoted as saying in the post-match presentation ceremony.

Phillips came to bat at No.4 after Dhananjaya de Silva accounted for Devon Conway’s wicket. From there on, he batted until the final over, scoring 104 off 64 with 10 fours and four sixes. Phillips also lauded the bowlers after New Zealand secured a massive 65-run win.

On his feeling of scoring a century on a platform as big as the T20 World Cup, Phillips said, “It’s absolutely indescribable, but for it’s just about sticking to my process.”

“I try to entertain as much as possible, and today it worked out well. But the way the bowlers bowl and the catches that were taken, it was incredible from the team as well,” he stated.

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