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At the T20 World Cup, Glenn Phillips scores 104 to help New Zealand defeat Sri Lanka.

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Sydney: New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 65 runs on Saturday in Sydney. Thanks in large part to a powerful 104 from Glenn Phillips and four wickets from Trent Boult. This victory put New Zealand in a strong position to advance to the T20 World Cup semifinals. On Tuesday, New Zealand will play England in a crucial match. On the same day, Sri Lanka will play Afghanistan in a match that must be won.

New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka

With Phillips unstoppable, New Zealand batted first and scored 167-7. Saving their squad after the top order was destroyed. Losing Finn Allen, Doug Conway, and Kane Williamson for 15 runs. After Boult and Tim Southee had Sri Lanka down to 4-8 in the chase. There was no turning back as they were out for 102 runs. Boult finished with a best-ever 4-13.

Only in the 11th century in T20 World Cup history, Phillips’ 64-ball innings featured 10 fours and four sixes. It was the second century of the competition, following South African Rilee Rossouw’s 109 against Bangladesh.

The way he toiled diligently and applied pressure to the opponents after our shaky start was remarkable, according to captain Williamson. “Incredible, any hundred is extraordinary.” But the plans were pretty nicely carried out by the youngsters.

Glenn Phillips gave Remarks about his batting

It was totally indescribable, according to Phillips, to score a century at the World Cup. I try to amuse as much as I can, and today it worked out great, he continued. With Group One wide open and both of Friday’s matches in Melbourne — Australia vs. England and Afghanistan vs. Ireland — being postponed, a lot was on the line.

Glenn Phillips scores 104 to help New Zealand defeat Sri Lanka. |Source: News18

With two games remaining, New Zealand’s victory puts them two points ahead of England, Ireland, and Australia in the standings. And provides them with a better run rate. On Tuesday in Brisbane, they have a crucial encounter against England. While Sri Lanka needs to defeat Afghanistan to keep its hopes alive.

Glenn Phillips deserves praise for his excellent play. But we missed a few catches as well. Because with their bowling assault, 160 is always difficult ask Dasun Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka, stated. We still have a chance to qualify if we pick up a few victories, so I’m simply looking forward to that.

Became worse

After losing the toss, Sri Lanka started with the spin of Maheesh Theekshana, and it paid off right away. Allen scored a 42 in 16 balls against Australia in the first game, but this time around, he only managed three balls and one run after being stumped by an inswinger in the first over.

Conway, who scored 92 runs against Australia without being stopped, did a little better. Conway was also dismissed for one when the attack added spinner Dhananjaya de Silva. The situation worsened as captain Williamson (8) was caught behind after getting an outside edge off pace bowler Kasun Rajitha’s next ball.

At the halfway point, Phillips and Daryl Mitchell, who had returned to the side after breaking his hand, crawled to a score of 54-3.

But Phillips later flipped a switch, helped by shoddy fielding, dropping Pathum Nissanka on 12 and Shanaka again on 45. When Mitchell’s partner was bowled for 22 by Wanindu Hasaranga, their 84-run partnership came to an end. When he reached his second T20 century in the 19th over before being caught in the final over. Mitchell Santner was standing next to him.

Srilanka Batting Collapsed

After three wickets lost for five runs, Sri Lanka had the poorest start to the chase. Nissanka was caught lbw by Southee’s wicket-maiden delivery to start things off. Boult, Southee’s longtime bowling partner, then contributed with two wickets in his first over.

He got Kusal Mendis to edge to Conway, and then de Silva chopped onto his wicket. As Boult snatched up his third, Charith Asalanka didn’t stay much longer before being captured by a diving Allen. Sri Lanka was in chaos as spinner Santner entered the game. And Chamika Karunaratne swung his bat only to hit Boult in the deep. Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shanaka both hit brave 35s, but it was all in vain.

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