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T20 World Cup: Wanted to take off quickly, run-out possibility was on mind, says Glenn Phillips on crouching at non-striker’s end

Glenn Phillips, the New Zealand batsman, has said that he decided to crouch like a sprinter in the crease at the non-striker’s end against Sri Lanka so that he could run faster, while keeping an eye on the bowler as the possibility of getting run out was also on his mind. “It was very much spur of the moment,” centurion Phillips said after New Zealand’s 65-run win in the T20 World Cup in Sydney. “I actually had my three-point start wrong, which my best mate’s going to probably give me a little bit of stick for later on. It’s supposed to be the other arm and other leg. “I guess the position was to be able to see the bowlers and take off as quick as possible from a sprinter’s start when you’re trying not to be out of the crease as much as possible — there’s been a lot going around about M...
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Phillips ton drives New Zealand to Sri Lanka win after rocky start

Glenn Phillips scored a brilliant century to rescue New Zealand after a rocky start and fire them to an emphatic 65-run victory on Saturday which sent the Black Caps clear at the top of Group 1 at the Twenty20 World Cup. The muscular righthander helped resurrect New Zealand’s innings from three for 15 in the fourth over and departed for 104 with his team closing on their ultimate tally of 167 for seven. With paceman Trent Boult (4-13) to the fore, the New Zealand bowlers took over and gave Sri Lanka an even worse start, reducing the 2014 champions to 8-4 in the fourth over and dismissing them for 102 in the 20th. Tied with England, Australia and Ireland at the top of the rain-disrupted Super 12 group at the start of the evening, New Zealand moved two points clear of their rivals and imp...
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ICC Twenty20 World Cup | Philips’ century takes New Zealand to competitive total

It was the second century of the tournament, after South African Rilee Rossouw’s 109 against Bangladesh It was the second century of the tournament, after South African Rilee Rossouw’s 109 against Bangladesh Glenn Phillips smashed a top-class 104 to rescue New Zealand after they slumped to 15-3 against Sri Lanka in their T20 World Cup group game at the Sydney Cricket Ground on October 29, 2022, helping his team reach 167-7.The Black Caps had a horror start after opting to bat with their top order blown away, losing Finn Allen, Doug Conway and Kane Williamson for 15 runs. They crawled to 54-3 after 10 overs before Phillips let loose, hitting 10 fours and four sixes in his 64-ball knock. It was the second century of the tournament, after South African Rilee Rossouw's 109 against...