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Centurion Phillips pulls Nz to dominant win


SUMMARY

Glenn Phillips hit 104 from 64 to start the tournament’s second century before Trent Boult notched his best T20I figures of 4/13 as New Zealand consolidated top spot in Group 1 with a convincing win.

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New Zealand and Sri Lanka were greeted by clear skies at the Sydney cricket ground for their ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 clash on Saturday 29 October. Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat as both teams made one substitution each. Daryll Mitchell and Kasun Rajitha have both been integrated into their respective teams. (Picture: AP)

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Maheesh Theekshana gave Sri Lanka the perfect start by beating Finn Allen in the 1st round. Dhananjaya de Silva then knocked down Devon Conway in the 3rd round and Theekshana came back to take Williamson on the next course as New Zealand were quickly reduced to 15/3. (Picture: AP)

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Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips then joined forces in the middle to stabilize the innings with a partnership of 84 runs on just 64 balls. The pair weren’t separated until the 15th as Wanindu Hasaranga castled Mitchell (22) with a googly. (Picture: AP)

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Meanwhile, Phillips spoke about the tournament’s second century, his 100 coming from just 61 balls. (Picture: AP)

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New Zealand lost wickets in a heap late in the innings as they looked to attack. They posted 167/7 on the board after 20 overs. (Picture: AP)

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Tim Southee (1/12) opened the innings with a maiden at the wicket as he trapped Pathum Nissanka with LBW plumb in the 1st round. (Picture: AP)

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Trent Boult then joined the party, getting rid of both Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva in the 2nd before coming back to catch Charith Asalanka as Sri Lanka were reduced to 8/4 in the first 4 overs. (Picture: AP)

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Bhanuka Rajapaksa (34) and captain Dasun Shanaka (35) were the only Sri Lankan batter to offer resistance as spinners Mitchell Santner (2/21) and Ish Sodhi (2/21) finished with identical numbers after economic spells in the middle. (Picture: AP)

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Boult finished with their best T20I figures of 4/13 as Sri Lanka were eliminated by just 102 points, with New Zealand winning by 65 points. The win helps the Kiwis consolidate their top spot in the Group 2 standings while leaving Sri Lanka in fifth place. (Picture: AP)




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