The hosts New Zealand secured their three-match T20I series victory against West Indies after beating the visiting side by 72 runs in the second match of this series at Bay Oval (Mount Maunganui).
West Indies captain Kieron Pollard decided to bowl first after winning the toss. While the hosts scored 238/3 in 20 overs, the visitors replied with 166/9 in 20 overs.
Brief Scores: New Zealand – 238/3 in 20 overs (Glenn Phillips 108, Devon Conway 65; Kieron Pollard 1/33)
West Indies – 166/9 in 20 overs (Kieron Pollard 28, Keemo Paul 26*; Kyle Jamieson 2/15)
The Result – New Zealand won by 72 runs
Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:
i) New Zealand scored 238/3 (20 overs). It is their third-highest T20I total against any team.
|243/5 (20)||West Indies||Mount Maunganui||3rd January 2018|
|243/6 (20)||Australia||Auckland||16th February 2018|
|238/3 (20)||West Indies||Mount Maunganui||29th November 2020|
|219/6 (20)||India||Wellington||6th February 2019|
|214/6 (20)||Australia||Christchurch||28th February 2010|
ii) New Zealand won by 72 runs. It was their third-largest victory margin (by runs) against West Indies in the T20I format.
|Victory Margin (by runs)||Venue||Date|
|119||Mount Maunganui||3rd January 2018|
|81||Auckland||11th January 2014|
|72||Mount Maunganui||29th November 2020|
|47||Nelson||29th December 2017|
|36||Hamilton||28th December 2008|
i) A total of 5 Caribbean batsmen managed to score 20 or more runs in the second innings. It was the fourth time when 5 or more Caribbean batsmen managed to score 20 or more runs in a T2oI innings. Their record is a total of 6 batsmen managed to score 20 or more runs in a T20I innings, which happened once (against Ireland at St George’s on 15th January 2020).
i) It was 200th international match for Ross Taylor at home. So, Taylor became the first New Zealand cricketer and 10th overall cricketer to play 200 international matches at home.
i) Glenn Phillips completed his century in 46 balls.
- It is the fastest T20I century for a New Zealand batsman. The previous record-holder was Colin Munro who scored a 47-ball century against West Indies at Mount Maunganui on 3rd January 2018.
- It is the joint-fastest T20I century for any batsman against West Indies. Before Glenn Phillips, Faf du Plessis (at Johannesburg on 11th January 2015) and KL Rahul (at Lauderhill on 27th August 2016) scored 46-ball T20I century once each against the Caribbean team.
ii) Glenn Phillips scored 108 runs. It was the fourth-highest individual T20I score for a New Zealand batsman.
|Brendon McCullum||123||Bangladesh||Pallekele||21st September 2012|
|Brendon McCullum||116*||Australia||Christchurch||28th February 2010|
|Colin Munro||109*||India||Rajkot||4th November 2017|
|Glenn Phillips||108||West Indies||Mount Maunganui||29th November 2020|
|Martin Guptill||105||Australia||Auckland||16th February 2018|
Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips
i) For the 3rd wicket, Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips put 184 runs partnership.
- It is the highest T20I partnership for the third wicket. The previous record third-wicket T20I partnership was 182 runs between Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan against New Zealand at Napier on 8th November 2019.
- It is the highest T20I partnership for New Zealand for any wicket. Their previous record was 171 runs partnership for the unbroken opening wicket between Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson (against Pakistan at Hamilton on 17th January 2016).
- It is the fourth highest partnership for any wicket in T20I cricket history.
|Partners (Team)||Partnership wicket||Partnership runs||Opposition||Venue||Date|
|Hazratullah Zazai & Usman Ghani (Afghanistan)||1||236||Ireland||Dehradun||23rd February 2019|
|Aaron Finch & D’Arcy Short (Australia)||1||223||Zimbabwe||Harare||3rd July 2018|
|Kyle Coetzer & George Munsey (Scotland)||1||200||Netherlands||Dublin (Malahide)||16th September 2019|
|Devon Conway & Glenn Phillips (New Zealand)||3||184||West Indies||Mount Maunganui||29th November 2020|
|Dawid Malan & Eoin Morgan (England)||3||182||New Zealand||Napier||8th November 2019|
i) The right-arm pacer Keemo Paul had the bowling figures of 4-0-64-0. It is the most expensive T20I bowling figures for a West Indies bowler. Their previous record was 3.4-0-60-0 by Kesrick Williams against India at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 6th December 2019.