21-year-old Glenn Phillips claimed an excellent diving catch to dismiss danger-man Chris Gayle. PHOTOSPORT

Phillips the toast of Nelson

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In Short
A sold-out Saxton Oval was treated to an action-packed afternoon of T20 cricket with the BLACKCAPS claiming a convincing 47-run victory over West Indies.

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21-year-old wicket-keeper-batsman Glenn Phillips was the toast of Nelson after scoring a maiden half-century and claiming four dismissals, including an incredible diving catch to dismiss Chris Gayle.

Well done Skip. Stand-in Tim Southee gets a handshake from coach Mike Hesson for a job well done. PHOTOSPORT

The series now moves to Mount Maunganui for the final two T20s on the 1st and 3rd of December. 

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The West Indies seized the early advantage after collecting the big wicket of Martin Guptill and initially tying down Phillips. At the other end Colin Munro (53 off 37) showed all his class and experience to keep the scoreboard ticking and take the pressure of his young partner. The pair’s 86-run stand was the backbone of the BLACKCAPS 187-run total.

Munro was once again the batting linch-pin at the top of the BLACKCAPS order. PHOTOSPORT

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Mitchell Santner (23* off 11) and Tim Southee entered the final over of the innings with the scoreboard looking a little light at 158-7. Kesrick Williams then had an over to forget as he delivered four no-balls and leaked 29 runs to see the momentum swing. It didn't swing back...

Air Phillips
The picture tells the story! A top edge from dangerman Chris Gayle sent the young whippet-wicket-keeper Phillip flying after the ball over his head. An amazing diving catch to claim a huge wicket and set the crowd alight. Also one of Seth Rance's two maiden T20 wickets.

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