Pollard slams Windies as Phillips blasts Black Caps to series win Mount
Maunganui, New Zealand: West Indies captain Kieron Pollard accused his side of not performing to international standards Sunday after New Zealand comprehensively won the second Twenty20 international by 72 runs on the back of a record century by Glenn Phillips. New Zealand wrapped up the series at Mount Maunganui with a game to spare, after winning the opening match on Friday by five wickets, as Phillips provided a batting masterclass. Called up to the Twenty20 side while regular skipper Kane Williamson focuses on the upcoming Tests, Phillips plundered eight sixes and 10 fours on his way to 108 as New Zealand posted a mammoth 238 for three and then restricted the West Indies to 166 for nine. "You never know when the next opportunity is going to come and I came into this going 'let's go in as hard as I possibly can. I know I can do it'," Phillips said. The 23-year-old, who was born in South Africa but moved to New Zealand at the age of five, took just 46 deliveries to reach his century, the 10th fastest in Twenty20 internationals and one ball faster than the previous New Zealand record held by Colin Munro. Phillips plays in the Caribbean in the New Zealand off-season and said familiarity with the West Indies attack was a big help. - AFP