Phillips blitz hands NZ U19 easy win

New Zealand Under-19s strolled to a comfortable seven-wicket win in their ninth-place playoff quarter-final against Scotland Under-19s in Cox’s Bazar. Glenn Phillips thrashed a 40-ball 89, an innings laden with 11 fours and six sixes, in the chase of 182 to help NZ romp to the target with 23 overs to spare.

Phillips added a 98-run opening stand off 70 balls with Daniel Stanley, who contributed 9 of those. Christian Leopard (25 off 37), Josh Finnie (30 off 29) and Finn Allen (31 off 20) contributed to help seal the chase. Haris Aslam picked up two of the tree wickets to fall.

Earlier, Scotland chose to bat and were given a solid start through a 37-run opening stand. However, wickets fell with regularity thereafter. A score of 78 for 2 quickly turned to 135 for 6 as the bowlers chipped away. Owais Shah top-scored with 32 off 66 balls. Left-arm quick Ross ter Braak returned figures of 3 for 34, while Nathan Smith and Felix Murray claimed two scalps apiece.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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