He is the second batsman to score a century in the T20 World Cup 2022, while also the second batsman from New Zealand overall. Riley Rosso of South Africa played an innings of 109 runs against Bangladesh in 56 balls with 7 fours and 8 sixes. Now Philip has scored a century. Earlier in the World Cup for New Zealand, former captain Brendon McCullum had scored 123 runs against Bangladesh in 2012. This is still the best score by any batsman for New Zealand.
It rained heavily after a bad start
Philip started on the field after the fall of the initial wicket, but where he was going to stop after hitting Rajita for the first four in the sixth over. When his catch was dropped by Pathum Nisanka in the 7th over, Philip became even more destructive. He completed the half-century in 39 balls, hitting Karun Ratne for a four.
century in 61 balls
After this, he targeted the Sri Lankan bowlers including Mahesh Teeksha and completed the century in 61 balls. Apart from him, Daryl Mitchell made 22 and Mitchell Santner scored an unbeaten 11 runs. Apart from this, no Kiwi batsman could cross the double figure. Kasun Rajita took two wickets, while Teeksha, Dhananjay de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara took one wicket each.