English fast bowler Mark Wood is known for his speed. He also showcases the best example of his pace in the T20 World Cup. In today’s match against New Zealand, he threw many balls at a speed of over 150 km/h. Playing his fast deliveries was difficult for most Kiwi batsmen, but Glenn Phillips, who was a good hitter, hit such a shot, which is a lot to talk about.
In fact, Wood won Round 12 of the New Zealand Rounds. He threw the third ball at a speed of 152 km/h, on which Phillips hit a six 94 m long in the direction of wide. Chasing a tough target, there was a strong response from Phillips to Wood’s quick pace. Interestingly, Wood also threw the fastest ball of this World Cup so far against New Zealand. He played at a speed of 155 km/h, which became the fastest ball in this World Cup.
Speaking of Wood’s bowling, he bowled three overs today, taking a wicket for 25 runs. He secured the only wicket to James Neesham.
Despite Glenn Phillips’ brilliant batting, New Zealand lost
Phillips completed the seventh half-century of his international T20 career in just 25 balls. He, along with captain Kane Williamson, made an unsuccessful attempt to win the team over by setting up a fine partnership of 91 runs on 59 balls for the third wicket. He scored 62 runs on 36 balls, including four fours and three sixes. He was fired for 135 in the 18th over. With Phillips’ wicket falling, the Kiwi team’s chances of victory also came to an end. New Zealand could only make 159/6 while chasing the target of 180 runs for the win.