Black Caps youngster Glenn Phillips smashed 156 from 135 deliveries as he and Martin Guptill led the Auckland Aces to a big win over Otago in a Ford Trophy match at Lincoln yesterday.
Phillips hit 16 boundaries and three sixes, one of which saw him take guard inches outside leg stump before dismissively flicking Matthew Boyce-Bacon over third man for six with a reverse lap-come-pull.
Guptill hit 117, his 16th century for Auckland in all formats, as he and Phillips combined for 273, 88 per cent of the Aces’ total of 310/5 in their 50 overs.
Auckland completed a 97-run win after bowling the Volts out for 213 in 40.2 overs.
Phillips is a 22-year-old young wicketkeeper-batsman who is one of the rising talents in New Zealand Cricket having scored one fifty in 11 T20 internationals for the Black Caps.