Glenn Phillips, the New Zealand allrounder, said that he and Mitchell Santner collaborated during their crucial seventh-wicket partnership in the Dhaka Test. This partnership was necessary when the visitors had slumped to 69 for 6 while chasing 137 runs on the fourth afternoon against Bangladesh.
Phillips emphasized the importance of batting out the 3.1 overs leading into the tea break, and he shared his method of playing on the Shere Bangla National Stadium pitch with Santner. Santner, who ended up unbeaten on 35, took this advice on board.
In both innings of the Test, Phillips top-scored with 87 and 40 not out. He revealed that he wanted to bat in the same way in the second innings as he did in the first. “It was about knocking down one run at a time. Take it as deep as possible,” he said.
Phillips also talked about New Zealand taking the lead by eight runs at the end of the first innings, saying it ensured that they had the mental edge over Bangladesh. He also ended with eight wickets in the Test series, fulfilling his wish to be a relevant bowler in the New Zealand attack.