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Latham-Phillips pair joins the highest partnerships for 5th Wickets for New Zealand in WC

The New Zealand Player Tom Latham and Phillips pair was impressive scoring 144 runs against Afghanistan during the World Cup match.

Highest partnerships for 5th Wickets for New Zealand in WC

New Zealand is scheduled to play in the 16th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 against Afghanistan on October 18 at MA Chidambaram Stadium. The New Zealand Pair Tom Latham and Phillips pair has one of the New Zealand highest partnership score for 5 wickets or below in World Cups.

Winning the toss, Afghanistan chose to bowl where Devon Conway and Will Young opened the innings for New Zealand, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman opened the bowling attack.

Mujeeb dismissed Devon Conway for 20 runs while Will Young had an impressive start as he scored 54 runs on 64 deliveries while Rachin Ravindra scored 32 runs on 41 deliveries and was sent out by Azmatullah.

With the dismissal of Daryl Mitchell for 1 run by Rashid Khan, Tom Latham scored 68 runs on 74 deliveries including 3 boundaries and 2 sixes. Glenn Phillips scored 71 runs on 80 deliveries that include four boundaries and four sixes.

With Chapman and Santner’s 25 and 7 runs, New Zealand scored 288 runs on 50 overs losing 6 wickets. With the target of 289 runs, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran opened the innings while Trent Boult opened the bowling attack.

The openers failed to create an impression as they were sent out with low figures. Gurbaz scored 11 runs and sent out by Matt Henry while Ibrahim Zadran was sent out with 14 runs by Trent Boult.

Hashmatullah Shahidi was sent out with 8 runs by Lockie Ferguson. With his dismissal of Shahidi, Afghanistan was down to last seven wickets scoring only 95 runs on 25 overs.

The New Zealand batters Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips scored second highest partnership of 144 runs. The Cairns and Twose pair tops the list with 148 runs against Australia in 1999.

Oram and Styris pair stands third with 138 runs against England in 2007 and Grandhomme and Neesham pair has the fourth highest score for New Zealand against Pakistan in 2019.

Highest partnership for 5th wkts or below for New Zealand in WC

  • 148 – C Cairns & R Twose vs AUS, Cardiff 1999
  • 144 – Tom Latham & G Phillips vs AFG, Chennai 2023*
  • 138* – J Oram & S Styris vs ENG, Gros Islet 2007
  • 132 – C de Grandhomme & J Neesham vs PAK, Birmingham 2019
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