Phillips-Neesham Score Big

New Zealand 163 for 4 (Phillips 39*, Neesham 35*, Scholtz 1-15) beat Namibia 111 for 7 (van Lingen 25, Southee 2-15, Boult 2-20) by 52 runs

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Less than 24 hours after earning a Test call-up after nearly two years, Phillips batted the way he normally does: see-ball-hit-ball.

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And it needed some improvisation and brute force to take the surface out of the equation.

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Of course, it helped that Namibia's seamers either went length or too full in search of the yorker,

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completely deviating from the very formula that brought them success earlier in the day.

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Neesham too came out swinging and connected with pretty much every single strike.

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Wiese came in for some tap in his final over. When he went for an offcutter, Phillips backed away and carved it over deep extra-cover for six.

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When he went away from the batter's arc, Neesham clattered him over long-on. When he went wide yorker, Neesham dug it out to bisect point and short third.

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The floodgates had well and truly opened. Then Ruben Trumpelmann followed two length balls that disappeared for boundaries.

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From looking good to get 135, New Zealand finished with 28 more. Wiese went from 3-0-19-1 to 4-0-40-1.

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