Phillips is a smasher

West Indies batsman Omar Phillips made an amazing start to his international career, stroking a brilliant 94 to help his team to 307 on the third day of first Digicel Test match on Saturday at Arnos Vale in St Vincent.

The tall, 22-year-old left-hander batted with patience and confidence and showed immense powers of concentration.

At the start of the day he was yet to score but nudged a single to get his first run and blossomed from there. Overall he hit seven boundaries and faced 177 balls. The Windies took first innings lead, in reply to Bangladesh’s first innings of 238. The visitors will resume the fourth day on 26-0 in their second innings.

Phillips said: ‘I am new to Test cricket so I was fully aware I had to be patient at the start and then look to push on after.

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