Neesham and Phillip added 76 runs off 36 balls and led their team to strong position against Namibians at Sharjah ground.
Namibian skipper Erasmus said that the pitch looked good and small dimensions made it difficult to defend.
He said they made two changes as Jan Frylinck is out because of dehydration. Shikongo is out as well. Birkenstock and Scholtz are in. New Zealand are unchanged.
The partnership between Phillips and Neesham added 76 runs off 36 balls, leading their team to a strong position. The partnership gave Kiwis a terrific finish.