T20 World Cup 2022: Glenn Phillips unusual stance at non-striker's end grabs attention in NZ vs SL game
Phillips stroked an excellent century and bailed out his team from a tricky situation.
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New Zealand's star batter Glenn Phillips bailed his team out from a tricky position against Sri Lanka in Super 12 encounter of the T20 World Cup 2022 on October 29. The right-handed batter completed a resounding century as the Blackcaps cross the 160-run mark in their allotted 20 overs.
Meanwhile, Phillips's unusual stance while standing at the non-striker's end is going viral on social media platforms. In the photos doing rounds on social media, the right-handed batter can be seen standing like a sprinter who is about to take off.
Glenn Phillips showing how to play cricket in spirit, a user wrote on Twitter
Glenn Phillips showing how to play cricket in spirit. pic.twitter.com/be3pSNJ4mP— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 29, 2022
Meanwhile, the Blackcaps have managed to make a strong comeback against Sri Lanka. After opting to have a bat first, the Kiwis had a horrible start with the bat as both openers Finn Allen and Devon Conway went back to the pavilion after scoring only a run each.
The situation turned bad to worse after the skipper Kane Williamson also got dismissed with the batting team reduced to 15/3 in 3.6 overs. However, Phillips and Daryl Mitchell stitched a vital partnership for their team as New Zealand reached near the 100-run mark.
Mitchell got out after scoring 22 runs, but Phillips had now activated his beast mode as he started taking on the Sri Lankan bowlers. He completed his well-deserved century in the 19th over after hitting Maheesh Theekshana for a boundary.
His innings ended in the last over of the innings, but the damage was already done as Phillips ended his innings on 104 runs in just 64 balls and stroked ten fours and four maximums. In the end, New Zealand ended their innings on 167 runs in their allotted 20 overs after losing seven wickets. Kasun Rajitha grabbed two wickets for Sri Lanka.
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