T20 World Cup 2022: New Zealand’s superstar batter Glenn Phillips stoked a magnificent inning of 104 runs just off 64 balls. The right-hander’s innings pulled out his team out of a tricky position. At Sydney Cricket Ground against Sri Lanka in the Super 12 clash on Saturday this event took place.
Coming out to bat at number two Glenn kept his calm. While on the other hand, the situation turned bad to worse for the kiwis after the skipper Kane Williamson got dismissed. Which reduced the batting team to 15/3 in 3.6 overs. Moreover, Phillips and Daryl Mitchell anchored the New Zealand innings and put up a vital partnership to take the score to the 100-run mark.
Coming out of the difficult situation, Williamson’s lads managed to set a decent target of 167 runs. Given a failed start, kiwi ballers presented a great show. Terminated the Sri Lankan innings at 102 runs, to win the match by a massive margin of 65 runs.
Glenn Phillips’ unusual stance at the non-striker’s end made it the highlights
Along with his century, Glenn Phillips’ unusual stance became viral on several social media platforms. In the photos, the 25-year-old can be seen standing like a sprinter who is about to take off.
In the most recent time, Deepti Sharma Mankading Charlie Dean to seal a historic victory over England women had highlighted this type of dismissal once again. A lot of perspectives were shared supporting as well as condemning this act. However, ICC’s newly drafted set of cricketing rules legalizes the dismissal. Hence, any batter that tries to leave the non-striker’s end before the ball is been bowled is liable to get run out by the opposite team.
Given the number of times, a batter has lost his wicket by the Mankad dismissal. Batters who value their wicket and also know how to play with the spirit of cricket must adopt new ways to back up at the other end.
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