New Zealand batter Glenn Philips was at his absolute best against Sri Lanka on Saturday, October 29 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the 2022 T20 World Cup. He slammed his second T20I hundred in the match as New Zealand put on a match-winning total of 167 runs on the board. His unusual sprint at the non-striker’s end during the knock left the experts as well as the fans surprised.
Glenn Philips was highly praised for his new and innovative non-striker posture. The right-handed batter stood like a sprinter, with one foot behind the line to avoid getting run out. The video of the incident was shared on social media and has gone viral with the fans lauding the Kiwi’s batter’s style.
Watch the video here:
Further proof that this is the most him Glenn Phillips has been in his life is the 'innovation' that he has brought into running from the non-striker's end. You think these things beforehand, and then try them when you have the confidence to.
Confidence allows you to be you. pic.twitter.com/M7cPQRdw7d
— Abhinav Dhar (@Xanedro) October 29, 2022
Batting first New Zealand was in a spot of bother having lost three wickets for just 15 runs on the board. However, Glenn Philips got together with Daryl Mitchell to steady the New Zealand innings. They put on 84 runs for the fourth wicket stand, before Mitchell’s dismissal.
Glenn Philips continued the assault from the other end, slamming ten boundaries and four sixes in the innings. He scored 104 runs off 64 balls, at a strike rate of 162.50. In response to New Zealand’s total, Sri Lanka got bowled out for a paltry 102 runs, handing a 65 runs win to New Zealand.
Was a little difficult against slower balls, but we managed to get to a competitive total: Glenn Philips
Speaking at the post-match presentation, Glenn Philips expressed that it was difficult to play against slower deliveries at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He added that he managed to take on the pacers, and put up a competitive total on the board. Glenn Philips said,
“My conversation (with Mitchell) was to carry on as long as possible, play the right possible shots. It was a little difficult against the slower balls. But we managed to get to a competitive total. I couldn’t put away the slower ones. But managed to execute my skills against the pacers, especially when pace was on. The bowlers did well later on.”
New Zealand is leading the Group 1 points table in the 2022 T20 World Cup Super 12 stage. They have five points from three matches, with one No result in one match.