In the very first match of the main round of the T20I World Cup 2022, defending champions Australia lost to New Zealand, the runners-up of the previous World Cup, by 89 runs.
The team defeated Australia in Australia in white ball cricket for the first time since February 2009. After winning the toss in this match, Australia captain Aaron Finch decided to bowl first.
Batting first, New Zealand had set a target of 201 runs in front of Australia but the entire team of Australia was dismissed after scoring only 111 runs.
Glenn Phillips took a brilliant catch –
In this match, New Zealand’s team has performed brilliantly in all three areas, batting, bowling and fielding. Talking about the fielding, in the second innings, Glenn Phillips took a brilliant catch on the third ball of the ninth over.
Actually, the Australian all-rounder played a big shot on the ball of Mitchell Santner. Glenn Phillips ran tremendously to catch the ball and caught the ball by diving. The ball was too far from sweeper cover but Phillips ran from deep and threw himself towards the ball.
The video of this catch has been shared by the ICC through its Twitter handle. The ICC wrote while posting, ‘Superman Phillips!
Many people have given their feedback on this video. One user wrote, ‘Fielding is what drives the team forward.’ Another user wrote, ‘Great catch.’