Despite having a horrible day with the bat, Glenn Phillips sparked some brilliant moments on the field for the Rajasthan Royals. He was constantly chasing the ball, not giving up although the target to defend was way too low and showcased what a sensational fielder he is. The Kiwi international cricketer, who primarily keeps wickets, showed what an all-round outlet he is.
But the moment of the game came in the 8th over, when he covered nearly 50 meters to stop a boundary. Chetan Sakariya was up against Hardik Pandya, and the latter smoked it right up in the air towards mid-wicket. The ball went miles up, but did have the distance to go all the way. It bounced a few meters inside the rope, and was slowly making its way towards the boundary.
Rajasthan had no deep fielder in that position, which made sense for Hardik to go for that shot. However, much to his surprise, Glenn Phillips at deep backward square, covered an unreal amount of ground in no time, and dived to prevent the boundary. He got there half-a-second before the ball hit the cushion, and both batters in the middle ran three runs.
Take a look at the wonderful effort from the 24-year-old Kiwi.
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Glenn Phillips disappoints with the bat
Jasprit Bumrah dismissing Evin Lewis brought Glenn Phillips into the middle only for the second time in his IPL career. Wickets kept tumbling after that, as Sanju Samson gifted an easy catch to the point fielder and Shivam Dube did not stick around for a long time as well. Phillips, quite visibly, tried to settle himself at one end to play a long innings, but he received an absolute pearler.
He played across the line to Nathan Coulter-Nile’s straighter delivery, but the ball kept low and managed to sneak through the doors, onto the stumps. He could only manage 4 runs as Rajasthan scored 90 runs in 20 overs.