A very unique cricketing shot which was played by New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips hit against the Otago team in the domestic tournament Ford Trophy, which surprised even the biggest cricketing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC shared the video of this unique shot on its Twitter account and asked the cricket fans the name of the shot.
Glenn Phillips went on to smash 156 runs that include 16 fours and three sixes. On the other hand, Martin Guptill registered 117-run knock with the help of 7 boundaries and three sixes. The duo stitched 235-run partnership for the second wicket to push Auckland to 310 runs on the board.
Chasing a 311-run target, Otago were bundled out for 213 in 40.2 overs. Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the first over itself, Neil Broom top-scored for Otago with 67 (84) that included four fours and two sixes. Nathan G Smith fought hard in the death overs, but unfortunately, couldn’t take his side over the ropes.
Glenn Phillips got tremendous support by Martin Guptill, who had a century in this match. Glenn’s unique shot also entertained those sitting in the viewing gallery. On the basis of this innings, Auckland scored 310 runs against Otago at the loss of five wickets in the scheduled overs.
After chasing this big score, Otago’s team could only manage to score only 213 runs and lost the match by 97 runs. Neil Broome (66) and Mitch Renwick (31) played great innings for Otago but could not avoid their team’s defeat.
Here is the Video of Glenn Phillips shot
Name this shot 👇 pic.twitter.com/lf0uyje5sU
— ICC (@ICC) November 27, 2019
A new highest List A score for Glenn Phillips (156) and @Martyguptill's 16th century for @aucklandcricket (across formats) push the Aces to 310/5 from 50 against the @OtagoVolts at Bert Sutcliffe Oval. VIDEO scorecard | https://t.co/bExwGsK163 #FordTrophy pic.twitter.com/Fc33SlhqBh
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 27, 2019