Glenn Philips grabbed the "Catch of the tournament" to dismiss Marcus Stoini vs AUS at SCG
The first match of the "Super 12" stage between New Zealand and the defending champions, Australia, ended with a totally unexpected finish. The Blackcaps stunned Australia and registered a dominating, massive win by 89 runs to make the group wide open.
On the other hand, Australia will have to rethink all their plans because they have some other strong teams to face in the group. After losing the toss, New Zealand were put in to bat first. Batting first, New Zealand posted a really competitive total of 200/3 in their 20 overs.
Both openers batted well. Finn Allen, who replaced Martin Guptill, made 42 off 16 balls, while Devon Conway carried on his form and made his 7th T20I fifty. He also reached 1000 T20I runs in his career during his unbeaten knock of 92* off 58 balls with seven boundaries and two sixes.
James Neesham (26* off 13) helped New Zealand reach the 200-run mark with two sixes in the end. In reply, Australia struggled at the start. David Warner (5) got out in the second over of the innings. Mitchell Marsh (16) and skipper Aaron Finch (13) also followed him soon.
However, as usual, New Zealand were very good with their fielding and also pulled off even the half chances. However, the catch of the tournament came in the ninth over of the chase. Mitchell Santner came out to bat, and Marcus Stoinis was batting at the crease.
On the second ball of the over, the spinner bowled an overpitched ball and Stoinis tried to club it for an inside-out six. But he couldn't time it properly and it went high. Glenn Philips, who was a bit away from the ball, ran towards it and dived with full stretch to catch it brilliantly.
Glenn Phillips is an unbelievable fielder. pic.twitter.com/RQ3USCMyJc— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 22, 2022
He himself was shocked by the effort he made, and everyone on the ground, including the commentators, couldn't stop themselves from praising him. Speaking of the game, Australia got all out for 117 in 17.1 overs. Glenn Maxwell was the highest scorer with 28 off 20 balls. For New Zealand, Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner picked up three wickets each.