NZ vs AUS, 2nd Test: Glenn Phillips Snares One-Handed Stunner To Send Marnus Labuschagne Packing; Viral Video

NZ vs AUS, 2nd Test: Glenn Phillips Snares One-Handed Stunner To Send Marnus Labuschagne Packing; Viral Video

Glenn Phillips took a one-handed catch on day 2 of the 2nd Test between Australia and New Zealand in Christchurch.

Aayushman VishwanathanUpdated: Saturday, March 09, 2024, 12:59 PM IST
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Glenn Phillips took a freak catch. | (Credits: Twitter)

New Zealand cricketer Glenn Phillips plucked a stunning one-handed catch to send Marnus Labuschagne packing on day 2 of the 2nd Test against Australia at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The 27-year-old moved quickly to his right as Labsuchagne missed out on his ton by 10 runs to give the Kiwis a major breakthrough.

The dismissal occurred in the 61st over of the innings as Labuschagne tried to steer a wide length delivery from New Zealand captain Tim Southee, but failed to keep it down. However, Phillips flew to his right and plucked it with one hand. The on-field umpire had to go upstairs to determine if it was a clean catch, and it was okay.

New Zealand fight back after Australia take 94-run lead in Christchurch:

With Australia taking a sizeable lead of 94, the pressure was back on the Kiwis. Mitchell Starc struck early, sending back Will Young cheaply. However, Kane Williamson and Tom Latham weathered the storm, batting well before eventually taking the lead. Williamson passed fifty in the 36th over of the innings after the pair raised the 100-run stand between them and Latham also crossed that mark.

Nevertheless, Pat Cummins made the breakthrough an over later as the ball took the inside-edge of Williamson's bat. Starc consistently beat Rachin Ravindra's bat towards the closing stages of the innings, but was unlucky not to get a bat on the same. Fortune favoured New Zealand once more as Alex Carey dropped a tricky chance off Josh Hazlewood's bowling.

The hosts eventually finished at 134-2 with a lead of 40 runs.

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