WATCH: Glenn Phillips switch-hits pull off Matthew Bacon in The Ford Trophy

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 27/11/2019

Glenn Phillips switch-hits pull off Matthew Bacon: Auckland’s batsman scored his career-best List A score against Otago.

During a league match of the ongoing The Ford Trophy between Auckland and Otago in Lincoln, Auckland batsman Glenn Phillips put on display an innovative shot after he switch-hit a pull off Otago pacer Matthew Bacon.

Phillips taking guard a foot outside his leg-stump had called for him playing an unorthodox shot off the Bacon delivery. With the bowler bowling a short delivery outside the off-stump, Phillips brought out an outstanding stitch-hit pull over the off-side boundary.

After Auckland captain Craig Cachopa won the toss and chose to bat, his team posted a formidable 310/5 in their allotted quota of 50 overs. It was a match-winning 235-run stand for the second wicket between Martin Guptill and Phillips which powered Auckland to a 300+ total.

Opening the batting with Colin Munro (10), Guptill scored a brilliant 117 (130) with the help of seven fours and three sixes before getting out in the 45th over.

Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the fifth over, Phillips ended up scoring 156 (135) with the help of 16 fours and three sixes. In what was Phillips’ fourth List A century, it was also his career-best score in the format.

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 66 (84) with the help of four fours and two sixes. With bowling figures of 7-0-28-2, Benjamin Lister was the pick of the bowlers for Auckland.

Glenn Phillips switch-hits pull off Matthew Bacon

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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