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Video: Phillips plays an innovative switch-hit off Bacon’s bowling


The game of cricket has seen quite a lot of innovative shots throughout the years and without second thoughts, those shots hit by the players were nothing shot of a spectacle. During a league match of the ongoing The Ford Trophy between Auckland and Otago in Lincoln, Auckland batsman Glenn Phillips put on a candid show with the bat as he pulled off one of the innovative shots. He attempted a switch-hit off Otago pacer Matthew Bacon.

Video: Phillips plays an innovative switch-hit off Bacon's bowling

Glenn Phillips has been the talk of the town for playing this shot. The bowler pitched a short delivery outside the off-stump and the batsman brought out an outstanding stitch-hit pull over the off-side boundary, in what appeared to be an out-of-the-box shot.

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

Opening the batting with Colin Munro (10), Guptill chipped in with an elegant 117 (130) with the help of 7 fours and 3 sixes before getting out in the 45th over.

Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the fifth over itself, Phillips set the innings on fire as he ended up scoring 156 (135) with the help of 16 fours and 3 sixes. This was Phillips’ 4 List A century and was also his career-best score in the format.

Chasing 311, Otago were skittled out for 213 in 40.2 overs. Coming in to bat at No. 3 slot in the first over itself, Neil Broom was the pick of the batsmen for Otago with 66 (84) scoring four fours and two sixes. With bowling figures of 7-0-28-2, Benjamin Lister was the best bowler for Auckland.

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