Watch: Philips stuns everyone by taking one-handed screamer
A game that was set on fire by Universe Boss Chris Gayle’s fourth Caribbean Premier League hundred didn’t go in Jamaica Tallawahs’ favour but there was more than one moment for them to cherish. Guess what?
Their wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips stole the spotlight after he bagged the perfect catch in his safe pair of hands and that too behind the stumps. Had it not been for his perfect jumping, then the story could have been a different one altogether.
Meanwhile, talking about the match between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs, it turned out to be another high scoring CPL encounter which included power-packed century by Chris Gayle in the first innings.
Jamaica Tallawahs despite losing the match, they were able to produce sensational moments which included sheer street-smart wicketkeeping brilliance from the New Zealand gloveman Glenn Phillips.
Chasing a target of 242 steered by Gayle 62-ball monstrous 116, the Patriots’ opener Devon Thomas (71 off 40) took the team to a commendable total of 176/2. The first delivery of the 14th over, bowled by fast bowler Oshane Thomas, saw a mind-boggling catch from Phillips.
Talking about the delivery which was full in length and angling in towards the batsman as he made some space to go over covers but instead he got an outside edge, and the wicket-keeper Phillips behind the stumps turned “Superman” and grabbed a stunning piece.
Unfortunately for the Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots- the hosts of the game- aced the run-chase quite easily, winning by four wickets with 7 balls to spare after openers Devon Thomas (71 off 40) and Evin Lewis (53 off 18) set up the memorable win.