Glenn Phillips’ Spectacular Flying Catch Dismisses Keegan Petersen In NZ vs SA Test
By CricShots - Feb 15, 2024 1:11 pm
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In the ongoing second Test between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park in Hamilton, Glenn Phillips showcased his exceptional fielding skills with a stunning one-handed catch to dismiss Keegan Petersen. With the BlackCaps in a commanding position, requiring only 227 runs to secure a 2-0 series win against the Proteas, Phillips’ acrobatic feat added to the day’s highlights.

Glenn Phillips
Glenn Phillips took a flying catch

The two-match Test series has seen New Zealand take a 1-0 lead, with the first Test being a dominant display by the BlackCaps, winning by 281 runs. Despite South Africa fielding an inexperienced squad led by Neil Brandt due to first-choice players participating in the SA20 league, the BlackCaps’ performance in the series has been formidable.

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Phillips, renowned as one of the best fielders in contemporary cricket, lived up to his reputation during the second Test. His agility and assertiveness in the field were evident as he took the catch to dismiss Keegan Petersen, who was well-set at 43. Playing a square cut off Matt Henry’s delivery, Petersen’s uppish shot seemed destined for a boundary until Phillips dived to his right, pulling off a spectacular one-handed catch.

Here is the video of the catch from Glenn Phillips:

South Africa posted 242 in the first innings, and despite an impressive bowling performance, they managed to restrict New Zealand to 211. In their second innings, the Proteas scored 235, with David Bedingham contributing a century. As the BlackCaps ended the day at 40/1, they now require 227 runs to secure victory against South Africa.

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The catch by Phillips emerged as the highlight of the day, showcasing the fielder’s remarkable reflexes and athleticism. In the first Test, New Zealand dominated with bat in hand, with skipper Kane Williamson smashing centuries in both innings, complemented by Rachin Ravindra’s double century in the first innings, propelling the Kiwis to a total of 511.

Looking ahead, New Zealand is set to host Australia in a multi-format tour featuring three T20Is and two Test matches. The T20I series between the trans-Tasmanian rivals kicks off on February 21 at the Sky Stadium in Wellington.