New Zealand and Pakistan locked horns with each other in the 1st semi-final of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Cricket is a sport where we often see cricketers use their presence of mind to get the better of their opponents. The Kiwi pacer, Trent Boult, having got Mohammad Rizwan caught on a high full-toss, told Glenn Phillips to throw the ball to him in order to run the batter out in case the umpire declares a no-ball.
New Zealand failed to do much against Pakistan on Wednesday after choosing to bat first, they could only post 152/4, and Pakistan, in response, comfortably raced to 132/1 in 16.5 overs, requiring just 21 runs off the final 19 balls.
Just when the viewers felt there was nothing New Zealand could cheer for, a sharp fielding effort from Glenn Phillips, coupled with some incredible presence of mind from Trent Boult, turned the game into a contest once again.
The last ball of the 17th over bowled by Trent Boult was a high full-toss which Rizwan lofted towards the deep point, where Phillips was manning the boundary. The Kiwi fielder took the catch nicely after running towards the ball but Boult had doubts that the leg umpire could call the delivery a no-ball due to the height.
Thus, Trent Boult immediately told Phillips to throw the ball toward him, which the latter did to complete Rizwan’s run-out. The opener had no idea about the whole incident initially and by the time he did, he was already caught well short of the non-strikers’ end. Nevertheless, TV replays showed that the ball was below Rizwan’s waist and hence he was given out caught itself.
Here is the video of the effort of Trent Boult:
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Here is how the netizens reacted:
— Ayush 🎯 (@ay_ush26) November 9, 2022
Dil Dil Pakistan. Well plaed Babar, Rizwan and Harris #PakvsNz
— Abdul Waheed (@AbdulwaheedCEO) November 9, 2022
— ashii (@A19830197) November 9, 2022