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Watch: ‘Superman’ Phillips’ catch stuns cricket world


New Zealand cricketer

Glenn Phillips left fans and teammates alike in awe with a sensational catch during the second day of the second Test against Australia at

Hagley Oval

, Christchurch on Saturday.
The incident unfolded during the 61st over of the match when Australian batsman

Marnus Labuschagne

faced a delivery from Kiwi bowler

Tim Southee


Labuschagne, enticed by a ball wide of the off-stump, went for a shot but found himself foiled by Phillips’ lightning reflexes.
Positioned at wide gully, Phillips leapt into action, diving to his right with remarkable agility. Stretching his body to the fullest, he plucked the ball out of the air with one hand, leaving Labuschagne stunned and the spectators roaring in appreciation.


The extraordinary catch marked the end of Labuschagne’s impressive 250-minute innings of 90. Despite Australia’s efforts, their first innings folded at 256, with

Matt Henry

emerging as the standout bowler for New Zealand, claiming 7 wickets for 67 runs. Visitors Australia took a lead of 94 runs after bowling out the hosts for just 162 in the first innings.
Phillips’ heroics on the field not only secured a crucial breakthrough but also showcased his undeniable talent and contribution to the game. Phillips’ spectacular catch stands as a testament to the excitement and skill present in the world of cricket.