IPL 2021 News: The crucial match between the Mumbai Indians and the Rajasthan Royals did not live up to the expectations of supporters who were looking forward to this virtual knockout match. Both clubs came into this game eager for the two points in order to remain in contention for the playoffs. While MI delivered a powerful performance, the Men in Pink did not fare as well.
After being asked to bat first, Sanju Samson’s side delivered an incredibly poor performance with the bat, managing only 90/9 in 20 overs. While the wicket was difficult to bat on, it was far from ideal and would never be enough to force a win.
MI easily chased down the goal in only 8.2 overs, as expected. Despite the shambolic performance, there was one bright spot from the RR camp in the form of Glenn Phillips, who was brilliant in the field.
In Sharjah, Phillips hosts a fielding masterclass
As the MI batsmen hammered the RR bowlers all around the park, one man was flying all over the place to rescue runs on the boundary. Glenn Phillips, who only scored four runs with the bat, put in some outstanding performances on the field in the second half of the game. While all of them were deserving of recognition, one, in particular, stood out.
Hardik Pandya hit a slog shot high in the air off the bowling of Chetan Sakariya in the eighth over of the innings. The ball appeared to be heading towards the boundary as it moved towards the unoccupied deep midwicket position.
Despite the fact that the game was almost over, there was a livewire on the field in the form of Glenn Phillips, who was still giving it his all for his team. The Kiwi travelled more than 50 metres to reach the ball before making a courageous diving effort to put the ball back into play and miraculously save a boundary.
You may see the video here:
Glenn Phillips there surprised everyone😱 pic.twitter.com/LIs58cYatD
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