Glenn Phillips makes another spectacular save, catching the ball and throwing it all while in the air

Glenn Phillips

New Zealand star Glenn Phillips has another spectacular save to add to his incredible collection of acrobatic saves on the pitch after pulling off an absolute stunner.

The 27-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best fielders in the world today and has a reputation for making some of the most remarkable saves in the history of the game. And he did it again on Sunday (July 7) while playing for Colombo Strikers against Dambulla Sixers in the ongoing 2024 Lanka Premier League.

Glenn Phillips saved a sure six with an acrobatic effort during the game. On the second ball of the sixth over, veteran all-rounder Thisara Perera bowled a slower off-cut to Dambulla Sixers opener Kusal Perera and the latter decided to play a pull shot.

Perera made a good connection with the ball, hitting it towards mid-wicket. The ball looked destined to become a six, but Glenn Phillips had other ideas. The New Zealand star dived and caught the ball with his left hand before throwing it back onto the pitch while it was in the air, as he realised that the momentum would carry him over the boundary. While he was unable to complete the catch, he did save 5 valuable runs for his team.

Watch Glenn Phillips’ save:

Talking about the game, Dambulla Sixers beat Colombo Strikers by eight wickets to register their first win of the season. The Sixers started their campaign with three straight losses before beating Strikers to open their account.

Asked to bat first, the Strikers posted 185/6 in 20 overs, with Glenn Phillips also impressing with the bat. The right-handed batsman top-scored for his side, scoring 52 runs in 32 balls. However, his effort went in vain as fifties from Reeza Hendricks and Kusal Perera propelled the Sixers to a big win. Hendricks scored 54 while Perera scored 80.

“The overall performance of the team today. In the team meetings, as a bowling group, we talked about how we need to give away fewer boundaries. In the last match, we gave away 12 or 14 boundaries, which was too much. In the middle we did very well with both the fast bowlers and the spin bowlers, we took wickets and restricted them.

“I tried to take it away from the batsmen, varied the pace and didn’t try to bowl from stump to stump. It’s easy to hit from the stumps and not when you bowl away from the opposite stump. That was my plan and that’s why I was successful,” Sixers captain Thisara Perera said after the match.