When Glenn Phillips Hit Six Sixes In An Over

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When Glenn Phillips Hit Six Sixes In An Over

Glenn Phillips is one of the most exciting young Kiwi cricketers around. He is a destructive keeper-batsman and has already made his T20I debut for New Zealand, at the age of just 20. Glenn Phillips had one of the highest strike rates in the 2016 U-19 World Cup and is known for his aggressive style of play. This was clearly seen in 2017 when Glenn Phillips joined an elite group of players who have hit six sixes in an over.

The young New Zealand star achieved this feat while playing in England, representing the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club. He was playing at Arundel, a beautiful and historic ground in the south of England near the coast. Many events take place at Arundel cricket ground, including the finals day for the domestic schools T20 competition. The ground itself was built in 1895, showing the history. Glenn Phillips was playing there against the Duke of Norfolk XI, a strong side that has played Bangladesh in the past and has toured the Caribbean.

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The MCC were batting first and Glenn Phillips played sublime innings. He hit 201 runs from 123 balls and his side ended up declaring on 299. So, Phillips scored well over 60% of his team’s runs. As part of his blistering innings, Glenn Phillips hit six sixes in one over to join a very elite group of players. Only two players have ever achieved this landmark in international cricket: Yuvraj Singh off Stuart Broad and Herschelle Gibbs off Dan van Bunge. Interestingly, Ravi Shastri and Garfield Sobers both managed to do this is in First-Class cricket.

The Duke of Norfolk XI did not come close to chasing down their total but stumbled their way to a draw. This match was a sign of Phillips’ potential and let’s hope that he lives up to his talent and enjoys a long career for New Zealand.

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