glenn phillips catch nz vs aus 2nd test

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The World Test champions Australia are taking on New Zealand in the second and final Test of the two-match series in Christchurch. However, the visitors currently stand 1-0 up in the two-match Test series, having clinched the opening game by 172 runs, the hosts are however putting a tough fight to level the series.

However, the Kiwis were bundled out at the score of 162 on Day 1 of the second Test, the hosts then put up a considerable lead having put 256 runs on the board. The day two of the ongoing Test in Christchurch saw a bizarre piece of fielding unfold as Glenn Phillips pulled off a screamer to dismiss set batter in Marnus Labuschagne.

The incident took place at the stroke of lunch on Day 2 when Phillips plucked the ball out of a thin air to get the batter out at the score of 90. Tim Southee, who was bowling the 61st over of the Australia first inning, bowled an outside the off-stump which Marnus tried to beat the in-field to collect some runs. However, Phillips came in the way and dived full length towards his right and caught hold of the ball in his right hand to complete a screamer.

While Marnus fell short of his 12th Test century, Phillips was congratulated by his teammates after a brilliant plucker. 

Kane Williamson & Tom Latham’s centuries help New Zealand put 40-run lead at Stumps on Day 2 

Speaking of the ongoing Test between New Zealand and Australia, Kane Williamson, who is featuring in his 100th Test, got to his 34th Test 50 on day 2. He however, failed to carry on from there as he was dismissed Pat Cummins. 

On the other hand, Tom Latham’s unbeaten 65 off 154 deliveries along with Rachin Ravindra’s steady start has helped the hosts put up 40-run lead at Stumps on Day 2 of the second Test.