New Delhi: Abhishek Sharma – 34 balls, 55 runs, 7 boundaries. Rahul Tripathi’s blast of 47 runs in 29 balls, which included 5 sixes and fours. But none of them became the player of the match in the victory of Sunrisers Hyderabad. And, the one who was selected played only 7 balls in the match. Now the question is that Abhishek Sharma hit boundaries in as many balls as this player played, then why did he not get the player of the match but Glenn Phillips who played 7 balls?
The question is big but the answer is equally clear. Actually, Glenn Phillips did that work for the team in 7 balls, which Harry Brook, who was playing in the team with an expensive amount of 13.25 crores before this, was not able to do. Glenn Phillips was selected in place of Harry Brook in the team against Rajasthan Royals. And, he made good use of this opportunity.
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Played 7 balls in 12 minutes and did wonders
Glenn Phillips, who took only Rs 1.5 crore salary from IPL, made a big bang in 12 minutes while playing his second match this season. His blast was of 7 balls played during this period, on which he scored 25 runs at a strike rate of 357.14. In these 7 balls, Phillips sent 4 across the boundary line, which included 1 four and 3 sixes.
Winning was difficult when Phillips came, winning became easier as he left
Sunrisers Hyderabad were 44 runs away from victory when Glenn Phillips came to the crease. He scored 3 runs on the first two balls as soon as he came. Now Sunrisers were left to score 41 runs in the last 2 overs. Victory was looking difficult. But, Philips did only that which probably no one had even thought about. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson made the mistake of getting the 19th over to Kuldeep Yadav and Phillips grabbed the opportunity.
No one becomes player of the match just like that?
Glenn Phillips hit 3 sixes in the first 3 balls of Kuldeep Yadav’s over. After this, he hit a four on the fourth ball. However, he was also dismissed on the 5th ball of the over. But before getting out, he did his work. The result of this explosive innings of Glenn Phillips was that Sunrisers were left to score just 17 runs in the last over, which he was able to achieve and with this also in scoring 2 points in the points table.
Now the player who may have played 7 balls but made such a double advantage, he must be selected as the player of the match. This is the reason why Glenn Phillips, who spoiled the party of Rajasthan, was chosen as the hero of SRH’s victory.
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