Visiting team Sunrisers Hyderabad recorded a stunning win in a dramatic last over finish as they beat the hosts Rajasthan Royals on the last ball of the match.
Batting first, riding on some great knocks from both Jos Buttler and captain Sanju Samson, 95 and 66 runs respectively, Rajasthan Royals posted a huge 214 runs on the board.
Chasing the target, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 51 runs for the first wicket. Then wickets kept falling at regular intervals and the match arrived at a situation that Sunrisers Hyderabad required 41 runs to win in the last 2 overs.
At that time, we saw a carnage from a someone who was playing for the first time in IPL 2023 in place of flop Harry Brook, Glenn Phillips.
The Kiwi batter smashed 3 back-to-back Sixes and then a boundary before he was dismissed for 25 runs in 7 balls. It was down to the last over.
SRH batters Marco Jansen and Abdul Samad went close to the chase and they needed a Six on the last ball to win the match. Sandeep Sharma bowled a brilliant Yorker on the last ball of the match, but there was a drama still left in the match.
The third-umpire declared it a no ball and then Abdul Samad hit a brilliant Six of the free hit to win the match. However, it is Glenn Phillips’ inning that made the difference. See how Twitterati reacted.
Abdul Samad has done it…!!— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 7, 2023
RR won it a few minutes ago, but a No Ball turned the match for SRH. One of the finest matches in history! pic.twitter.com/CHS0ssMOLu
6, 6, 6, 4 & gone by Glenn Phillips.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 7, 2023
This is when SRH needing 41 runs from 12 balls. pic.twitter.com/Gcs9jxWnqQ
It's incridible, it's unbelievable. 😭— Vishal. (@SPORTYVISHAL) May 7, 2023
Man this is the IPL, the greatest ever. Glenn Phillips is the main hero tonight. pic.twitter.com/l4CMPfWzRY
Glenn Phillips may not have had the spotlight on him like Abdul Samad, but he was the one who made the real difference in this game for Sunrisers Hyderabad!!— Shivani Shukla (@iShivani_Shukla) May 7, 2023
Glenn phillips my boy you fuckin beauty, made dead match alive— ? (@bruce_kane1) May 7, 2023
happy for glenn phillips, how srh ignored him for that handicap brook— Ronit (@kevlartweetz) May 7, 2023
today he reminded what he is made of