Australia v New Zealand - ICC Men's T20 World Cup
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 22: Glenn Phillips of New Zealand celebrates with team mates after catching Marcus Stoinis of Australia off a delivery by Mitchell Santner of New Zealand during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground on October 22, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Australia v New Zealand - ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Glenn Phillips has pulled off an early contender for catch of the T20 World Cup, flying through the outfield at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

It came as part of New Zealand's enormous victory over Australia to open the Super 12 stage of the World Cup, the Black Caps ultimately taking the victory by a staggering 89 runs.

Defending 200, Australia were on the back foot virtually from the start of the run chase. David Warner was the first to depart, before a regular run of wickets followed.

With Australia desperately trying to rebuild through Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis, it would be Stoinis who would fall to the magnificent catch.

Santner took the pace off the ball from around the wicket, with Stoinis looking to play on the up through the offside.

Not quite at the pitch of the ball, Stoinis couldn't get power through the shot, hitting it into the air where Glenn Phillips would capitalise, racing around the outfield to snare a catch off a superman-like dive.



The wicket left Australia at 4 for 50 in their pursuit of 200, with the tournament hosts getting their World Cup defence off to the worst possible start.