IT20 Debut

Christchurch – It’s a day not to forget for Josh Philippe. Josh made his IT20 debut for Australia against New Zealand earlier today at the Hagley Oval.

Before the first match of the series, Mitch Marsh presented Josh with his IT20 cap. Australian captain Aaron Finch had made public that Josh would make his debut in the series prior to the squad arriving in New Zealand.

After two successful BBL tournaments for Sydney Sixers it was only a matter of time before Josh would make his debut for Australia.

New Zealand damped Josh’s day as they coasted to a comfortable 53 run victory. Australia were dismissed for 131 within 18 overs, in reply to the home side’s 184-5.

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