When I tried to search "field number two" under htdig 3.2.0b6, instead of getting the results for the exact phrase match, I got the "and" method results. See below:

Search results for '(field or fielded or fielding or fielder or fields or fielders) and (number or numbered or numbering or numberer or numbers or numb or numbed or numbing or numbness or numbs or numbly) and (two or twos)'

Here is my config:

search_algorithm: exact:1 synonyms:0.5 endings:0.1
#match_method: and -- disabled because by default and is the method used

Could anyone tell me what I'm missing here?

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