Fan wins $50,000 with a brilliant one-handed catch in the T20I between New Zealand and Australia

A cricket fan wins NZ$50,000 (£26,400) after taking a brilliant one-handed catch in the Tri-Series match between New Zealand and Australia.

A cricket fan won NZ$50,000 (£26, 400) after taking a brilliant one-handed catch in the crowd during the Tri-Series Twenty20 international match between New Zealand and Australia.

With two balls left in New Zealand’s innings, Ross Taylor heaved the ball over the leg side boundary and spectator Mitchell Grimstone lent over the bottom tier railings and caught the ball in his left hand.

Any fan at a New Zealand limited-overs match this summer who catches a six one-handed while wearing a promotional T-shirt is rewarded with NZ$50,000 in prize money.

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In an absorbing match, where 488 runs were scored and 32 sixes hit between both teams, Australia pulled off a world-record chase to beat the hosts by five-wickets in Auckland.

New Zealand Cricket had to the introduce ‘catch zones’ at most international cricket venues in the country following criticism that some adults, during a Twenty20 international against the West Indies, were “cannonballing into families with small children” in their attempts to win the money.

Hit play on the video above to watch the stunning one-handed crowd catch that netted one fan NZ$50,000.

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