The recently finished NewZealand versus Australia T20 International in Eden Park, Auckland was nothing like a usual t20 game, there were big hits and sharp t20 cricket nuances but the sixes were so frequent that it became an innate regularity of the game.
New Zealand set up an impregnable looking 244 in their 20 overs batting first, a target which Australia chased down, yes.Chased down in 18.5 overs.
Another sublime thing took place in the game though when, a young fan on Friday hit the jackpot when he took a one-handed catch during New Zealand vs Australia Twenty20 International at the Eden Park, Auckland.
— A History Of Hate (@TheACCnz) February 16, 2018
Mitchell Grimstone, a 20-year-old New Zealand spectator, caught Ross Taylor’s six in the stands that helped him win New Zealand dollars 50,000 (Rs 23,75,500). It’s a tradition of sorts in NewZealand during cricket matches of the limited-overs international kind that fans who register for the challenge to take a one-handed catch from the batsmen after wearing an orange shirt receive the 50,000 NewZealand dollars.
The short was hit past the midwicket boundary where Mitch was standing in the crowd and Ross Taylor the right-handed NewZealand batsmen hit his pull shot and the Mitch took the catch.
— ICC (@ICC) February 16, 2018
This moment has now become viral on various social media networks, even International Cricket Council (ICC) the governing body of world cricket posted a congratulatory post to Mitch on Twitter.
It was fun viewing as the moment he took the catch amidst the crowd, everyone gathered around him whoever was sitting alongside him and really celebrated the catch with him. Mitch was absolutely shocked at completing the catch as well.
— Steve Allen (@ScubaStv) February 16, 2018
And of course not every day you go to one of the most entertaining cricket matches and happens to have taken a one-handed catch sitting in the stadium & earn 50,000 dollars for it.