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Watch: Spectator takes spectacular one-handed catch during Perth T20I

The third T20I clash between Australia and the West Indies at Perth Stadium not only marked a crucial juncture in the series but also served as a testament to Australia’s dominant performances on home soil. With the Aussies having previously levelled the Test series and swept the ODI series 3-0 were high on confidence. The hosts already had a lead of 2-0 in the T20I series and were looking to make it 3-0 in the final encounter at Perth.

West Indies chose to bat first and were determined to reclaim some pride setting a formidable target of 221 runs for the Australians to chase. As the match unfolded, it became clear that this encounter would be defined by moments of brilliance on both sides, with bat and ball.

The West Indies’ innings showcased an impressive display of power-hitting, with Sherfane Rutherford’s explosive knock of 67* and Andre Russell’s blistering 71 off just 29 balls propelling the visitors to a commanding total of 220/6. However, amidst the onslaught from the West Indian batters, it was a moment of sheer brilliance from a member of the crowd that stole the limelight.

Fan takes a brilliant one-handed catch

With a towering six launched by Sherfane Rutherford rushing towards the fine leg boundary, the anticipation in the stands was visible. In a split-second display of impeccable timing and coordination, a fan reached out with a single hand, plucking the ball out of thin air with astonishing ability. What made this catch even more remarkable was the fact that the spectator managed to hold onto his drink, not spilling a single drop despite the euphoria of the moment.

He didn’t spill a drop of his drink either! #AUSvWI #PlayOfTheDay pic.twitter.com/t8HPeezFi0

— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 13, 2024

Australia are currently batting on 113 runs after 12 overs. If Australia want to win this game they need to capitalise on this start and build strong partnerships. While the visitors have some brilliant bowlers on their side who can trouble the Aussie batters.

Also read: Jake Fraser-McGurk, Wes Agar added to Australia’s squad for Perth T20I

 

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