A young cricket spectator was rewarded with $50,000 (Rs 32 lakh approx) after he picked a spectacular ‘one-handed’ catch during a T20 match between New Zealand and Australia at the Eden Park in Auckland on February 16.
Young spectator identified as Grimstone, a 20-year-old student, stretched his left-hand over the deep square leg boundary to take the catch off the penultimate ball of New Zealand’s innings.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) 16 February 2018
Grimstone took the catch of Blackcaps batsman Ross Taylor after he smashed Australian fast-bowler Andrew Tye down the ground for a massive six.
— Dan Henshaw (@DJ_Hench) 16 February 2018
Meanwhile, Australian team created a world record in T20 cricket after they chased down 244-run target set by New Zealand during the 5th match of T20 tri-series.
This was the biggest successful run chase in T20I history.
What a game we’ve had at Eden Park! Australia pull off the biggest successful run chase in T20I history to beat New Zealand by 5 wickets in a classic! #NZvAUS scorecard https://t.co/Cidk6uRryy pic.twitter.com/RQm52tEXev
— ICC (@ICC) 16 February 2018
Here’s a list of top five highest run chases in T20I cricket –
Australia – 245 for 5 vs New Zealand, 2018 (successful)
India – 244 for 4 vs West Indies, 2016 (unsuccessful)
West Indies – 236 for 6 vs South Africa, 2015 (successful)
England – 230 for 8 vs South Africa, 2016 (successful)
Australia – 214 for 4 vs New Zealand, 2010 (unsuccessful)