Black Caps fan pockets $50,000 with one-handed catch

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Black Caps fan pockets $50,000 with one-handed catch
Shukriya Pakistan

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill smashed a maximum off the last ball of the first over of the third ODI against Pakistan in Dunedin.

Guptill’s six flew over the midwicket boundary and the ball landed firmly and cleanly in the right hand of the lucky gentleman ‘Craig Dougherty’ in the pavilion.

“I just got a hell of a shock when it was coming my way,” Dougherty said.

“When I saw it coming, I thought ‘there’s no way that’s going to carry, that’s not going to carry, that’s not going to carry.’ That’s probably why I looked so casual, and then just stuck the hand out and it stuck,” he exclaimed.

The ball sailed over the rope, and perfectly into the hand of fan Craig Dougherty, taking part in the “Catch-a-Million” contest, earning himself a cool $50,000 for his troubles.

The fan had barely sat down when Guptill flicked Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir over mid-wicket in the first over.

Dougherty said his phone had been ‘going crazy” since he made the grab.

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