The 'magical' catch that made a spectator win reward worth Lakhs

Tyler Owen
January 14, 2018

Williamson put on 69 with Martin Guptill (45) for the second wicket and 74 with Taylor for the third to lift New Zealand to 158-3 before he was out in the 34th over.

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 £26,400 (NZ$50,000) in prize money. The Black Caps were able to dismiss the visiting team on the third one-day global at University Oval for mere 74 runs.

Pakistan need a win to draw level in the five-match series after losing the first game in Wellington.

On the other hand, the New Zealand captain Kane Williamson praised his new ball pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee for providing the vital breakthroughs consistently.

Boult rocked Pakistan with three wickets in five balls to take out the cream of their top order on his way to figures of five for 17. "If you bowled on a length, it was hard to score", said the Kiwi captain on Trent's performance. Focus is to win each game.

Buhari, Ortom in crucial meeting over Benue killings
According to him, Nigerians are calling on the President to raise his performance as 2019 general election approaches. Fighting has been particularly heavy in Benue state , where 80 people have been killed and 80,000 displaced.

"To score only 250 on the board we knew we had to fight hard and to come out like that was very satisfying". Guys were smart today.

Boult bowled magnificently to prevent any chance of Pakistan challenging New Zealand's 257, which had earlier seemed precarious in batting conditions which were challenging but not impossible.

Taylor fell in that manner to Shadab, beaten by a short ball which failed to bounce, beat his shot and hit him in front of middle stump.

That score became 16/6 in the 15th over, and before they could come to terms with the situation, Pakistan found themselves 32/8 in the 19th over.

Batting first, the Black Caps lost opener Colin Munro on the 10th ball of the match as he was caught behind off the bowling of Faheem Ashraf for eight runs.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER