Twitter Reactions: Fan wins flight to Sydney after taking a blinder in crowd

Twitter Reactions: Fan wins flight to Sydney after taking a blinder in crowd

England’s Ben Stokes (R) collects the ball from a member of the crowd who has caught the ball. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)

What a day it turned out to be for one of the fans during the final ODI between England and Pakistan at Cardiff. His spectacular catch earned him a flight from London to Sydney, Australia sponsored by Fosters.

It was in the 34th over of the run chase, when Pakistan middle-order batsman Sarfraz Ahmed hooked one off the bowling of Chris Woakes. Ben Stokes, who was placed at the deep mid-wicket, looked interested for a brief while as he ran in the direction of the ball. However, he realised that the ball had been hit hard enough for it to sail over his head and over the fence as well.

The ball went sailing high in the air and just crossed the rope as one of the fans leaned in from the boundary hoardings to take a brilliant one-handed catch. The man was surely enjoying his time in the stands and was all smiles from thereafter. Ben Stokes appreciated his effort as well and congratulated him before taking the ball from him and getting it back in the field for the action.

It was some jubilant scenes around the man as he caught the ball. The fans were ecstatic for sure. In the match, it was Pakistan who eked out a consolation in after being thoroughly outplayed in the first 4 ODIs of the series. Pakistan had their task cut out and were playing for pride after being set a target of 303 for the win.

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The target was never going to be easy but some brilliant batting by Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik ensured that Pakistan were over the line in right time and savaged a win. The visitors will definitely not be happy with their overall outing but the win will make them feel slightly better. For the fans, it was something to cheer about. And for the fan who caught the ball, this will surely be a night to remember. Here is how Twitter reacted to his catch.