Watch: Single handed Catch crowd could win $ 1million: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2015
Updated - Feb 14, 2015 4:33 am
Single handed Catch crowd could win $ 1million: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2015: In the first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between hosts New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Christchurch. Batting first New Zealand was straight onto the task giving Sri Lankan bowlers a tough time. Skipper Brendon McCullum started the tide with a blazing half-century first up.
As the captain got out, in walked their most consistent batsman Kane Williamson, who took over from where McCullum had left. In his innings of 57 Williamson hit this six, making room for himself cratered it over the boundary for a six.
What was more significant about the shot was a big guy wearing the Tui T-shirt caught the ball in the stands with his single hand. It was travelling and there was another guy attempting to catch it, but Mr. Sunjay Ganda who was identified by the local press held on to it pretty well.
This catch makes him eligible to win a million dollars, prize money as per the promotional contest run by New Zealand Brewer Company Tui. The company is running ‘Catch a million’ promotion throughout the world cup, including all the 23 matches that will be played in New Zealand.
According to which if someone in the crowd wearing a Tui T-shirt grabs a catch one handed he is eligible to win the prize money which goes on increasing as the Black Caps team advance in the world cup. So for now if New Zealand ends their campaign in the league stages 31 years old Mr. Sunjay will be in recons to win $ 25,000. If the team advances to the quarter-finals which is a certainty, the prize money goes up to $ 35,000.
New Zealand making it to the semi-finals will take it higher up and will be $ 50,000 and $ 75,000 if the team reaches the final. With the event of them winning the World Cup the Tui Catch a Million will be the $ 1 million whooping prize. So for now he is good enough to win quarter of a million dollars for that catch. Well caught is what we can say.
— FirstpostSports (@FirstpostSports) February 14, 2015