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Cricket fan wins €60,000 with one-handed catch in the crowd

Talk about being in the right place at the right time.


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A NEW ZEALAND man went to the cricket yesterday and came home €60,000 richer.

Michael Morton cashed in on his superb reflexes when he made this catch during the one-day international between New Zealand and West Indies.

Beer brand Tui offered NZ$100,000 to any fan who caught a six with one hand from their seat in the crowd.

When Kieran Powell smashed the ball onto the banks, 28-year-old Morton was perfectly positioned for his moment of glory.

To be eligible for the prize, fans had to be wearing a specially branded Tui t-shirt. Morton got his for free when he picked up a six-pack of beer earlier that day.

“[It's] pretty unbelievable,” Morton said afterwards.

“I was sitting next to my dad and he just yelled out. Jumped up, stuck the hand out and somehow it stuck so I’m pretty happy.

“That’s where we always sit. I’ve been to a few games now. Especially off a left-hander over that side of the wicket, it was pretty lucky I guess.”

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