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Watch: Durban spectator in with a shout of becoming instant millionaire after extraordinary one-handed crowd grab off 104-metre six

SA20 crowd catch: Spectator becomes millionaire
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: On just the second day of the inaugural SA20 league, a Durban spectator snaffled an extraordinary, one-handed crowd catch off a 104-metre six, giving himself a chance of becoming an instant millionaire in the process.

The second game of the competition saw Joburg Super Kings bat first against Durban Super Giants at the Kingsmead stadium. It was Donavon Ferreira who did most of the damage, blitzing his way to a 40-ball 82, an innings laden with five sixes. The first of those came in the tenth over off Prenelan Subrayen, who had already taken two wickets in the first over. Ferreira first hit a four, and then clattered a 104-metre six down the ground: but what happened after was as extraordinary as the stroke.

A spectator, in glasses, tee and shorts, and in the second-highest tier, nonchalantly caught the ball with his left hand, leaving the commentators in awe.


The title sponsor of the tournament has an ongoing ‘Catch A Million’ competition – each “clean, one-handed catch” by any spectator above the age of 18 will be awarded a share of one million rand (c. £48,000).

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