Another Kiwi fan wins $50k with epic one-handed catch

Australia haven't won at Eden Park since 2010

But the biggest victor for the day was a Kiwi student, who bagged $50,000 after taking a stunning one-handed crowd catch. "I'm not left-handed", he said. I'm not left-handed but somehow it got in there and it stuck.

But kids, if you ever want to know how not to embrace yourself for a high-flying six, take a not from this audacious punter who made a horrendous lunging dive that ended in nothing but embarrassment.

In yesterday's match at Eden Park, Australia hunted down a record T20 chase of 244 with seven balls to spare after New Zealand had posted 243/6 in 20 overs.

Cricket enthusiasts were challenged to lift a one-handed catch from the crowd, clad in the orange shirts provided to get their hands on the prize money.

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There were sensational scenes when Ross Taylor bashed a six just over the rope at deep square leg off a Andrew Tye delivery and Grimstone took a glorious catch after sticking his left hand over the fence. The first man to win the cash money was Dunedin builder Craig Dougherty, who took a catch in January when New Zealand was playing against Pakistan.

"It sort of happened in a blur because it sort of came over and I was like, "I have a chance here" and then I just put [my hand] down the wall".

For a fan like Grimstone, who even plays club cricket in Wellington, it was nothing but perhaps the most memorable evening of his life, a story which he would continue to tell forever.

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