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Builder pockets cash for one-hand catch in NZ-Pakistan

  • Local builder Craig Dougherty pulled off a lucrative catch at cricket on Saturday
  • He won $50,000 for the one-handed effort which he took while on the boundary
  • New Zealand Cricket pays fans wearing promo T-shirts for one-handed catches

A local builder is $50,000 richer after taking a spectacular one-handed catch in New Zealand’s one-day international clash with Pakistan.

Craig Dougherty, 34, was in a ‘catch zone’ at University Oval in Dunedin, New Zealand, on Saturday when the ball came his way.

Mr Dougherty snatched the ball out of the air after it was sent to the boundary by opener Martin Guptill off the bowling of Mohammad Amir.

 

A local builder (pictured) is $50,000 richer after taking a spectacular one-handed catch in New Zealand’s one-day international clash with Pakistan

Craig Dougherty, 34, was in a 'catch zone' at University Oval in Dunedin, New Zealand, on Saturday when the ball came his way (the ball is circled in red)

Craig Dougherty, 34, was in a ‘catch zone’ at University Oval in Dunedin, New Zealand, on Saturday when the ball came his way (the ball is circled in red)

New Zealand cricket has set up special zones where fans wearing Tui Breweries promotional T-shirts can win cash for one-handed catches. 

Mr Dougherty had arrived early to buy one of the shirts, and was hoping to live down a dropped catch in club cricket last year, Fox Sports reported.

‘My teammates were giving me s*** because I dropped an absolute sitter on the boundary with two hands the other week before Christmas,’ he said.

‘It hasn’t really sunk in yet, I still can’t believe I caught it, but it’s awesome that I did catch it.’

New Zealand won with the game by 183 runs after dismissing the visitors for a dismal 74 runs, taking a 3-0 lead in the series. 

Mr Dougherty (pictured) snatched the ball out of the air after it was sent to the boundary by opener Martin Guptill off the bowling of Mohammad Amir

Mr Dougherty (pictured) snatched the ball out of the air after it was sent to the boundary by opener Martin Guptill off the bowling of Mohammad Amir

 



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