Fabian Allen catch vs Australia: Allen grabs astonishing one-handed stunner to dismiss Aaron Finch in St Lucia T20I

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 17/07/2021

Fabian Allen catch: The West Indian all-rounder continued to prove his mettle as a gun outfielder by grabbing an unbelievable catch.

During the fifth T20I of the ongoing Australia’s tour of West Indies in St Lucia, West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen grabbed bountiful eyeballs among the cricketing fraternity via his catch to dismiss Australia captain Aaron Finch.

It all happened on the second delivery of the 10th over when Finch’s decision to play an aerial shot off a Hayden Walsh full-toss led to his dismissal. Mis-timing the ball due to the bat turning in his hand, Finch ended up hitting the ball towards the left of long-on.

Allen, who was fielding at long-on, ran a lot in the ball’s direction before timing dive to perfection to grab an astonishing one-handed stunner at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.

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Opening the batting with Josh Philippe (1), Finch walked to the pavilion after scoring 34 (23) with the help of six fours in a 200-run chase. Already the highest wicket-taker in the series, Walsh picked his first wicket in the last match of the series in the form of Finch.

Winning the toss for the first time in this series, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran had decided to bat first in the first innings. On the back of opening batsman Evin Lewis scoring a stroke-filled 79 (34) comprising of four fours and nine sixes, the hosts scored a formidable 199/8 in 20 overs.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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