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.
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.
Fabian Allen catch vs Australia
What a catch from Fabian Allen pic.twitter.com/w5F042PlSe
— William Mitchell (@news_mitchell) July 17, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) July 17, 2021
That Fabian Allen catch is going to be imprinted in my brain for days. #WIvAUS
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) July 17, 2021
Fabian Allen doing Fabian Allen things 😳🔥
— Hayley Matthews (@MyNameIs_Hayley) July 17, 2021
Fabian Allen stop that! 😲
— Shai Hope (@shaidhope) July 17, 2021
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