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Chris Gayle steals the show with fabulous one-handed catch

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Chris Gayle is best known for his impressive displays at the crease, a man who has set numerous records across the sport and who loves smacking the ball out of the boundaries as he notches up another six.

What many fans would not have been expecting to watch over and over again was a stunning catch of his, which helped his team the Vancouver Knights go on to win the inaugural Global T20 Canada. 

The catch at the time was described as "absolutely ridiculous" by commentators covering the game, who were quick to shower him with praise.

Gayle seemingly defied gravity as he not once, but twice, went for the phenomenal catch. 

At first it looks to all onlookers as if he has bundled it, as the ball bounces agonizingly out of his left hand, heading for the ground.

Gayle somehow looks to defy gravity as he too is falling to the turf, we see him acrobatically twisting and stretching his body to catch with his right hand.

Incredibly, not once taking his eye off the ball.

The remarkable catch has since been viewed nearly 240,000 times on the tournament's official Twitter page, with views increasing hourly.  

The Vancouver Knights defeated West Indies B team by seven wickets in the game itself, ending a very impressive first tournament.

The team played eight matches and won six of these en route to the trophy, both Vancouver Knights and Chris Gayle will be hoping for more success in the near future.  

Should the tournament be deemed successful, the five other participants (Toronto Nationals, Montreal Tigers, Edmonton Royals, Winnipeg Hawks and the West Indies B team) will be hoping they can produce some of the heroics by Chris Gayle and co. next time out. 

Watch for yourself to see why this man is regarded as one of the sport's finest.

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