Cricket fan takes superb one-handed catch at England/Pakistan match

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This could be the best fan catch you've ever seen.

Chris Woakes might've hoped that some of his England teammates could pull off something like this after a fan took a stunning one-handed grab off his bowling in Cardiff on Sunday.

Unfortunately, the catch in the crowd still resulted in six runs, and did not signal the end of Sarfraz Ahmed's brilliant match winning innings of 90, but the lucky fan did win himself a trip to Australia thanks to the Fosters fan catch promotion on offer on the day.


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Ben Stokes had to watch the ball sail over his head, but the enthusiastic fan flung himself at it head first and somehow managed to cling on and still keep himself on the right side of the advertising barriers.

The man displayed the kind of commitment and determination to hang onto the ball that many a fan would surely love to see from players a little more often.

He duly erupted into wild celebrations surrounded by similarly excited friends and why not, he's off to Australia.

Caught up in his celebrations, the fan momentarily forgot that he in fact had to hand the ball back, but he eventually yielded it to Stokes who gave him a well earned high five in return.

You can see the incredible one-handed catch in the video below.

Pakistan went on to win the game by four wickets, chasing down 303 with 10 balls remaining in a highly entertaining day both on and off the field.

Despite the win on the day, Pakistan wound up 4-1 losers in the series and really didn't perform in any of the previous four encounters. 

The teams now move on to Manchester for a single T20 match on Wednesday to round off a fantastic summer of cricket between the two nations, before England jet off to sub-continent for tours of Bangladesh and India over the winter months.

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