Australia edged out South Africa by 7 runs in the second one-day international at the Adelaide Oval to tie the series at 1-1. However, the highlight of the match was not one of the players but an ordinary audience from the stands. During the sixth over of the match, while SA was trying to chase the Australian total of 231, a 150 km/h ball by Aussie pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was seized by the South African batsman Aiden Markram.
The powerful shot sent the ball flying into the stands for a spectacular six. However, it happened after the ball reached the stands that the real drama occurred. As the high speeding ball flew into the stands, an innocuous member from the audience caught the blinder with one of his bare hands.
The experience of catching the cricket ball left him surprised and happy as he was cheered by the other fans in the stand. The fan was seen jumping up and down with the ball after catching it. Clips of the event were widely shared on social media with many praising the adroitness of the man.
What a catch from the man in the red sweater! Someone get him a beer.
— Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) November 9, 2018