The $100,000 catch: Will Hamilton be lucky a third time?

IAN ANDERSON
Last updated 10:50 28/01/2014
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Stoked: Te Aroha’s Jatinder Singh celebrates with friends after his $100,000 catch.

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Welcome to Catch City for the latest episode of "Who Wants to be One-Tenth of a Millionaire?".

Or, as it's better known, the fourth one-day cricket international between New Zealand and India in Hamilton.

While the two sides are involved in a thrilling five-match series that the Black Caps lead 2-0 after Saturday's tied game in Auckland, a lot of the attention at Seddon Park today will be outside the playing arena.

In the two previous ODIs played at the venue this summer, a Waikato cricket fan has pocketed $100,000 for taking a one-handed catch in the crowd in a Tui beer promotion.

The prize has been up for grabs at 10 international ODI or Twenty20 matches this season involving NZ and rivals the West Indies and India, but only Waikato people have managed to snare the riches.

Hamilton's Michael Morton was the first during a NZ v Windies ODI and Te Aroha's Jatinder Singh repeated the feat when the Black Caps met India last week.

With short boundaries in Hamilton and 48 sixes already struck in the three matches between NZ and India, the NZ TAB have reduced their odds of a three-peat grab happening today. The bookmakers are offering $3.50 on the $100,000 being won for the third time, after setting the line at $4.25 for the butterfingers fans in Auckland on Saturday.

Today's match starts at 2pm.

For more on today's cricket match, read 'blazing bats braced for another big day out'.


 


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