Cricketers take a lot of pride in representing their nation on global stages. Besides that, they are destined to entertain the fans with their attributes. Be it batting, bowling and fielding, cricketers have set high standards for themselves.
It is collectively good for the sport by all means. It is nice to see the gentleman’s game evolving to a whole new level. West Indies’ cricketer Fabian Allen has pulled off something great which other cricketers would give him a big round of applause.
While there are cricketers who give efforts to accomplish the feat, there are others who defy physics to stun the world. Likewise, Fabian Allen has done something really fabulous during the fifth and final T20I against Australia.
Fabian Allen takes a stunner to dismiss Aaron Finch
West Indies already gave a tough time to the Aussies in the T20I series. The Caribbeans executed all their skills to perfection in the first three games. Rightly so, they won a hat-trick of games to win the series by 3-0.
However, the Aussies earned a consolation victory by getting the better of the hosts in the fourth T20I. While it was expected that the Men in Yellow would pull the trigger in the dead rubber, Caribbeans had other ideas in mind.
West Indies posted 199/8 in 20 overs. Evin Lewis scored a magnificent 79 off just 34 balls with the help of 4 fours and 9 sixes. Moreover, he maintained a terrific strike rate of 232.35. Australia’s Andrew Tye took 3 wickets to his name.
Chasing 200, the Aussies were really in a hurry to score at a quick pace. Sheldon Cottrell dismissed Josh Philippe for a duck. But it was Aaron Finch who started to take the bowling attack to the cleaners. While he was batting superbly on 34 off 23 including 6 fours, Hayden Walsh took his wicket.
When Australia were en route to the 100-run mark, Finch tried to connect the full toss for a maximum. As it happened, the ball travelled towards the long-on region. Meanwhile, Fabian Allen sprinted and took a one-handed diving catch. Fans took to Twitter to praise Fabian Allen for his outstanding efforts.