The third ODI between South Africa and Australia witnessed as many as 18 sixes, nine each from both the sides on Sunday. Perhaps, amidst all the dropped catches which were being deposited in the stands, one police officer finally managed to grab one and to be honest it was indeed one of the best catches we have seen from the audience this year.
Shaun Marsh pulled a short-pitch delivery over mid-wicket only to get caught in the stands by police officer Frank. The officer though falls on the ground after taking the catch but somehow managed to keep the ball in his hand. He then throws the ball to the ground only to resume the game.
While this was not the only time when the spectators got a chance to catch the ball, however, the fans kept dropping the ball only to showcase disappointment on their faces. Amongst the boundary hitters, Adam Markram launched three huge sixes, while Duplessis and David Miller hit two and four sixes respectively. Australian batsmen Shaun Marsha and Marcus Stoinis also hit four sixes each.
Earlier, South Africa had won the third one-day international match by 40 runs, to win the series 2-1 on Sunday. South Africa notched up 320 in the first innings, courtesy 252 runs partnership between Du Plessis and Miller. Australia in reply could manage to score 280 runs in 50 overs, eventually losing the game by 40 runs.