Allen, standing at long-on, 1st sprinted towards the boundary and then dived to catch Australian captain Aaron Finch with one hand.
Finch, who opened the batting with Josh Philippe (1), returned to the dressing room after scoring 34 (23) with the help of 6 fours. Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr, already the series’ top scorer, scored his 1st match off Finch.
That was the moment the match changed, with Australia losing their 3rd wicket in the 10th over for 95 runs as they chased the 200-run target. They finished the match at 183/9 – 16 runs short of the Windies’ target.
After winning the coin toss, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran opted to bat first. Opener Evin Lewis posted an impressive 79 (34), including 4 fours and 9 sixes. The men in brown finished with 199/8 in their 20 overs.
What a catch from Fabian Allen pic.twitter.com/w5F042PlSe
— William Mitchell (@news_mitchell) July 17, 2021
Might be the best catch I've ever seen #WIvAUS
— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) July 17, 2021
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) July 17, 2021
That Fabian Allen catch is going to be imprinted in my brain for days. #WIvAUS
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) July 17, 2021
Fabian Allen doing Fabian Allen things 😳🔥
— Hayley Matthews (@MyNameIs_Hayley) July 17, 2021
Fabian Allen stop that! 😲
— Shai Hope (@shaidhope) July 17, 2021