Cricket fan wins trip to Australia at England v Pakistan courtesy of Foster's

5th September 2016

A lucky cricket fan has bagged himself and a mate an all-expenses paid trip to Australia, thanks to Foster’s lager and an outstanding one-handed catch at Sunday’s Royal London One Day International between England v Pakistan in Cardiff.

Mateen Sharif, 27 from Birmingham, was in the Foster’s Grandstand when Pakistan player, Sarfraz Ahmed hit a six.  With the ball coming straight towards him, Mateen managed to position himself to pluck the ball from the air in a spectacular one-handed catch, as his mates made sure he didn’t lose his balance.

The catch meant he won the Foster’s #Catcha6 promotion, and now he and a mate will be jetting off to the Aussie lager’s birthplace.

Mateen says: “I am buzzing! I saw the ball coming straight towards me and I just went for it – I didn’t have time to think!  I got a high five from Ben Stokes, which is pretty amazing, then he wanted the ball back, I completely forgot the game was still going on. Too excited! And to win a holiday to Australia is immense - thanks Foster’s!”

Ify Dozie, from Foster’s says: “Huge congratulations to Mateen – that was true Foster’s spirit on show right there!  And if this has inspired cricket fans, there are still chances to win – if a catch is made in the Foster’s Party Stand at this Wednesday’s final Pakistan tour match in Manchester, someone else could also find themselves jetting off down-under!”

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