Sussex defeated Hampshire by 6 runs in the Vitality T20 Blast 2023 game on June 16 at the County Ground in Hove. In the Sussex vs Hampshire game, Brad Currie took an absolute blinder to get rid of Benny Howell as cricket fans termed it as the Best Catch in Cricket History.
Brad Currie pulls off a contender for the Best Catch in Cricket History
Hampshire were chasing a tough target of 183 runs for victory against Sussex in the Vitality T20 Blast 2023 clash. They needed 23 runs from 11 balls while all-rounder Benny Howell was looking dangerous after scoring 25 from just 14 deliveries.
In the 19th over of Hampshire innings, pacer Tymal Mills bowled a full-length delivery around the leg stump channel which was swept brutally by Benny Howell and at once it looked like clearing the boundary. However, debutant Brad Currie had different plans.
Currie quickly covered the ground at the square leg position and made a full-length dive and grabbed an absolute stunner with his left hand to stun almost everyone on the field. “He’s … oh my goodness me. Did you ever … see anything like that?” reacted the commentator who was surprised with the brilliant effort.
Vitality blast shared the video of the blinder taken by Brad Currie on their official Twitter handle with the caption,“STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING. BRAD CURRIE HAS JUST TAKEN THE BEST CATCH OF ALL TIME.”
Talking about the game, Sussex batter Oliver Carter played a stellar knock of 64 runs off just 33 deliveries including 6 fours and 4 maximums. Skipper Ravi Bopara too scored a crucial 30 while Michael Burgess scored a 24-ball 26 as Sussex posted a competitive total of 183 runs on the scoreboard.
In response to the total, Hampshire got off to a terrible start as they lost skipper James Vince, Ben McDermott and Toby Albert for single-digit scores. Middle-order batters Liam Dawson and Joe Weatherley then settled down the Hampshire innings. Dawson scored 59 runs off 34 deliveries while Weatherley smashed 33 runs off 28 balls.
Hampshire were cruising towards the target as all-rounder Benny Howell was playing a brilliant knock but the catch taken by Brad Currie changed the complexion of the game. Currie took 3 wickets as well and conceded just 27 runs off his four-over spell and was named as the player of the match as Sussex defeated Hampshire by 6 runs.