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VIDEO: Big Bash fan takes amazing crowd catch

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A member of the crowd stole the show at Wednesday’s Big Bash League clash between the Melbourne Renegades and the Perth Scorchers with a spectacular crowd catch.

Chris Gayle launched a huge hit into the fans at Etihad Stadium as part of the Renegades total of 4-170.

And one fan looked as if he would be more at home in the stadium during the winter, taking a catch that resembled the sort of flying marks more commonly seen by AFL stars Nic Naitanui, Jeremy Howe or Paul Puopolo.

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Flying across from rows deep, the man left a trail of destruction as he perched above unsuspecting spectators in front, before safely clinging on to the incredible catch.

Some fans seemed a little shocked and displeased at the pack-clearing grab, but, fortunately, nobody was injured.

Watch the catch below

The fan took time to celebrate as the match continued as the Scorchers completed a historic 10-wicket win on a night of dramatic highlights.

Michael Klinger (90 not out) and Shaun Marsh (76 not out) guided Perth to their big victory with an unbeaten 171-run partnership.

Earlier, Australia Twenty20 captain Aaron Finch hit 72, while Gayle added 41 for the Renegades.

But tidy bowling from Jason Behrendorff (2-14 off four overs) and Andrew Tye (1-25 off four overs) helped restrict the Renegades after their strong start.

And Perth proved far too good in the run chase, with the defending champions saluting with eight balls to spare.

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