Cricket fan s $100,000 catch (The West)
Michael Morton celebrates his catch. Pic: Getty Images

A New Zealand cricket fan is $NZ100,000 ($A93,850) better off today after taking a one-handed catch in the crowd.

Michael Morton won the cash after West Indies opener Kieran Powell smashed a six off Mitchell McClenaghan during today's one-day game in Hamilton, as part of a beer company's one-handed catching competition.

VIDEO: Fan takes one-handed catch

The West Indies, with centuries to Kirk Edwards and skipper Dwayne Bravo, gave themselves a fighting chance of squaring the series.

The tourists, down 2-1 going into the fifth and final match, posted a total of 4-363 after being sent in to bat in Hamilton on Wednesday.

Edwards finished unbeaten on 123, after he and Bravo (106) shared in a record 211-run partnership.

Their stand was the highest for any wicket by a West Indies pair in a one-dayer against New Zealand.

Edwards began sedately before moving up the gears.

His 108-ball knock included 12 fours and four sixes, and he brought up his maiden ODI ton with a boundary, although it was via a slightly lucky inside edge through fine leg.

Bravo got the second century of his 154 ODI-career before his entertaining innings came to end when he was caught at long-on from off-spinner Nathan McCullum (1-64).

Earlier, the West Indies were given a flying start by opener Kieran Powell, who had been left out of the previous game.

Powell was the dominant partner in an opening stand of 95 with Johnson Charles (31), contributing 73 runs in 44 balls.

He took 19 runs, including four boundaries, off one McClenaghan over with a variety of shots.

There was a drive off the back foot through cover, one off the front foot through mid-off, the lofted six over mid-wicket caught by the spectator and a flick through the vacant third man area.

Powell was undone when he misjudged a McCullum delivery while trying to sweep and was given out leg before.

However, replays showed he should have challenged the decision, with the delivery projected to have missed leg stump.

The run rate slowed after Powell’s departure, but Edwards and Bravo, who came together with their side at 3-143, consolidated before accelerating.

The West Australian

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