Australia thrashed South Africa by an innings and 182 runs in the Melbourne Test to clinch both the match and the series. Australia's fast bowlers wreaked havoc during the second Test. Meanwhile, an incident also took place during the match when Mitchell Starc looked very angry with the opposition batsman Theunis de Bruyn. Mitchell Starc also threatened the batsman for his actions.
The incident happened in the 10th over of Mitchell Starc. The pair of Temba Bavuma and De Bruyn were batting on the field. With South Africa having lost their first wicket, the hosts wanted to put pressure on them, but in the meantime, Bruyn was seen leaving the non-striker's crease too early to steal runs. As Starc warned de Bruyn, he could also be heard giving the batter a piece of his mind on the Stump mic. “Stay in the crease. It's not that hard. It's (the crease) there for a reason mate!” Starc said.
Watch the video here:
Starc said "Stay in the crease, it's not that hard".pic.twitter.com/UwYATAjCRZ— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) December 29, 2022
Australia's dominance in the second Test against the Proteas
It seemed as if Starc would show the way to the pavilion by commanding Bruin, but he did not do so. Significantly, this is not the first incident when Starc has warned a batsman for leaving his crease in the middle ground. Even before this, Stark has been seen making the batsmen feel guilty about their mistakes.
India’s veteran allrounder Ravichandran Ashwin has been in the headlines for the dismissal for a long time. He used the ‘Mankad’ to dismiss England star batter Jos Buttler in the 2019 Indian T20 League that had caused a similar outrage at the time.
Talking about this match, Australia dominated the entire match. The hosts bowled out South Africa for 189 in the first innings and 204 in the second. On the other hand, for Australia, David Warner scored 200, Alex Carey 111, Steve Smith, Travis Head, and Cameron Green scored 575 runs on the basis of half-centuries. The hosts have won the series 2-0. The last match of the series will be played on January 4.