Injuries are part and parcel of any sport, and it is no different in cricket. While players do get hurt during the game, there are a few injuries that have occurred in the most unusual circumstances over the years. This time it is South Africa’s speedster Anrich Nortje, who got involved in a funny incident with the spider cam on the field. That video has now gone viral as fans found it very funny on social media platforms. However, he confirmed after the end of day 2 that he was fine.
On 26 December 2022, Australia took on South Africa in Melbourne for the second game of the ongoing three-match Test series. After winning the first game convincingly, the Aussies were looking to win this clash also to seal the series. Speaking of the match, Australia won the toss and asked the Proteas to bat first.
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Who said cricket isn’t a contact sport?— The Sage (@SarkySage) December 27, 2022
South African player Anrich Nortje hit by the aerial camera at the #BoxingDayTest
Meanwhile Warner has his century & Australia only two wickets down and 2 runs away from SA’s first innings total (Warner on 115 & Smith on 39) pic.twitter.com/ZafPYIJPue
Australia are on top in the second Test against South Africa
Every South African batter failed miserably again in this match as the proteas got bundled out for 189 runs. Kyle Verreynne scored 52 runs off 99 balls, including three fours. Along with him, Marco Jansen scored 59 runs off 136 balls, including 10 fours. For the Aussies, Cameron Green took five wickets for 27 runs in 10.4 overs. Along with him, Mitchell Starc took two wickets while Scott Boland and Nathan Lyon took one wicket each.
Coming in to bat in the 2nd innings, Australia had a bad start as they lost Usman Khawaja got out after scoring only 1 run. Marnus Labuschagne started well but he also departed on the score of 14 runs. But David Warner and Steve Smith refused to give their wickets as they stitched a 239 runs partnership for the 3rd wicket. Warner smashed a brilliant double century. However, Smith missed his chance to hit another ton.
With the help of Warner’s double hundred and Smith’s brilliant knock of 85 runs, the Kangaroos got the huge lead of 197 runs at the end of Day 2. They will look to extend the lead and put the proteas under pressure while the South African bowlers will look to get rid of the remaining Australian batters as soon as possible.