The second day of the second Test match between Australia and South Africa was an eventful one. While David Warner scored a double century in his 100th Test, Steve Smith fell short of another Test century. Anrich Nortje got hit by the spider cam while Cameron Green walked off the field after getting retired hurt. Meanwhile, Kagiso Rabada hogged the limelight for recreating Merv Hughes’ iconic series of stretches while fielding at fine leg in front of Bay 13.
In the 82nd over of Australia’s innings, while Marco Jansen was bowling, Kagiso Rabada was stationed at fine leg. With South Africa suffering due to the scorching heat and some belting from the Australian batters, Rabada decided to have some fun with the crowd. Although the pacer may argue that he was next in line to ball, it was more on purpose from Rabada.
The pacer started stretching right in front of the crowd and he was well aware that he was being imitated by the people behind him. Rabada had a wide smile on his face throughout the exercise.
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Coming to Australia’s first innings till now, the hosts have put themselves in a commanding position. After bowling out South Africa for 189, Australia have put 386/3 in their first innings so far. David Warner starred for the host team as the southpaw made his 100th Test match extra special by scoring a double century. The opening batter played at a brisk rate as he scored 200 runs off 254 deliveries. Although he got retired hurt soon after that, Warner had put Australia way ahead.
Steve Smith also played a handy knock as the star batter scored 85 runs off 161 deliveries before getting out. Warner and Smith put together 239 runs for the third wicket before Travis Head joined Smith in the middle. After Smith got out and Cameron Green got retired hurt, Alex Carey joined Head in the middle and the two batters have put together 23 runs so far