The crowd on Day 2 of the boxing day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was seen imitating South African pacer, Kagiso Rabada when he was doing some stretching at the boundary rope. The incident took place on Day 2 of the ongoing Test between Australia and South Africa.
Rabada warmed up before another burst during the final session of the day, and the crowd imitated him by doing the same. It replicated the events of former Aussie speedster Merv Hughes and England all-rounder Ronnie Irani as the spectators did the same during their playing days.
The gruelling Test match for the visitors had a light-hearted moment when the crowd was following the pacers. Here’s the video of it:
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Kagiso Rabada has come off poorly in the current Boxing Day Test following a fiery effort in the first Test in Brisbane. Despite cheaply getting rid of Usman Khawaja, Rabada currently has stats of 18-1-94-1.
David Warner’s double century put Australia on top vs South Africa
Meanwhile, with Travis Head and Alex Carey at the crease, Australia climbed to a position of strength on Day 2, leading by 197 runs. Nevertheless, David Warner‘s historic double hundred, which made him only the second player after former England captain Joe Root to do so in his 100th Test, was the day’s high point.
He had to leave the game injured because of the intense heat at the MCG, but not before he and Steve Smith had added 239 to give Australia the lead. However, Mitchell Starc’s projected absence from the last Test due to a finger injury has made Australia’s injury problems worse. Additionally, Cameron Green suffered a finger injury during batting, requiring him to retire hurt.
Smith was fired by Anrich Nortje, and Marnus Labuschagne was ejected. The Proteas were reduced to 189 on the first day of the second Test when Green claimed his first wicket in the longest format. After Dean Elgar and Sarel Erwee got off to a pretty calm start, the visitors fell to 67-5.