The second Test between Australia and South Africa in Melbourne has been an eventful one so far, with Proteas pacer Anrich Nortje being knocked out by a speeding spider camera on the second day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Tuesday. However, according to ESPNcricinfo, Cricket Australia’s host-television broadcaster Fox Sports has apologized to Anrich Nortje. Nortje confirmed after the day’s play that he was fine despite a left shoulder and elbow injury. CA said that Fox Sports has accepted that it was operator error.
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“To be honest I didn’t know what to expect. So far so good. It just knocked [left] shoulder and [left] elbow. There is some pain in the elbow but it doesn’t seem to be okay. I’ll just monitor it and see how it goes [doctor]Nortje said as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
After getting hit, he was able to bowl at a brisk pace. He was in the outfield shortly after lunch when he was captured by a mobile camera zipping to the ground at head height.
“I saw the cable and then I turned or shook my head and then I saw the camera, but I was a little late. It was pretty quick. It didn’t really change my mindset or anything. I tried to stay focused I guess is that the one thing we’ve talked about before is how little it is and it probably shouldn’t be until [it needs to be] For some interview or something. But I don’t think it should travel at head height. This is just my opinion. and then to marco [Jansen] Also, they should keep in mind that [for his height],” he adds.
Coming into the match, Warner’s double century took Australia to 386/3 against South Africa and put them in command at the end of the second day of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.
David Warner’s brilliant day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) came to an unexpected end as he retired hurt after suffering hamstring cramps during his double century celebrations. The Proteas fell to the bowlers in hot weather conditions at the southeast MCG after suffering as he broke records on the way to his knock of 200*.