At the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia will face South Africa in the second Test of the three-match series. Australia won the first Test in just two days, and this matchup is the second of three in the series.
After making the decision to bowl first, the hosts were able to exert their dominance over the proceedings during the first session of Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test. They were successful in dismantling the batting lineup of the Proteas and taking four early wickets.
Mitchell Starc was responsible for two wickets, and both Scott Boland and Cameron Green grabbed one for themselves. Marnus Labuschagne, on the other hand, stole the show after making a spectacular catch that led to the dismissal of Khaya Zondo.
Zonda, who was attempting to steal a boundary on the off-side, was struck by a ferocious delivery that was bowled by Mitchell Starc in the 29th over of South Africa’s innings. On the other hand, Labuschagne executed a spectacular dive to his left and made a sensational catch to eliminate Zonda.
Fans were left speechless after witnessing Labuschagne’s spectacular catch, and many of them turned to Twitter to share their reactions and reactions.
One of the player’s supporters tweeted, “What a catch taken by Marnus Labuschagne – This is great.”
Not only did Labuschagne make this wonderful catch, but he also struck a direct hit that ran out the Proteas skipper Dean Elgar on 26.
On the first day of the second Test between Australia and South Africa, which took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday, Australia gained control of the match by taking two wickets just before lunch, leaving the tourists reeling at 58-4.
On a hostile and green Gabba track in Brisbane last week, the first of three Tests between the two teams was won by the hosts by six wickets inside of two days.
Even though the MCG track was less favourable for bowlers, Australian captain Pat Cummins made the unusual decision to field at a venue that is traditionally reserved for the toss-winning team batting first.