Reactions on Twitter: Alex Carey headlines Australia’s dominance over South Africa on Day 3 of Boxing Day Test

Alex Carey led Australia’s batting dominance on Day 3 of the ongoing Boxing Day Test against South Africa to keep the hosts in the driver’s seat. The wicketkeeper batter hit his first century in the longest format and took the Aussies to a huge total.

Carey formed a stunning 117-run partnership cameron green, who scored an unbeaten 51 despite a broken finger as the hosts declared their first innings at 575/8. Carey made 111 as Australia added 189 runs in 54 overs on an overcast day.

The tourists, who were down for just 189 in their first innings, started their second essay with a monumental 386 runs, but had another dreadful start. They’ve lost the captain Dan Elgar for a duck in the game’s seven overs before showers forced early stumps on Day 3 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Elgar continued his rough patch and donned gloves Pat Cummins down the leg side of the third ball he saw. The edge died on Carey, but replays showed the keeper took a clean catch to send Elgar back into the cabin without disturbing the scorers. Although, Australia could have done more damage when Cummins found Theunis de Bruyn‘s edge in his next over, but David Warnerpositioned at first slip failed to hold on and dropped the catch.

Earlier in the day, the Proteas came out with all their guns, taking three wickets in six balls as the pacesetter Anrich Nortjebeing hit by a spidercam on Day 2 sent shockwaves to the Aussie camp.

Nortje cleared the well-set Travis Head for 51, and Head’s dismissal brought Warner, who had retired with a cramp after reaching 200 on the second day. However, Warner was sent off on the very first ball Nortje encountered. Soon Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi got rid of Cummins and Nathan Lyonsbefore Carey and Green led Australia’s comeback.

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