Bizarre Video Shows Proteas Player Anrich Nortje Get Hit by Spidercam

Bizarre Video Shows Proteas Player Anrich Nortje Get Hit by Spidercam

  • If there ever was an epitome of insult being added to injury, the Melbourne Cricket Ground was the place to be
  • Proteas fast bowler Anrich Nortje was struck by a Spidercam while fielding during a tough day two of the Test match
  • This came as the South Africans were being put to the sharp sword of their Australian hosts

Anrich Nortje's misfortune epitomized South Africa's ongoing disaster three-Test match tour of Australia.

A video showed him being hit on the head by the Spidercam while changing fielding positions on the second day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Anrich Nortje was the unwitting victim of a runaway Spidercam at the MCG. Image source: WWOS.
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According to The South African, the fancy camera was flying across the field at head height, before hitting the fiery fast bowler. The crowd could be heard reacting in shock while a dazed Nortje got off the ground in surprise.

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The Proteas were once again staring down the barrel as the hosts punished them mercilessly. The Baggy Green reached 386-3 at the close of play, with David Warner having retired hurt on 200 not out as the leading run scorer in their first innings.

South Africa's terrible batting performances in 2022 continued in their first innings, collapsing to a disappointing 189 all out on the afternoon of the first day. Australia is currently 197 runs ahead, and will look to pile on the runs quickly tomorrow in ensuring what looks like will be an innings victory considering the poor state of the Proteas' batting lately.

Proteas bowler Duanne Olivier struck in the face trying to catch ball

Wherever he is, Duanne Olivier is nursing a bruised face.

The DP World Lions star bowler was struck in the face by a ball during his team's encounter against the Six Gun Grill Western Province at Newlands Cricket Stadium.

Province batsmen Daniel Smith skied a Tladi Bokako ball sky-high, with Olivier positioning himself to take what appeared to be a difficult catch with the ball likely to be lost in the midday sun. Typically, it did, with a flustered Oliver being hit on the side of the forehead.

Source: Sports Brief News