Watch: Anrich Nortje knocked over by Spider Cam in MCG Test

The Australian team took a commanding position in the ongoing second Test of the series. David Warner and Steve Smith’s were dominating SA’s bowling unit with their partnership. However, things got from bad to worse for the visitors. Speedster Anrich Nortje was knocked over by Fox Sports’ ‘Flying Fox’ camera during the post-lunch session on Day 2.

South Africa’s Anrich Nortje dished out a fiery spell of fast bowling in the second session. Making life uncomfortable for David Warner and Steve Smith by clocking over 150kmph on a regular basis. Although he was not successful in dismissing either of the batters. He received a pat on the back, sort of, from the hovering camera at the venue.

The incident took place after the 47th over of the Australian innings. Nortje was meandering towards his fielding position in the backward square region only to be knocked over by the fast-moving camera. The Protean pacer was checked upon by medical staff on-field to determine if he was concussed or injured in the incident. Thankfully he did not sustain any serious injuries in the mishap as the camera hit him on his back.

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The commentators were concerned about the incident and reckoned things like these should not be happening on the field. All this while the duo of Warner and Smith piled the misery on the hosts as the southpaw went on to register a combative ton in his 100th Test appearance for the Aussies. The veteran opener also breached the 8000-run mark in red-ball cricket during his innings.