On the third day of the second match of the 3-match Test series between South Africa and Australia (Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test Match, 2022-23), Australia scored 575 runs for 8 wickets in the first innings, scoring South Africa’s score of 189 runs. Declared his innings by taking a lead of 386 runs from the innings.
In response to South Africa’s first innings, Australia’s opener David Warner hit an excellent double century in the first innings, facing 255 balls with the help of 16 fours and 2 sixes. Apart from him, wicketkeeper Alex Carey played a brilliant century of 111 runs in 149 balls with the help of 13 fours.
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Alex Carey sets new record
Australia Test team wicketkeeper Alex Carey scored 111 runs in 149 balls and set a new precedent in the history of Australian Test cricket. Significantly, this is Alex Carey’s first century in Test cricket. The history of international Test cricket confirms that he is the second Australian wicket-keeper to score a century at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Apart from this, he is also the first wicketkeeper of Australia to score a century in Boxing Day Test Match.
History tells that before Alex Carey, former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Rod Marsh had scored a century at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the Test match played against England in the year 1977, he scored 110 runs and was not out. Not only this, Alex Carey is also the first Australian wicketkeeper since 2013 to score a century in international Test cricket.