The ball slipped between the legs of Alex Carey and hit the helmet placed behind him.© Twitter
In a rare incident on Day 5 of the match, Australia were penalized 5 runs due to an error from Alex Carey.
In the 94th over of South Africa’s innings, Travis Head bowled a low delivery to Simon Harmer, which went between the legs of wicketkeeper Alex Carey and hit to the helmet lying behind him. As per the rules of cricket, South Africa were awarded with five penalty runs.
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This left Head and Carey utterly disappointed as the latter could be seen smiling in disbelief.
Talking about the match, South Africa batted out for a draw on the final day of the third Test in Sydney on Sunday, denying Australia a series clean sweep.
Australia entered the fifth day of the rain-ravaged Test requiring 14 wickets for victory, but the Proteas comfortably saw off the threat to earn a first draw in their last 47 Tests going back to 2017. The teams shook hands with five overs left and South Africa at 106 for two in their second innings with Sarel Erwee unbeaten on 42 and Temba Bavuma on 17.
(With AFP Inputs)
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