Just after the drinks break, Alex Carey hit Jansen for three runs to reach his first test century. However, shortly after the break, the all-rounder caught and bowled him for 111 runs, dismissing him.
“Around the MCG, tension grows, the slow hand claps… As Marco Jansen approaches the crease, he gains speed and passes through the crease.
To Carey… It is broad. He cuts… Before Carey gets a chance to celebrate, Green has already done so. The pride of South Australia, Alex Carey, a first-time Test 100… A centurion in Test cricket is Alex Carey.
On Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, Australian commentator Mark Howard and former South African bowler Morne Morkel were both in awe at Alex Carey’s first Test hundred.
Prior to Australia declaring their innings at 575 for eight on the third day of the second Test, South Africa’s chances of tying the series were all but over.