The million-dollar Australian man Cameron Green claimed his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket as the hosts bowled out South Africa for 189 to take charge of the second Test on Boxing Day at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday, December 26.
Australian captain Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to bowl first. Green was the chief architect of Proteas’ destruction as South Africa bundled out for 189 in 68.4 overs. He first removed Theunis de Bryun for 13 runs just before lunch.
Later, he went on to break a 112-run stand between Kyle Verreynne and Marco Jansen, removing this duo plus Rabada in the span of seven deliveries. He dismissed Lungi Ngidi to claim his fifth wicket.
Earlier, the young Aussie all-rounder was bought by five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) for INR 17.5 crore in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in Kochi. With his all-around capabilities and age on his side, he would surely be an asset for any side be it in franchise cricket or international cricket.