Twitterati react after the Spidercam was tangled with the sight screen

Twitterati react after the Spidercam was tangled with the sight screen

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Spidercam gets caught up on the sightscreen during day five of the First Test match between Australia and South Africa. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The Australia vs South Africa 1st Test at the WACA was all in the pocket of the visitors as they sent back eight of the Aussie batsmen back to the pavilion having earlier asked them to chase 538. Skipper Faf du Plessis now wanted to try different things and he handed over the ball once again to Temba Bavuma. But just as he was about to start his over, the 109th of Australia’s inning the Spidercam that busy grabbing images of the game from all the different angles while it was positioned near the sight screen it got caught up and tangled around.

It didn’t affect the game, as play went about without any hindrance, the technical team though had their problems to sort and were soon up fixing the web of the spidey and trying to get it back in action as the game was just about to be wrapped up and it the Spidercam had to come into play to roll all around the ground capturing the celebrations on the ground.

We were well aware it would be a tough day at office for the Australians as they started with Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Marsh while four of their batters had already dropped their weapons yesterday. Both the batsmen were up against Kagiso Rabada & Co. with the 21-year-old bowling in a great rhythm. They defied them early in the day and prevented any sort of early collapse as such.

Having added 50 runs in the partnership Marsh was trapped by Rabada, wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Nevill then played the perfect partner to Khawaja while the duo attempted to not just see through the overs but also scored runs. The Australian No. 3 who played really well was eventually dismissed just 3 short of a well deserved hundred. Nevill was still unbeaten while the last man Nathan Lyon fell and Australia lost the game by 177 runs.

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Here is how Twitterati reacted to the Spidercam tangle incident: