Players from South Africa and Australia took to the field with black stripes, find out what the reason is

On the first day of the first Test match played between Australia and South Africa, players from both countries were seen wearing black armbands. Players from both countries were also seen observing a minute’s silence before kick-off. Now, the reason behind this has come to light and that is that players from both teams were paying tribute to the Queensland Police. Recently, two members of the Queensland Police and a civilian were killed in a shootout.

The incident of this shooting in a town about three hours from Brisbane rocked Australia. Matthew Arnold, 26, and Rachel McRae, 29, of Queensland Police, were killed in the incident. The silence kept before the start of the game was remembered and afterwards the players expressed their thanks to the police in the packed stadium.

The South African team, coming out to bat first, got off to a very poor start and in the first innings the whole team was down to 152 runs. For the visiting team, batsman Kyle Vereen contributed a game-high 64 runs. Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon took three wickets each for Australia. In response, Australia have hit well in the first innings.

At the end of the day’s play, the hosts have scored 145 runs with the loss of five wickets and are just seven runs behind South Africa. Australia also lost three wickets for 27 runs, but Travis Head is playing a brilliant innings. Head has played a fast innings of 78 runs off 77 balls and is currently in the crease.

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