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Cricket fans treated to spectacular Canberra sunset

Australia may have beaten New Zealand to claim a one-day cricket series victory on Tuesday night, but many spectators were more interested in the sunset at the ground.

The sunset cast brilliant shades of orange over Canberra's Manuka Oval. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The sunset cast brilliant shades of red and orange over Canberra's Manuka Oval.
The spectacle dominated discussion among fans, who seemed to briefly forget about the cricket. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The spectacle dominated discussion among fans, who seemed to briefly forget about the cricket.
Cricket fans in a stand at Manuka Oval observe the sunset. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption "Cricket a bit slow but Canberra sunset putting on a good show," tweeted one observer, Kristine Riethmiller.
Australian cricketer James Faulkner stands in the field beneath the brilliant sky. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Cricket Tasmania said: "How good is it to see @JamesFaulkner (pictured) back in Australian colours... the sunset is ok too we guess."
The light towers of Manuka Oval are lit up in front of the sunset. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Fan Narelle Johnston shared a similar sentiment: "Check out this sunset, oh and there is a good game of cricket going on too!"
Sunset over cricket ground Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption For anyone still interested in the sporting spectacle, Australia won the match by 116 runs.

Photos courtesy of Getty Images.

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