There was hardly an hour of play on day 5 of the fourth Test as Ravichandran Ashwin bagged yet another fifer at the Wankhede and Twitter warmed up on the day by praising the all-rounder. With England losing the match faster than expected, the Twitterati were ready with their lines to troll them.
With four wickets remaining to win the fourth Test on the final day, India’s spinners wrapped up England’s second innings in the first hour to win by an innings and 36 runs in Mumbai. Ravichandran Ashwin took his second five-wicket haul of the match as India sealed a 3-0 series win. After the England top-order faltered on the fourth day and the overnight score reading 182/6, the visitors' resistance was brief.
With the wicket completely aiding the spinners now, Ashwin made sure that Jonny Bairstow's little fightback did not stretch too long, dismissing him in the third over of the day. The off-spinner trapped Bairstow in front with a squared-up delivery. Despite Bairstow opting for a review, it was clear that the delivery was hitting the off-stump and he had to walk back. Four runs later, Ashwin conjured up a perfect
Here are the best Twitter reactions from Day 5:
Ravichandran Ashwin and
And he finishes it off pretty quickly!
Ashwin eats 5 wickets as breakfast #IndvsEng #genius#— BC House (@amit12_tweet) December 12, 2016
Erm...could we classify that as batting?
Worst defeat of England since 1947. #IndvsEng— Dead Mau5hi (@AdvancedMaushi) December 12, 2016
Time for some puns!
Couldn't agree more!
The only real contest in this series has been between Ashwin and Jadeja in picking up the key wickets. #INDvENG— cricBC (@cricBC) December 12, 2016
And BTW Happy Birthday
Athithi Devo Bhava!