Twitterati had a field day as on the first Day of the third Test between India and Australia in Ranchi. India had a brilliant start to the game as they dismissed Warner, Renshaw, and Marsh for just 89. But a 159-run partnership between Steve Smith and Maxwell has put Australia in the driving seat.
Despite losing three wickets in the first session of the day, Australia managed to make up for it through the strong defiant partnership between Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell that helped Australia finish the day at 299/4. On his way to his hundred, Smith also crossed 5,000 runs in his Test career.
Smith at it again? :P
Finally, we got one right!
What a day to be alive. India using DRS perfectly.— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) March 16, 2017
Dhoni Review System for a reason! :P
India has got DRS right this morning. Playing at Dhoni's home certainly has its advantages. #IndvAus— cricBC (@cricBC) March 16, 2017
India's first successful review after 9 attempts while fielding in this series and You can't go wrong because its Land of Dhoni...— Sarcastic Dude (@Sarcasticdudee) March 16, 2017
After David Warner gave a catch to the bowler when a full-toss was bowled!
Australian Media are you listening? :P
Condemning a pitch before a ball has been bowled is like sentencing a person before a hearing.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 16, 2017
Ashwin - the nightmare of Australian batsmen! :P
Maxwell has the "Wtf is Ashwin planning here ?" look all over his face.— Fake Mitch Johnson (@NotMitchJohnson) March 16, 2017
Jokes apart, what an innings by the Aussie captain!
Steven Smith completes 5000 Test runs:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) March 16, 2017
- Joint 7th-fastest in terms of inns (97)
- 3rd fastest in terms of matches (53)#Indv
And then this happened!
The nation wants to know! :P
Which ball was saha chasing?#INDvsAUS— Akshat Goyal (@goyalakshat28) March 16, 2017
This is what one of India's finest fielder had to say about Saha's catch!
The fun continues. Was really funny from Saha.#IndvsAus— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 16, 2017
Let the Saha trolls rip!
Another amazing feat by Steve Smith!
Steve Smith now six centuries in his last seven Tests v India #INDvAUS— Glenn Mitchell (@MitchellGlenn) March 16, 2017