Twitteratis were not silent as the umpires forgot to award India 5 runs for Chandimal's "fake fielding" during India's innings. Virat Kohli was also left fuming after the completely ignored Chandimal's antics on the field. India still ended up scoring 172, thanks to Mohammed Shami's cameo.
Brief scores: India 172/10 (Cheteshwar Pujara 52, Wriddhiman Saha 29; Suranga Lakmal 4/26, Dilruwan Perera 2/19) lead Sri Lanka 165/4 (Angelo Mathews 52, Lahiru Thirimanne 51; Umesh Yadav 2/50, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/49) by 7 runs.
Here are the funny tweets from Day 3:
Did the umpires forget about the new rule changes?
And this was the skipper's reaction to Chandimal's "fake fielding"
What was the umpire even doing?
Although fake fielding rule is stupid but since it's a rule, India must have got 5 extra runs. That was poor umpiring as they didn't see what Chandimal did in real time. #INDvSL— Akshay VK18 Sharma (@akshaypasu) November 18, 2017
The bitter truth!
Mohammed Shami scored more runs than Rahul, Dhawan, Kohli, Rahane and Ashwin put together. #INDvSL— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) November 18, 2017
Brilliant effort by the Indian tail!
79/6 to 172. Considering the conditions Indian tail has scripted a stellar comeback. #IndvSL— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 18, 2017
India all out for 172. Don't think we saw that coming when Ashwin came out to bat at a score of 30. How they bowl should decide this game.— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) November 18, 2017
It's been a treat to watch Bhuvi bowl today!
Hats off to the crowd in Eden Gardens!
Eden Gardens' crowd is singing birthday song for SL skipper Chandimal, who turns 28 today. This shows a true sports fan spirit. Happy Birthday skipper, please dont score runs today.#INDvSL— Aadi (@ImAaadi) November 18, 2017
When Shami limped off the field due
Virat Kohli is bowling in Tests 😂😂😂#INDvSL— Tabrez Shaikh (@its_tabrez_4u) November 18, 2017
Bad light strikes again!
Its just 4pm afternoon in Kolkata and its bad light stumps Day 3. Looks more like Gotham city. 😒 🦇#IndvsSL— Gökçe Öngel (@gRvHunT3Rx) November 18, 2017