The Twitterati were out in full force, reacting to all the events that happened on Day 2 of the 1st Ashes match. Australia bowled England out for 302 but their top order crumbled quickly. However, thanks to Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh, who dug deep, Australia ended the day at a respectable 165/4.
After ending Day 1 with a score of 196/4, David Malan (56) and Moeen Ali (38) added 50 runs, before the former perished to bring an end to the 83-run stand. In the second innings, the Australian top order collapsed for 76/4 before Steve Smith (64*) and Shaun Marsh (44*) guided the hosts to 165/4.
Here are the funny tweets from the game:
Every Indian fan right now!
The India fan in me wants to watch the Nagpur test. The cricket fan in me keeps switching to the #Ashes.— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) November 24, 2017
The crowd at the Ashes never seizes to amaze! :P
The Aussie crowd:
The Barmy Army:
Australia got off to a great start today!
Great session for the Aussies taking 6 wickets !! England all out for 302 so hopefully Australia can get 400+ on a belter of a wicket, Surviving the 1st hour will be crucial #Ashes— Robert Hughes (@rhugh89) November 24, 2017
Good couple of hours for Australia, 6 quick wickets led by Lyon. 302 is an ok score on this deck. Maybe about 45-50 runs short for England. Let's see how the Aussies go later.#Ashes— Paul Persic (@Paul_Persic97) November 24, 2017
What a catch by Warner to dismiss Ball!
And the English say that the Aussies are not well mannered!
Rough start for the Aussies with their bat!
Experiment no 1 Bancroft gone.— Sumanth G K (@sumanthgowda186) November 24, 2017
And it does not end there!
Ashes: David Warner's odd dismissal as Australia struggle early on against England— Jonathan Johnson (@JJonny72) November 24, 2017
Usman Khawaja out to spin again, what a surprise— Billy Boyd (@BillyBoyd99) November 24, 2017
The pressure on Bancroft mounts!
Bancroft played at a ball that Renshaw has left 30,000 times.— steve_philp (@steve_philp) November 24, 2017
But I guess when the last time you batted in Australia and you scored 184 then you HAVE to be dropped. #Ashes
And boy was he right!
At 4 for 90 Ian Healy saying that Smith and Marsh can put England to the sword. #Ashes— Vincent Alvaro (@VincentAlvaro) November 24, 2017
Somethings never change! :)
'AUSTRALIA NEEDED SOMEONE TO STAND UP AND TODAYY IT'S STEVE SMITH' - Michael Slater at Perth 4 years ago. Not much has changed since then. #Ashes— Madras Madaya (@madrasmadaya) November 24, 2017
Every England fan right now!
How maddening are England? They fail to build on their ok opening day..6 wkts for 50..reduce Oz to 76-4..then let them back in. Oz now 165-4. Hope test does not end in tears.— Rob Mungavin (@robmungavin) November 24, 2017
I've already had enough of watching Steve Smith in this series. pic.twitter.com/aJXCoXtIAI— Matt (@M0_wen) November 24, 2017
The field setting for Marsh during the last over of the day!
Everyone who criticized CA for including Marsh in the Ashes Squad!