It was a rough for India today as they fought hard to set a target for 241 but towards the end of the day, play was stopped after the umpires decided it was a dangerous pitch to play on. The Twitterati went into a meltdown as they thought India might've lost an opportunity to win the game.
Brief scores : India 187 (Virat Kohli 54, Cheteshwar Pujara 50; Kagiso Rabada 3/39, Andile Phehlukwayo 2/25) & 247 (Ajinkya Rahane 48, Virat Kohli 41; Morne Morkel 3/47, Vernon Philander 3/61) lead South Africa 194 (Hashim Amla 61, Vernon Philander 35; Jasprit Bumrah 5/54; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/44) & 17/1 ( Dean Elgar 11*, Mohammed Shami 1/7) by 223 runs.Here are the tweets from the game:We all know the answer to that!
Three tests and two pitches have been termed as poor. Wondering the reaction if this happened in India.. #SAvIND— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) January 26, 2018
Rahane while batting...
If you listen carefully, and if the stump mics pick it up, you can hear Rahane mumble under his breath "I told you so" to the Indian thinktank. #SAvIND— Iyeronical (@LosingMotion) January 26, 2018
Virat Kohli played brilliantly on an unplayable pitch!
Virat Kohli is now the leading run-scorer for India in Tests as a captain, ahead of MS Dhoni.— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 26, 2018
Dhoni had a tally of 3454 runs in 60 Tests (96 inns). Virat surpassed him in only 35 Tests (57 inns).#SAvIND #INDvSA
Oh, so that's how you motivate Rahane! :P
Vijay: Rahane bat well please— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) January 26, 2018
Rahane: I can't do anything, pitch is completely messed up.
Vijay: Kal IPL auctions hai
Rahane: Bass ab dekh tu, TERA BHAI WARRIOR HAI!#SAvIND
Rahane be like...
Shouldn't have doubted him in the first place!
Coming to think of it...
Hardik Pandya + Use of brain while batting = Bhuvaneshwar Kumar— Silly Point 🏏 (@FarziCricketer) January 26, 2018
Out of form?— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) January 26, 2018
Ajinkya Rahane - Need Overseas Tests
Others - Play Sri Lanka#SAvIND
Tweet of the day!
Summary of last 2 tests.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 26, 2018
2nd Test: India drop Rahane & Bhuvi.
3rd Test: South Africa drop Rahane & Bhuvi.
What did you have for breakfast Shami? :P
Shami hitting 6s against Rabada with utter disdain. Established batsmen in Pavillion are laughing and crying at same time. #SAvIND— cricBC (@cricBC) January 26, 2018
Live scenes from the stadium!
And then came the meltdown!
Coming round the wicket and bouncing tail Enders on this wicket was acceptable to the umpires. Bouncing an opener is not.— if Shrikant,who can? (@HomerOpines) January 26, 2018
Bravo Elgar, BRAVO!
Prepare a pitch for home advantage, make the opponent play both innings, when the same pitch haunts you do all possible s**t to run away like cowards, chokers for a reason, cry babies 😭 #SAvIND @OfficialCSA @BCCI— Tamil (@tweettamizh) January 26, 2018