SA v IND 2018: Twitter reacts to a surprisingly inept Indian batting performance and loss in first Test

India could only make 135 in their second innings, chasing 208 for victory.

Vernon Philander was the hero of the match for Proteas, picking 9 wickets in the match

South Africa defeated India in the first Test on Day 4 by 72 runs after rain affected 3rd day’s play. However the most drama in the match came on the 4th day itself, as both teams seemed to self destruct against some very good pace bowling performances.

First South Africa’s second innings was wrapped up by India in a quick manner, as the Proteas lost their last 8 wickets for 65 runs. Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah took 3 wickets each and capped the Proteas lead to 207 runs.

India needed just 208 runs to win and Proteas was missing Dale Steyn due to injury. However, Vernon Philander stepped up to take 6/44, as India collapsed like a stack of cards to lose all their wickets for 135 on board. Only R Ashwin (37) and Virat Kohli (28) saved face with the bat for India, as the swing and seam from South African pacers proved too much for the Indian batsmen to handle.

Twitter was amazed as 18 wickets fell in 64 overs on Day 4 of the Test and India lost a Test that they should have won. The fans and cricket fraternity showed surprise of Twitter, as South Africa went 1-0 up in the 3 match series.

Here are some tweets:



By Jatin Sharma - 09 Jan, 2018

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