India Not Only Won the Match, But Also Twitterati’s Hearts
India bowled out South Africa for 177 runs in their second innings on fourth and penultimate day to claim a consolatory 63-run win in the third and final Test in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Chasing 241 on a difficult pitch to bat, the hosts were going strong after Dean Elgar (86 not out) and Hashim Amla (52) put up an 119-run second-wicket stand before they were separated a few overs before Tea.
Since that dismissal of Amla, South Africa lost eight wickets for 53 runs even though Elgar carried his bat through at the New Wanderers Stadium. Apart from the duo, only Vernon Philander (10) managed to reach a two-digit score, as South Africa could not win the series 3-0.
Seamer Mohammed Shami wiped away the South African tail-ender to finish with figures of 5/28, while Jasprit Bumrah (2/31) and Ishant Sharma (2/57) picked up two wickets each.
They bowled well even when Elgar and Amla were resolute and batted with patience as the hosts resumed the day's play at 17/1 after the match officials overnight decided to continue with the match which was suspended before scheduled close as the condition of the pitch was discussed on Friday.
Here a look at how Twitterati reacted to India's only third Test win in South Africa.
Netizens not only cheered team India’s victory but also shared an impressive amount of match trivia.
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