Dean Jones takes a cheeky dig at the Indians, gets slammed on Twitter

Dean Jones takes a cheeky dig at the Indians, gets slammed on Twitter

The Australian batting was no match to the Indians as they failed to reach their target of 164 in the 21 overs that were assigned to them after rain decided to interfere.

Dean Jones
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones. (Photo by Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

The first match between India and Australia turned out to be a cracker of a contest despite being interrupted by rain. The encounter at the Chepauk lived up to all its hype and the action on the field was worth the time. The match was defined by some brilliant performances from Hardik Pandya, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Yuzvendra Chahal which saw the Indians take a 1-0 lead in the series.

The Indian top order found themselves in turmoil at a score of 87 for 5 as the Aussie bowling attack, led by Nathan Coulter-Nile, wrecked havoc in the line-up. However, legendary skipper MS Dhoni and youngster Hardik Pandya had other plans in mind as they started the revival act. Pandya went berserk with the bat and repeated his destructive knock in the ICC Champions Trophy final earlier this year.

The right-handed batsman hammered the likes of Adam Zampa and other Aussies for consecutive sixes as he rocketed to a score of 83 of just 66 balls. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was brilliant in providing support to Pandya and his fairytale run at the Chepauk continued in style. The three-time ICC event winning skipper’s knock was defined by extreme levels of maturity and sheer class. His innings of 79 run off 88 balls guided India to a respectable total of 281 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in their 50 designated overs.

The Australian batting was no match to the Indians as they failed to reach their target of 164 in the 21 overs that were assigned to them after rain decided to interfere. Steve Smith and his men could only manage 137 runs at the loss of 9 wickets handing Indians the advantage in the series.

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Former Aussie international Dean Jones took the moment to put a status on social media platform Twitter. the active commentator took a subtle dig at the Indians claiming that the Indians needed an assist from the rainfall to win the match. The cheeky comment did not go down well the Indian fans and they ended up slamming the retired Australian. Jones’ tweet read “So I see India needed a bit of rain to win that game. Ok … bring on Game 2.”

Fans trolled Jones by mentioning the fact that rains are always a plus point for the team batting second while some brought up the ‘brain fade’ saga to humiliate the Aussie. Here are all the tweets: