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Twitter Reactions: Kyle Abbott rips Aussies apart as South Africa clinch series

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Steve Smith of Australia and Faf du Plessis of South Africa shake hands after day four of the Second Test match between Australia and South Africa at Blundstone Arena on November 15, 2016 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Steve Smith of Australia and Faf du Plessis of South Africa shake hands after day four of the Second Test match. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Kyle Abbott claimed some phenomenal figures of 6/77 as the visiting South Africa team clinched a win against their hosts Australia in the second Test at Hobart. This was phenomenal in the sense that the Aussies lost eight wickets in the one and a half sessions played on the day.

What’s worse is the simple fact that the Aussies under Steve Smith are in a bit of a rut at the moment. In Smith’s first 11 Test matches, he had won 7 and lost none. This had also seen the Australians move up the World Rankings into the top spot.

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However, in the last five matches, Smith has lost all five, something that has seen his side plummet to an all time low in the rankings, something that is totally unprecedented and also something the Australians are not completely used to so to speak.

The final day’s play ensured that the Australians were on the receiving end of the yardstick when Kyle Abbot began to run riot. The slip cordon was a very profitable place for catchers as most of the wickets fell to the pacers. Even Steve Smith could not ply his heroics to the fore as the South Africans completed an innings win, thus sealing a well-deserved series win.

Also read – AUS v SA, 2nd Test Review: Rabada and Abbott rip through hapless Australia

That said, here are some of the best tweets following the conclusion of the match.

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