Twitter Reactions: Australia post a mammoth total of 334/5 riding on Warner and Finch’s exploits
Right from lauding Warner to trolling Umesh Yadav, right from lauding Finch to trolling Axar Patel.
Published - Sep 28, 2017 10:43 pm | Updated - Sep 28, 2017 10:44 pm
In what was a stupendous batting performance by Australia, they finally managed to cross the 300-run mark for the first time in the series. With a total of 334/5 on the board, this game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium now promises to be a thrilling contest between the two sides.
Earlier in the day, it was skipper Steve Smith who won the toss as Australia elected to bat first. The visitors made two changes as they had Matthew Wade and Adam Zampa back into the playing XI. India on the other hand, rested the trio of Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Axar Patel were brought in.
Australia had a magnificent start to their innings. David Warner and Aaron Finch put up a staggering partnership of 231 runs for the first wicket. The Indian bowlers, on the other hand, failed to make a difference as both the batsmen literally toyed with them. While David Warner played a stupendous inning of 124 runs from just 119 balls, Aaron Finch missed out on a second consecutive century as he got out on 94.
There was a little bit a panic in the middle as Warner’s wicket was followed by quick dismissals of Finch and captain Steve Smith as the Australians were reduced to 236/3. However, Peter Handscomb’s timely knock of 43(30) in the end took Australia post the 300 run mark. Marcus Stoinis also played a good cameo in the end. As for the Indian bowlers, Umesh Yadav got four wickets but was a bit expensive. Kedhar Jadhav also managed to get a wicket. The spinner, as well as the likes of Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya, went wicketless.
Twitter kept everyone entertained throughout the innings. Right from lauding Warner to trolling Umesh Yadav, right from lauding Finch to trolling Axar Patel.
Here are some of the amazing Twitter reactions that emerged during the course of the innings:
Twist in the tale, from this platform will the kangaroos fail? Waaah waaahh ???? #IndvAus
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) September 28, 2017
100th ODI Wicket for Umesh Yadav
Steve Smith: C Kohli B Umesh
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) September 28, 2017
Cricinfo to not recognize cricketers as a "batsman" who got dismissed by Kedar Jadhav. #INDvAUS
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) September 28, 2017
Interesting phase of the game both Head & Handscomb in need of runs but team requires minimum 8-10 per over in last 10 overs! #INDvAUS
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) September 28, 2017
Australians looks like scoring a double century for Sharma and a century each for Kohli and Pandya #IndvAus
— cricBC (@cricBC) September 28, 2017
— Paul Dennett (@the_summer_game) September 28, 2017
Especially on such flat decks, he can can make it really big in the slog overs. #IndvAus
— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) September 28, 2017
Australia lost their way again, didn’t they? I was assuming 360 odd.
— Tareque Laskar (@tarequelaskar) September 28, 2017
— Manya (@CSKian716) September 28, 2017
Unlike other games, having specialist batsmen helped stall the collapse.
— Fake Mitch Johnson (@NotMitchJohnson) September 28, 2017
Handscomb has done well. Should be a regular in side.
— Sahil Mehan (@mehansahil) September 28, 2017
Australia have got the strong finish they wanted. Having said that, they looked good for 360 at one point. 334 not easy but gettable.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 28, 2017
How did we go from 0-200 odd to not being able to hit a ball off the square? #AUSvIND
— Alex Thanopoulos (@AlexThano) September 28, 2017
Aussies giving Kohli what he loves. Chasing. Wishing India gives Aussies what the Aussies used to love, Whitewash !#INDvAUS
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 28, 2017
No Indian bowler is better than Bhuvi is controlling runs. Umesh, Shami have given much runs for no wicket.#INDvAUS
— Jaanvi ? (@ThatCricketGirl) September 28, 2017
In ODIs Bhubaneshwar-Bumrah is the best combination. #INDvAUS
— Anubhab ⚡ (@ImAnubhab45) September 28, 2017
Umesh Yadav has four wickets in his comeback game. Handscomb's off stump goes cartwheeling. 319/5 #INDvAUS
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) September 28, 2017
Six overs left, Australian batsmen in the middle were caught saying "God pls no Kedar Jadhav" in the stump mic. #INDvAUS
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) September 28, 2017
— Jagjit (@COMMANMANOFUPA) September 28, 2017
Dhoni misses out stumping chance.
Umesh Yadav taking wickets.
It's time to leave the world.#INDvsAUS
— Mukesh D. Ambani (@swagcasm) September 28, 2017
Little cameo from Stoinis and Aussies reach 334/5 .. Hope that's a good score to defend.. Game on for a chase.. #INDvsAUS
— Balaji.DV (@Balaji_DV_) September 28, 2017
A brilliant start by Warner & Finch and an equally strong finish by Handscomb & Stonis, the Aussies are fighting back and how !!! #IndvsAus
— Sheethal Ravindran (@sheethur) September 28, 2017
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 28, 2017