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Twitter Reactions: India register an astounding one sided victory over the Protewas, lead series 2 nil

Rohit Sharma was trolled for his inconsistency in the South African tour so far while the others were lauded.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates a wicket with teammates. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In a pure one-sided encounter in Centurion, the visitors managed to produce a sensational all-round performance. With another splendid victory, India now lead the series 2-0. The match would’ve been through without a break if lunch wasn’t called on when Indians needed just two runs. The Indian skipper, as well as the South African players, weren’t pleased but the umpires stuck to the rules. Nevertheless, India won the game by 9 wickets.

Aiden Markram who was leading the side in only his third ODI didn’t have a memorable outing. Batting first, South Africa had a decent start as Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock looked pretty stable in the middle. They put up 39 runs for the first wicket before Amla edged one from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. However, as soon as the wrist spinners were introduced, it triggered a collapse.

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The South Africans lost three wickets in a space of six balls. JP Duminy and debutant Khaya Zondo then tried to rescue the Proteas but failed to last long. The tailenders were dismissed in time as the hosts were wrapped up for 118 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal recorded his career-best figures of 5/22. Kuldeep Yadav also got three wickets and the spin twin shared 8 wickets having bowled 14.2 overs.

As for India, Rohit Sharma continued his poor run in South Africa, the vice-captain was dismissed for 15 while Shikhar Dhawan scored a half century. However, there were no further casualties as both Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli ensured they took India across the finish line. India won the game by 9 wickets with almost 30 overs to spare.

Twitter was completely astonished following the dominating performance by India. While the South African fans pitied their team’s performance in ABD and Faf’s absence, the Indian fans lauded the wrist spinners. Rohit Sharma was trolled for his inconsistency on the South African tour so far.

Here is how Twitterati saw the turn of event in their eyes:

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