Twitter Reactions: Jasprit Bumrah’s five-wicket haul restricts the Proteas to 194; India lead by 42

There was appreciation for Hashim Amla on Twitter for his brilliance with the bat while the Indian bowlers were lauded for their effort as well.

Jasprit Bumrah wicket
Jasprit Bumrah celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Day Two of the third Test match at the Wanderers witnessed a spectacular turnaround enforced by Team India after being 2-nil down in the series. Having been bundled for a total of 187 in the first innings, the Indian bowlers led by Jasprit Bumrah staged a fantastic fight back to restrict the Proteas to 194 runs.

Alongside Hashim Amla, two of their bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander displayed their prowess with the bat and contributed invaluable runs for the team. None of the other batsmen even managed to cross double figures. While Dean Elgar was dismissed early, Rabada and Amla put up a 64-run partnership for the third wicket this morning.


After irritating the Indian bowlers for a while, Rabada finally got out. Soon Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled AB de Villiers, his middle stump was knocked off the ground. Skipper Faf du Plessis shoulder armed a delivery trusting the bounce on the surface but he misread the ball and it hit the top of his stumps. The Proteas were then left reeling at 107/5.

Amla, at the other end, smashed his 27th Test fifty. He singlehandedly led South Africa’s cause in the second session as the rest of the batting lineup fell flat. Once he got out it was only a matter of time before the tail got cleared. Amidst, Philander’s 35 was crucial for the Proteas as it didn’t just clear up the deficit but got them a lead.

The South Africans were all out for a total of 194 runs, seven runs ahead of India. Jasprit Bumrah was the pick amongst the Indian bowlers as he got a five-wicket haul. Bhuvneshwar who was dropped in the last game got three wickets.

As India came out to bat, it was a surprise to watch Parthiv Patel walking out with Murali Vijay to initiate the innings. While he began steadily, his stay at the crease wasn’t long and he was dismissed courtesy a brilliant catch diving forward by Aiden Markram. There were no further casualties as India were 49/1 at stumps on day two with KL Rahul and Vijay at the crease.

There was appreciation for Hashim Amla on Twitter for his brilliance with the bat. Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were also lauded for bowling well. Mohammed Shami got trolled for his inconsistent lines. Parthiv’s day oscillated from doing well with the gloves to getting out cheaply again.

Here we present to you some of the most amazing Twitter reactions during the course of the day: