Twitter Reactions: West Indies Bowlers rip apart India's top order before Ashwin saves the day

Twitter Reactions: West Indies Bowlers rip apart India’s top order before Ashwin saves the day

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Alzarri Joseph (L) of West Indies celebrates the dismissal of Virat Kohli. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Day 1 of the third Test at St Lucia saw a phenomenal bowling performance by the hosts followed by a scintillating fightback by Indian lower order to balance the day’s proceedings. Captain Jason Holder won the toss as West Indies elected to field first.

India made some surprising changes. While Jadeja came in for Mishra, Bhuvanesh walked in for Yadav. Rohit Sharma was accommodated in the batting lineup at the expense of Vijay and Mishra.

Dhawan got out early as Kohli came in at no.3 to everyone’s surprise. However, Joseph ended up amazing Kohli with sudden bounce that went straight to the first slip. Just when it seemed India were recovering well, KL Rahul threw away after scoring another brilliant fifty. Rohit Sharma disappointed on comeback while Rahane’s patience shattered soon as he got bowled.

It could be seen that the confidence of the West Indies team was mounting high especially after the kind of comeback they made in the second Test at Jamaice. Both Joseph and Roston had taken a couple of wickets and tightened the screws from their ends in the first two sessions.

Nevertheless, another reckless performance with the bat by Ashwin saved the day for India. He registered his 6th fifty as India closed the day at 234/5 from 126/5 without losing a single wicket in the final session. Saha supported him well at the other end with a gritty 46*.

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Twitter had various meltdowns and hilarious takedowns as the match progressed. While Rohit Sharma got trolled, Ashwin won accolades for his splendid batting. The Windies bowlers also found some support on Twitter if not from the empty stadium. Here are some of the Twitter reactions that took place during Day One of the third test