Team India is currently looking forward to building a lead over England’s first innings score on Day 2 of the ongoing Pink ball Test match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Day 1 of the ongoing match ended with team India trailing by 13 runs.
Day 2 of the ongoing Test match was resumed with Rohit Sharma and India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane for 99/3. Both the cricketers were soon dismissed trapped into a spin whirlpool with England’s Joe Root and Jack Leach bowling in tandem.
Rohit Sharma was dismissed after playing an amazing knock of 66 runs off 96 balls, smashing 11 fours. On the other hand, Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed after scoring 7 runs. Following their dismissal, the Indian batting line-up collapsed. Yes, despite taking a first innings lead, the Indian cricket team lost wickets in quick successions.
England’s Joe Root turned out to be the hero with the ball as he dismissed Rishabh Pant(1), Washington Sundar (0), Axar Patel (0) and R Ashwin(17). Eventually team India were bowled out at the end of the first session and they have a first innings lead of 33 runs.
Meanwhile, social media was soon flooded with interesting reactions to the collapse of the Indian batting line-up. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone took to their social media to express their thoughts on this. There were many who came up with hilarious memes and jokes on this.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
— Ananyaa🌻 (@ananyaa__17) February 25, 2021
Joe Root took wickets of Axar be like : pic.twitter.com/9kGEDZwRTZ
— Radian⚡R D 📖 (@imramdyal) February 25, 2021
Joe Root bowling like he's also bought by Mumbai Indians in auction. #INDvENG
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) February 25, 2021
when so called Test experts (Pujara, Rahane, kohli ) are struggling to score on one of the toughest pitches One man stood against all the odds and saved his team from collapse 🙌 Rohit 66(96)@ImRo45 – The saviour of Indian cricket pic.twitter.com/CdCxeFSPnh
— Bharath Rohit (@NTvodi_Fan) February 25, 2021
Kohli watches Rohit and Rahane go out to bat and decides to take a short nap.
— Kanav Bali (@Concussion_Sub) February 25, 2021
Jack Leach continues to give headaches to Indian batsman – he got Pujara, Kohli, Rahane – The backbone of Indian middle order.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 25, 2021
It’s an age-old batting adage: on rank tuners you’ve got to watch out for the ball that keeps straight. Leach’s picked Pujara, Virat, Rahane off the ones that didn’t turn but went on with the arm. Five English batsmen dismissed thus #INDvENG
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) February 25, 2021
If England could have asked for 3 wickets in the first hour it would be Sharma, Rahane and Pant! These two very capable though – bit of Leach and Root then Archer? #INDvENG
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) February 25, 2021
There's three things in life that's certain: Death, taxes and Rahane Failing after one good inning
— Nitin (@NitinMehlawat10) February 25, 2021
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) February 25, 2021
Batting today like
— Manish Shukla (@ManishS34685635) February 25, 2021
Ajinkya Rahane sent in to protect Ishant Sharma. #IndvEng
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) February 24, 2021
Meanwhile, the winnor of this match will take a 2-1 series lead with only one match left to play. The winner will also keep their chances of qualifying for the World Test Championship final alive.