Australia bowler Steve O’Keefe bagged six wickets to script India’s worst collapse in the past two decades. From 95 for three to 105 all out, Australian spinners O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon ripped through Indian batting line-up in about 40 minutes to take seven wickets and leave them in a complete devastating situation.
Happen to bat on a broken, exhausted looking track on day two, India didn’t start well either, as they lost three wickets by lunch. Just when KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane were looking to get their feet jammed, the spin attack did the business for the visitors.
Looking at the records, this is India’s worst ever fall down in history. Last time they lost seven wickets in a hurry, the managed 18 runs in Christchurch in 1989-90.
Twitter, however, couldn’t swallow this pill and bashed out on the Indian batting line-up completely. Here are few of the tweets.
— Virender Sehwag (@VirenderSehweg) February 24, 2017
— cricketnext (@cricketnext) February 24, 2017
Well bowled Steve O’Keefe, quality spell. #INDvAUS
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) February 24, 2017
Top performance from Steve O’Keefe. The pitch might be an ally but still need to bowl well on it.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 24, 2017
Gone in 38 minutes. #INDvAUS
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 24, 2017
Is this a TEST MATCH ? Whosoever wins venue needs to be banned
— Makarand Waingankar (@wmakarand) February 24, 2017
There are difficult pitches to bat on, this one is unplayable.
— Gunner (@Nicks103) February 24, 2017
Declare at 0/0 and finish this match today itself.
— Naveen (@MainBhiNaAmo) February 24, 2017
Crowd chants “jeetega bhai jeetega”
elderly guy responds “tumhare chillaane se india nahi jeetegea”
Is this the proper Sadashiv peth jibe?
— North Stand-Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) February 24, 2017
It’s only a shit pitch if your side is getting towelled up on it. #IndvAus
— Dennis O’6fer (@DennisCricket_) February 24, 2017
Ha Ha 😂😂 Australia following India followed Congress, today’s. #IndvAus
Lagta pitch men hi kuch gadbad hai 😏
— Arnab Goswami (@RealArnabG) February 24, 2017