2017 ICC Champions Trophy – Twitter Reacts As South Africa Thrash Sri Lanka
On a bright sunny day in London, fans anticipated a decent clash between Sri Lanka and South Africa in the opening game of Group B. However, as the day went on, it got simply worse for the Sri Lankan outfit, as the chase derailed against the sheer accuracy and guile of Imran Tahir.
The day began for South Africa on a circumspect note, as the usual De Kock- Amla pair was rather subdued and didn’t go after the Sri Lankan new ball bowlers. De Kock missed out despite a settled start but his opening partner Hashim Amla made it count with a real big one. Amla got to his 25th ODI century in the process and became the quickest batsman to get to the milestone, brushing ahead of Virat Kohli.
Needing 300 to win, Sri Lanka got off to a superb start, as Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga attacked the South African bowlers. Once Dickwella was dismissed for 41, however, there was utter chaos, as backed by some acrobatic out fielding South Africa stormed back into the game.
It was then the turn of Imran Tahir to prove his match winning credentials, as he spun the aweb around the Sri Lankan batting lineup. Tahir picked up three wickets and single-handedly made a mess of the run chase for Sri Lanka.
Fans on Twitter reacted as the game went on and below are some of the tweets.
Said in team intro South Africa's bowlers could be expensive but expected them to be too strong for Sri Lanka. So far SL very impressive.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 3, 2017
Just when I am typing Two Yorkers from Rabada will do it,Malinga chopped on!
One wicket away for a brilliant victory!
— Sai Veer (@SaiVeer07) June 3, 2017
Sri Lanka going through a glorious 1990's England-esque middle order collapse… #SLvSA
— Bobby Jones (@bobbyjones007) June 3, 2017
— Kaptaan Kohli (@siedry_) June 3, 2017
— sandun fernando (@sadunfernando1) June 3, 2017
How pathetic SL become. Lacking aggressiveness. Thinking of erstwhile Lanka. Full of star and full of fire.
— Felton Vaz ?? (@vaz_felton) June 3, 2017
Sri Lanka were 94 for 1 in the 12th over.
Now, 192/8 in 38th. #SLvSA
— Dr Roshan R (@pythoroshan) June 3, 2017
— Chinmaiy Pawaskar (@Chinmaiy) June 3, 2017
#SLvSA Is a good thing that we have entered the tail zone, with Kusal gone I can safely say the Proteas have won, is a matter of minutes! ??
— Cyril My President CR19 (@Tmesh27) June 3, 2017
— Shanuri? (@Sudu_Nona) June 3, 2017
Typical Sri Lankan innings
1. Great aggressive start – 1-10 overs
2. Batting collapse – 11-35 overs
3. Slight fightback #SLvSA
— Sakun Sankalana ⚓️ (@Sakun_SD) June 3, 2017
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) June 3, 2017
— kavish malji (@kavish_malji) June 3, 2017
— Shenali Fernando (@shenalifernando) June 3, 2017
#SLvSA: @iamImranTahir made the difference … Still the target is tempting SA is in driver seat
— maheshchowdary (@mahis97) June 3, 2017
— Frank K (@frankkondie) June 3, 2017
Well it was expected that SA will outperform but was also expecting some fight from Lankan's #SLvSA
— Chetan Kapoor (@chetanrules) June 3, 2017
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