India v Australia 2017 | Twitter reactions | Day One | Fourth test

Ind Vs Aus 4th Test, Day 1: Twitter Reacts As Kuldeep Yadav Help India Earn Opening-Day Honours

Kuldeep Yadav made a sensational Test debut, picking up 4 wickets for 68 runs to help India claw their way back into the match after a poor start on the first day of the final Test against Australia in Dharamsala. At 144 for 1, the visitors were looking destined to put up a huge score but Yadav took three wickets in quick time to derail their innings.

Steve Smith, who won the toss and correctly decided to bat first, once again led his team from the front by scoring a magnificent ton but did not get the support from the other end as the team from Down Under wasted a brilliant start.

The visitors began their innings poorly with the in-form opener Matt Renshaw departing after scoring just 1 but Warner and Smith shared an unbeaten partnership of 121 runs to help their team walk into the lunch break on 131 for 1. However, the hosts fought back in the next session by taking 4 wickets. Kuldeep was the first bowler to strike when he sent back Warner to put an end to the 134-run partnership. 9 runs later, Shaun Marsh edged an Umesh Yadav delivery straight to the wicketkeeper before Kuldeep dismissed Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell in quick succession to reduce the visitors to 178 for 5. Ashwin then capped off a fine session for the hosts by getting the prized wicket of Smith for 111. Mathew Wade then steadied the ship by scoring a half-century. But just when it looked like the Australian wicketkeeper-batsman has got the measure of the things, he was sent back by Ravindra Jadeja before Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Nathan Lyon to restrict Australia to 300. KL Rahul then saw off the one over without opening the account.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the day’s play:

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