India couldn’t have asked for a better day of Test cricket on day three of the fourth Test against Australia at Dharamsala on Monday.
When the home side started the day at 248/6, they would have been hoping to get a lead of 20-30 runs and set a new target from there.
But after they attained a 32-run lead, the bowlers did a fantastic job to bundle Australia out for 137 runs and help India restrict Australia’s lead to a meagre 105 runs.
KL Rahul and Murali Vijay negotiated six overs and ended the day with India on 19/0. They just need another 87 runs to win the fourth Test and the four-match series 2-1.
Here’s a look at how the cricket world reacted to India’s incredible performance on day three of the Dharamsala Test.
India 🇮🇳 just brilliant today. With both bat and ball.— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 27, 2017
Umesh has played 12 out of the 13 Tests...has picked up crucial wickets. AND hasn't dropped a km of pace throughout. Superstar. 😊👍— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 27, 2017
India's batsmen have taken a couple of steps towards winning a match the bowlers presented to them on day 3— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 27, 2017
You try to be professional when commentating,but It was hard to conceal the pride in watching that Indian bowling performance. 👏👏👏— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 27, 2017
Yo, 2001, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but 2017 was one of the best series of all time. Of all time.— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) March 27, 2017
India's day. Comprehensively, with bat &ball. Result by lunch tmrw? Could be. Aus in hopeless situation. But this can be a funny game!— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 27, 2017
@cricketaakash Well played India!! Just too good! 👏🏻We left the B & G Trophy clean and spotless for you!— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) March 27, 2017
All rounders -this Test season— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 27, 2017
Runs + Wkts
556 + 71 R Jadeja
464 + 82 R Ashwin
656 + 29 Shakib
473 + 21 Moeen Ali
473 + 19 B Stokes#IndvAus
India have been absolutely brilliant with the ball today and some exceptional fielding as well . Rahane really has led well— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 27, 2017