There will be a series of articles after this terrible collapse of South Africa against India on Day 2 of the third Test match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.
The Indian spinner churned out some absolutely unplayable deliveries against the Proteas' batsmen. As a result, South Africa were bundled out for a meagre total of 79 runs on Day 2 of the third Test match in Nagpur.
Once again, the pitch sneaked into the headlines as the ball has been turning square since Day 1 of this ongoing Test match.
Twitter gave a mixed reaction to this stunning collapse of South African lineup which has been triggered by the Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra. To be honest, the Indian spinners were right on the money right from the start of the second innings and they got the better of the South African batsmen.
India is now well on course to win this Test series and end South Africa's dream run in the overseas. The total of 79 runs were also the lowest total against India by any Test playing nation in the longest format of the game. Ashwin picked up his 14th five-wicket haul and the Chennai lad has been outstanding. Jadeja also has had a wonderful comeback in the Test format and he will also cherish his four wickets.
Looking at the pace with which this Test is progressing, Day 3 might as well be the final day of this Test match.
Let us have a look at what the cricket fans have to say on Twitter:
This Nagpur pitch has taken the idea of home advantage to a level where it's no longer a contest between bat and ball
â€” Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) November 26, 2015
Australia Inventing Day/Night Test.. Parelley India Inventing three Day Test.. #INDvSA
â€” Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) November 26, 2015
This is not a turning pitch. This is a returning pitch. Batsmen are returning to the pavilion in a hurry. â€” Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) November 26, 2015
Elgar playing on, Faf playing a slog, Amla playing the sweep early. AB premeditating. Pitch is bad but SA batting has been worst. #IndvsSA
â€” Srini Mama (@SriniMama16) November 26, 2015
Going to expect a lot of articles blaming the pitch. How many will say SA should make surfaces like these at home to learn to play them? â€” Nikhil Popat (@CricCrazyNIKS) November 26, 2015
Ridiculous wicket for test cricket. If this is how you want to win, good luck with that #INDvSA
â€” Anuj Singhal (@_anujsinghal) November 26, 2015
Top 3 Lowest scores in last 5 years - NZ 45 Aus 47 & Pak 49! All 3 Scores came In South Africa! Why didn't blame the pitch then? #INDvSA
â€” Mubarak Asraf. (@Mub_Asraf) November 26, 2015