17th December 2018 – Cricketing Trends on Social Media

The cricketing trends on social media today revolved around the intriguing day of Test cricket between Australia and India in Perth. The game swung in favour of the home side as they stretched their lead to 287 runs thanks to a gritty partnership between Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine.

Even the last pair added 36 runs which hurt India the most after making a stunning comeback courtesy Mohammed Shami’s fiery spell who ended with the magical figures of 6/56.

India, chasing a mammoth total on the cracking pitch, are in trouble as they ended the day on 112/5 with the two young players Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari fighting it out in the middle.

Having said that, Australia are the overwhelming favourites to win the Test match and level the series. Shami was praised a lot by the former cricketers for his exceptional spell which brought India back in the Test match.

There was a lot of buzz around the altercation between Tim Paine and Virat Kohli which started on Day three. The banter continued on the fourth day as well and the umpire Chris Gaffaney had to intervene to remind both of them that they are captains.

Here are the interesting tweets:

 

1. Laxman lauds Vihari

2. Vaughan says Aussies are back

3. Yuvi wishes Riteish

4. Broad with Woakes and Bairstow

5. Nawaz bids adieu to South Africa

6. RP feels India needs luck

7. Johnson laughs out the banter

8. Manjrekar states the fact

9. Bhajji backing Team India

10. Philander lauds Stars

11. Shikhar with Zoraver

12. Harris backs the Aussies

13. Hafeez tweets

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