The tweets all around the day revolved on various events. New Zealand won the third Test of the series against Pakistan and won the series 2-1.
The Test was played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and the Kiwis won it by 123 runs. This is the first time since 1969, which means after a long period of 49 years, New Zealand won a Test series on Pakistan soil.
Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson scored his 19th century during the second innings. He was named the Man of the Match which garnered praises from Indian cricketer VVS Laxman and Deep Dasgupta.
Only Pakistan’s Babar Azam scored a half-century in their pursuit of a target of 280. The pathetic display of Pakistan’s batting disheartened former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated Yasir Shah for becoming the fastest bowler to take 200 Test wickets. Harbhajan Singh shared a picture with retired cricketer Mohammad Kaif.
Australian batsman Joe Burns expressed his excitement to play for Lancashire in England’s domestic cricket. Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan had a gala time with wife Ummey Ahmed Shishir and daughter Alaina.
Australia and India are currently playing the first Test at Adelaide Oval, where the hosts are trailing by 59 runs in their first innings. Cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra analysed the day’s play.
Vinod Kambli lauded the Indian bowlers, especially Ravi Ashwin, who picked up three crucial wickets at the start of Australia’s innings. Michael Clarke appreciated Travis Head for scoring a well-fought 61 from 149 balls.
Here are the tweets of the day:
1. Laxman congratulates Williamson
Congratulations to Kane Williamson on leading from the front and to the entire New Zealand team for achieving a series victory against Pakistan in sub-continent conditions. A truly fantastic effort #PAKvNZ
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 7, 2018
2. A sad Shoaib Akhtar
Really sad to see Pak team collapsing like that really disheartening performance by Pak batting ..
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 7, 2018
3. Deep Dasgupta congratulates Black Caps
New Zealand’s series win away from home is massive #PakvNZ
Just have a feeling there should be more in the recent future 🤞🤞
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) December 7, 2018
4. A hopeful Tabraiz Shamsi
The Sky is clearing up in Paarl…. hopefully rain doesn’t spoil the fun in Capetown later#PullIn #LocalDerby@CT_Blitz vs @Paarl_Rocks pic.twitter.com/pozerA9WD2
— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) December 7, 2018
5. Kaif with Harbhajan
MA ke laal…! 🙂 @harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/j1QusNqX2n
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 7, 2018
6. An excited Joe Burns
Excited to join up with @lancscricket in 2019. Looking forward to a successful year for the club. Great part of the world! #redrose
— Joe Burns (@joeburns441) December 7, 2018
7. Harbhajan hails Raghu
Team india @BCCI s most hard working guy RAGHU in th team management from giving throw downs in the nets to match tickets,hotel,logistics,food or anything..always ready to help the team.keep up the good work and by the way how can u sit like this man?On one leg👌can anyone copy👇 pic.twitter.com/Ot1wjjRprf
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 7, 2018
8. Aakash Chopra analyses the day’s play
AUSTRALIA 191/7 (Trail by 59 runs)
The match is finely balanced at the end of an engrossing 2nd Day at Adelaide Oval. Let’s look back at the day’s play in today’s #AakashVani. pic.twitter.com/4bah7fidhj
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 7, 2018
9. Kambli hails Indian bowlers
It was a lovely performance by the Indian bowlers. All of them supported each other and were very disciplined all day long. @ashwinravi99 proved his worth once again! A crucial day coming up tomorrow. Let’s do it boys! #AUSvIND
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) December 7, 2018
10. Sehwag tweets
Good day for India today. The bowlers were superb- Ashwin was fantastic and they have done a great job in ensuring that Australia have played defensively and lost wickets as well. India need to maintain the pressure and score big in 2nd innings #AusvInd
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 7, 2018
11. Clarke happy for Head
191 runs in a day….. well played @travishead34 well bowled 🇮🇳 Australia having to fight for every single run 🏏
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) December 7, 2018
12. Heather Knight with teammates
What girlband would we be? 🙊 Thanks for having us @CadburyAU, one of the better appearances 🍫 pic.twitter.com/jF8tRYTyc5
— Heather Knight (@Heatherknight55) December 7, 2018
13. Pietersen’s sad reality
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) December 7, 2018
14. Imran Khan praises Yasir
Congratulations to Yasir Shah who broke an 82 year old record held by an Australian & became the fastest bowler to reach the 200 test wickets’ milestone in just 33 matches. Last week he had equalled my record of 14 wickets in a test match. Stellar performance.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 7, 2018