Two overs. That’s what it took for India to bowl South Africa out and bag the Test series 3-0 with an innings and 202 run-win at Ranchi’s JSCA Stadium. The Tuesday’s victory also meant that it was Virat Kohli & Co.’s 26 wins out of 32 games played on home soil.
More importantly, the pacers outperformed fellow spinners to help tilt the results in the hosts’ favour. Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav were a force to be reckoned with as they ran through the Proteas’ thin defence with elan. In fact, the batting lineup was so out of shape that rookie bowler Shabaz Nadeem walked home with two wickets in two balls as the South Africans were bowled out for 133 runs – their lowest total in history against India.
Reflecting on the same, Du Plessis later said in a post-match press conference, “It shows that our structures are not where they need to be. The gap between domestic cricket and International cricket. If you look back three or four years and if someone had the vision of saying, in three or four years’ time, there will be a lot of inexperienced guys. A lot of 34, 35, 36-year olds could possible retire. So what do you do to make sure you get yourself ready for when that time comes?”
Although India won the contest, it was Ravi Shastri who ruled the internet after he was caught napping during the match…
Ravi Shastri has the best job in the entire world.
Drinks at will, takes naps during office time, gets paid in crores. pic.twitter.com/h1NolGSqyQ
— चाचा lame मौंक (@oldschoolmonk) October 21, 2019
Some legend on the Internet : South Africa 6 down while Ravi Shastri 8 down already. ?? pic.twitter.com/anASQQUtic
— Crentist (@DinkinFlicka_FC) October 22, 2019
— MunNaa?️ (@Munnaa09) October 22, 2019
— The One (@the_onlygod) October 22, 2019
— Shiv Swaraj (@mr_Tubun) October 21, 2019
— CharuN Ro'HIT' (@imcharanro45) October 17, 2019
— Nanhe Gujral (@NANHEGUJRAL) October 22, 2019
Wake up #RaviShastri
Till then let us enjoy the memes ?
— Reshmi (@basu_reshmi) October 22, 2019
— ANUBHAV (@ANUBHABBERA5) October 22, 2019
Me at Government Job
— Jainam Hemani (@HemaniJainam) October 22, 2019