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Twitter reactions: Australia lose 9/53 in horror collapse



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Australia’s cricketers may have just secured lifelong jobs in the cleaning industry after their sporting careers come to a close. Their desire to sweep, almost always in a premeditated manner, was the catalyst of a horror collapse on the third morning of what was shaping up to be a competitive Test in Delhi.

Starting day two on 61/1 and leading by 62, Australia went into freefall, losing nine wickets for 53. Travis Head fell in the first over, and the procession continued as most of the Australian batsmen refused to either back their defence or use their feet regularly. Instead, they played right into the hands of the magnificent R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, with the latter bagging career-best figures of 7/42.

Horror dismissals were the theme, with skipper Pat Cummins’ shot a particularly ugly sight. Alex Carey fell to the reverse sweep yet again, Matt Renshaw looks well out of his depth in the middle order, and Steve Smith thought he’d have a try despite the shot being not one of his strongest.

Twitter reactions to shocking Australia collapse

Of course, fans were all over Australia as their hopes of a series-levelling win went out the window. Less than 24 hours earlier, the visitors were in a magnificent position after restricting India to 139/7, but the Axar-Ashwin partnership of 114 meant Australia did not have the cushion of a strong lead, proving crucial in another third innings fadeout.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Coorey
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