Twitter was on fire on Day 2 of the India vs England third Test match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Eventually, India beat England by 10 wickets, and now lead the series 2-1. Interspersed with live-tweets and expert commentary on the microblogging platform were also a number of hilarious memes and funny posts from cricket fans. As with other cricket matches, this one too prompted a flurry of memes on social media - this despite the fact that India witnessed a dismal start on day two as Joe Root and Jack Leach completely dominated the hosts' batsmen. Only Rohit Sharma (66) managed to find a bit of rhythm.
After taking a first innings lead, India took quick early wickets against England. The visitors put in a poor start to their second innings, with Axar Patel dismissing Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow on Day 2.
Axar Patel's performance received praise from several quarters - including a congratulatory tweet from Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's son, Raihan Rajiv Vadra.
Axar. Patel. pic.twitter.com/hBZ1s1RXXq— Raihan Rajiv Vadra (@raihanrvadra) February 25, 2021
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag also joined the meme fest as England skipper Joe Root claimed his maiden Test five-wicket haul as India were bowled out for 145 in the day-night third Test on Thursday.
Take a look at some of the other memes on India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 2:
3️⃣ balls, 2️⃣ wickets!! Axar is on fire! ???? ????— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 25, 2021
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India and England were tied 1-1 going into the third of the four matches that could decide which of the teams go into the world Test championship final against New Zealand.
The rebuilt Ahmedabad stadium can accommodate 110,000 fans but has opened up only 55,000 seats in its first international match due to the coronavirus pandemic.Click for more trending news