CricketWTC Final: Twitter fuming with trolls after India’s top order collapse on Day 2
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Day 2 of the World Test Championship final saw India’s top batting order collapse, and we saw the team diminish to 71-4. The Australian batsmen Travis Head and Steve Smith continued their commanding performances at the beginning of the second day. Although the Aussies lost a couple of wickets afterwards, they managed to put 469 runs on the board, and then it was Rohit Sharma’s men’s turn to showcase their batting talent.
The Indian top order collapsed  v5
The Indian batting began with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, but the expectations of a powerful start were shattered very soon when the Australian bowling unit dismissed Rohit, Gill, Pujara, and then Kohli, not letting them cross even 20 individual runs. The first one to get dismissed was the skipper, Rohit Sharma. After his dismissal, Boland sent Shubman Gill to the pavilion during the seventh over.
Unlike Rohit, Gill had a bizarre dismissal, as he was left unsure about whether to play the ball or not. After the youngster’s dismissal, the veteran Cheteshwar Pujara gave his wicket to Cameron Green in the same manner. Both Gill and Pujara left their bowls without playing the shot.


Rare batting failure by the veteran
With three of India’s key batsmen back in the pavilion, there were expectations for Virat Kohli, who was in top form. He hit a brilliant century when India last played against Australia in the ongoing edition of the World Test Championship. We saw a peculiar batting failure as the 34-year-old was dismissed by Starc. After this shocking display of batting from the Indian side, Twitter was fuming with India’s average top-order performance in the WTC final.
Twitter buzzing with slamming
The netizens started trolling the Indian batting line-up and posted various memes and posts. Users are calling this the repeat of the last final, as India failed to perform in the final of the World Test Championship’s inaugural edition against New Zealand too. This is the second time India has reached the final of the WTC, and if they lose this match too easily, the fans will be left disheartened again.
Good display of Bowling by Australia
While India’s top order faltered, the middle-order batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja gave some stability with their strokes. Jadeja was just two runs away from reaching his half-century but was dismissed by Nathon Lyon just after hitting a six.
At the end of the final session on day 2, Ajinkya Rahane remained unbeaten with 29 runs off 71 balls and is currently accompanied by KS Bharat. After losing the first five crucial wickets, India is trailing by 318 runs and will continue the run today.