New Zealand, who made a brilliant start to their 1st innings after bowling India out for 318, were subjected to some humiliation by none other than social media favourite Ravindra Jadeja who ended with figures of 5 wickets for 73 runs.
New Zealand were 255-6 when Mitchell Santner fell to Ashwin, who was looking good to get his own five-for, but Jadeja snapped three wickets in the 95th over, removing Mark Craig, Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult in the 2nd, 3rd and last ball of the over. And just like that, New Zealand were all out for 262.
Twitter obviously latched onto this, finally seeing some attacking cricket from India after a frustrating first innings batting collapse.
Here are the best reactions to Jadeja's heroics:
Wife: "Lunch Me Kya Khana Hai?"Sir Ravindra Jadeja: Kiwi #INDvsNZ #INDvNZ #SirJadeja— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) September 24, 2016
Ashwin was looking good for another 5 wicket haul as Jadeja stole it from right under his nose in an over.— dorku (@Dorkstar) September 24, 2016
Ravindra Jadeja takes five.Ashwin must be so pissed at Umesh Yadav for ruining his five.#indvsnz— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) September 24, 2016
Fifers for Jadeja in Tests:6/138 v SA, Durban, 20135/21 v SA, Mohali, 20155/30 v SA, Delhi, 20155/58 v Aus, Delhi, 20135/73 v NZ today*— Deepu Narayana (@deeputalks) September 24, 2016
This is a potentially decisive lead for India. With bat and ball Ashwin and Jadeja have been crucial— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 24, 2016
Yesterday and todayRavindra Jadeja: 17-1-47-0 & 17-6-26-5R Ashwin: 14-1-43-0 & 16.5-6-50-4#IndvNZ#500thTest#India500— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 24, 2016