India did not lose a single wicket in the entire third session on day three. It was heartening for the fans that the batsmen -- who had failed to cross 200 in the series till then -- put up a fight.
But on day four, it was back to familiar times.
All the hard work put in by Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were undone with yet another batting collapse, with India going from 238-4 to 274 all out. Not for the first time in the series, India crumbled against disciplined Australian bowling.
Twitter, as always, was full of chatter as Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood ran through the Indian line-up.
Indian dressing room right now.#INDvsAUS. pic.twitter.com/LvSqrT96Rt— Phd in Bak*****!! (@Atheist_Krishna) March 7, 2017
Indian team is collapsing faster than the "MutualFundInvestmentsAreSubjectToMarketRisk.PleaseReadTheOfferDocumentCarefully 😂😂😂 #IndvsAus— Chicken Biryanii (@ChickenBiryanii) March 7, 2017
Extremely reckless from India here. Aussie pacers showing it's not just about spin.This 2 over madness might just cost the series.#INDvsAUS— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 7, 2017
VVS Laxman should step out of commentary box and bat for India right now. #IndvsAus— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 7, 2017
Good stuff from the Aussies. Last time I saw something gone through this quickly, Matt Renshaw was involved. #INDvsAUS— Titus O'Reily (@TitusOReily) March 7, 2017
Never thought Hazelwould destroy Indian batting line-up. #IndvsAus— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 7, 2017
Quite brilliant bowling, honestly.Fast bouncing movement.Berlin Wall would have also fallen.#INDvsAUS— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) March 7, 2017
I am sure Kohli will take one stump after the match as memorabilia just to beat up Nair, Ashwin and Umesh.— PGK (@peegeekay) March 7, 2017
Do not understand the mindset of Indian batsmen today morning. They were looking for adventure instead of biding time. #INDvsAUS— Manas Mitul (@ManasMitul) March 7, 2017
Maybe there is hope?
We'll just leave you with this. #TheFeels
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