Twitter Reactions: Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus fight back to stay alive in Test on Day 3

In the ongoing one-off Test between India and South Africa at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, India declared their innings after amassing a historic total of 603/6. South Africa responded with a fight on Day 1, reaching 236/4 but managed to add only 30 more runs, getting bowled out for 266 on Day 3. Forced to follow on, South Africa, trailing by 337 runs, lost Anneke Bosch early in their second innings. However, skipper Laura Wolvaardt and Suné Luus played crucial innings, forming the highest-ever any-wicket partnership for South Africa.

Twitter Reactions Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus fight back to stay alive in Test on Day 3
Twitter Reactions Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus fight back to stay alive in Test on Day 3

On Day 3, South Africa was bowled out for 266 in their first innings, with Marizanne Kapp top-scoring with 74 off 141 balls and Nadine de Klerk contributing 39 runs. Sneh Rana was the standout bowler for India, claiming an impressive 8 wickets for 77 runs in 25.3 overs. In their second innings, following on, South Africa showed resilience. Captain Laura Wolvaardt anchored the innings with an unbeaten 93 off 252 balls, and Sune Luus scored a valuable 109 off 203 balls before being dismissed in the 74th over by India’s skipper Harmanpreet Kaur. At the end of Day 3, South Africa’s second innings stood at 232 for 2, still trailing by 105 runs, with Kapp and Wolvaardt at the crease. Deepti Sharma and Harmanpreet Kaur each took a wicket for India, leaving the match intriguingly poised.

The first innings saw a sensational performance by India’s bowling lineup, highlighted by Sneh Rana’s eight-wicket haul. This was followed by a strong fight and comeback from the Proteas in their third innings, keeping fans on the edge of their seats and sparking discussions on social media platforms. Here are some highlights from the match:

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Here are some Fan reactions:

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