Saturday saw two matches of varying emotions. Earlier during the day, New Zealand escaped with a close 1-wicket win against Australia. Mitchell Starc’s 6/28 almost won the game for the Aussies even though they were defending a meagre 151. Kane Williamson’s heroic 42* and a blazing half century from Brendon McCullum at the top of the innings helped the Kiwis get past the line. Here are a few Twitter reactions following the nail-biting game:
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 28, 2015
So the World Cup has seen its best match. How many teams though would have defended 150 as well as Australia did?
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 28, 2015
What a game of cricket Congrats New Zealand I’ve lost my voice !!!
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) February 28, 2015
What a game! Just witnessed a wonderful young player showing great maturity in finishing a job! Well done NZ! Future capt!! #cwc2015
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) February 28, 2015
India vs UAE : Twitter reacts to India’s one-sided win
The second match of the day saw India outplay UAE by 9 wickets. The Indian bowlers led by Ravichandran Ashwin bowled UAE out for 102 and chased the target in less than 19 overs. With this victory, India now have 3 wins from 3 games and are likely to finish at the top of their pool if they continue the same form. Here are some Twitter reactions following this match:
— Faking News (@fakingnews) February 28, 2015
#INDvsUAE : A reminder to BCCI how to revive spin bowling. Fast pitches help spinners too!
— Amin Ali (@aminali83) February 28, 2015
— ScoopWhoop (@ScoopWhoop) February 28, 2015
We laugh at their score, they laugh at our petrol prices.. Lol #INDvsUAE
— Saloni (@Saloni_shines) February 28, 2015
BCCI vs UAE Rich Cricket Board vs Rich Country #INDvsUAE
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) February 28, 2015
#INDvsUAE All set to cheer the men in b̶l̶u̶e̶ g̶o̶l̶d̶ b̶l̶a̶c̶k̶ g̶r̶e̶y̶, okay leave it.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) February 28, 2015