India and South Africa moved to Centurion for the 2nd ODI. Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl. Amla and De Kock began cautiously and they never lost the wicket for the first 8 overs. Then, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar grabbed Amla.
South Africa bundled out for 118 as Chahal takes his first 5-wicket haul. India lost Rohit Sharma and was cruising towards the target. But Referee called off the match for lunch when India just needed 2 runs to win. This became a huge topic of discussion as common sense matters more than guidelines.
Check out some of the Twitter reactions,
Just 2 Runs Needed. Even 1 Ball Was Enough To Finish The Match But Now We'll Have To Wait For 40 Minutes Lunch Break. If Only Logic Ruled The Game Of Cricket.😒😡😒 #INDvSA #INDvsSA #SAvIND #SAvsIND 2nd ODI— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 4, 2018
This 2nd ODI is a joke!! 😂😂😂 Lunch for 2 runs.. Are you f***** kidding me.. 😂— ViNee!! 🇮🇳 (@Vineet_1502) February 4, 2018
Sunil Gavaskar bashai la solnum na, THAT is Nonsense. Utter Nonsense. When common sense goes for a toss! #INDvSA— Srini Mama 💲 (@SriniMama16) February 4, 2018
Thank you Team India for making my meaningless Sunday even more meaningless. Now I don't know what to do till 9:30pm. #INDvSA— Aladdin (@Alllahdin) February 4, 2018
Bizarre things you get to see in cricket.. Taking a lunch break when a team needs just 2 run to win.. and after that.. Sanjay Manjrekar & Harsha Bhogle discussing cricket as an Experts. #INDvSA— Paresh Rawal Fan (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) February 4, 2018
Match Referee Andy Pycroft is all set to become manager of SBI.#INDvSA— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) February 4, 2018
Wowww... Amazing Scenes in Centurion... Lunch is Called as Per Rules While India Required only 2 runs to win. Both Teams Looks Unhappy with this decision. #INDvSA #SAvsIND #Cricket #Rules pic.twitter.com/LrVrTuXTtw— Raza (@RazaKaleem1) February 4, 2018
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