Another day, another disaster. England slumped to a third defeat in a row, barely raising a whimper as India first battered them to all parts, then subtly extracted a now mostly morose crew of batsmen from the crease. Whatever could go wrong, did go wrong, and the most excrutiatingly painful dismissal, when Dominic Sibley crashed a full-blooded sweep straight into the left knee of short-leg Shubman Gill only for the Indian to limp and fall prostrate in agony as an unmoved and unmoving Rishabh Pant behind the stumps bagged the simple lobbed rebound, was also the most unintentionally hilarious. Here are a few of the best tweets you sent in as England imploded to an innings loss.
@guerillacricket I’ve figured out England’s problem: not enough names in the team. Dom has to be shared between two players, as has Ben. How can we win a match with only nine names on the field?
— 🌈Ravi Nair #FBPE #PerfectPorkPie (@palfreyman1414) March 6, 2021
@guerillacricket #guerrillacricket You are making this spectacle of a desultory England being crushed into powder – a memorable experience #INDvENG – greetings and thanks from Melbourne
— Lord Doctor Bungle (@doc_bungle) March 6, 2021
@guerillacricket as someone who often says ‘it’s the hope that kills you’ I’d just like to thank the England team
— koba1898 (@koba1898) March 6, 2021
@guerillacricket I’m starting to think it’s not the pitch that’s unfit for Test cricket but the England team.
— Lea, Outside Context Problem (@LinuxLea) March 6, 2021
@guerillacricket I reckon the guys who are going home after this test have got their eye on the 9pm flight to London via Delhi tonight
— Mayank (@mank06) March 6, 2021
@guerillacricket I have this weird feeling that Stokes forgot there was a leg slip.
— Nitin Bajaj (@NitinBajaj) March 6, 2021
I think it’s pretty clear that Bairstow’s future lies in playing the role of the red m & m being deserted by his fellow m & ms.
— Messy Jez (@messyjez) March 6, 2021
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