Twitter erupts as AB de Villiers special flattens Australia


AB de Villiers scored a majestic century and had good support from the tail on Sunday as South Africa took a first-innings lead of 139 in the second Test against Australia.

De Villiers made unbeaten 126 before South Africa were all out for 382 shortly before the lunch break on the third day at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.

Vernon Philander (36) and Keshav Maharaj (30) helped de Villiers in adding 84 runs for the eighth wicket and 58 runs for the ninth respectively as South Africa dominated the morning session.

The Australian fast bowlers, who had a heavy workload on the previous day, wilted under an assault in which de Villiers played some breathtaking strokes.

He hit 20 fours and a six in 146-ball innings. It was his 22nd Test century and his sixth against Australia.

The Proteas batsmen added 119 runs off 23.4 overs before a direct hit from the Aussie skipper Steve Smith ran out the last man Lungi Ngidi.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to AB de Villiers’ brilliant knock:

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