As New Zealand captured yet another win in what was a nail-biting dramatic innings against Pakistan at Mount Maunganui earlier today, the green flags lost by a margin of 101 runs.
Captain Mohammad Rizwan and batsman Fawad Alam maintained a partnership of 165 runs, before the former trudged back to the pavilion — the match’s only saving grace being Alam’s century. Batting out of an unorthodox full frontal stance with his back to his stumps and almost directly facing the bowler, the star of the match was still able to produce a full array of shots.
However, coming full circle from hope to disappointment, Twitterati did what they do best — laugh off the defeat with some hilarious memes. Here are some of our favourite ones.
The internet never forgets
Some couldn't take it
While others found common ground to relate
A tragic loss they deemed it
Few needed a drink after this
While Fawad Alam had his own separate fan base
Always those handful...