To a bowler, the name AB de Villiers is the most feared one in world cricket. He can wield the willow like no other and he’s been one of the reasons for South Africa’s dominance in world cricket. Inarguably the best all-round batsman in the world, de Villiers’ acceleration was taking the game away from India in the Mohali Test in both innings, until Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra applied brakes to it. Twitter reactions: Virat Kohli wins first Test in India as captain

It was a match dominated by spinners, where South African tweakers Simon Harmer picked five wickets, Imran Tahir got six and Dean Elgar four. From the India camp, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja both got eight, and Mishra chipped in with three. Hashim Amla trolled on Twitter after his weird dismissal to Ravindra Jadeja

Mishra might have got the least number of wickets among all spinners but two out of his three scalps were of de Villiers’. First innings, AB batting on 63, was castled by a classical leg-spin where he was slow to come forward with the ball missing the outside edge and crashed onto the off-stump. In the second innings, AB once again looking dangerous at 16 played Mishra from the crease. Expecting turn, he looked to open the bat’s face; it took an edge and rushed to his off-stump. Pick of the tweets: India vs South Africa, 1st Test at Mohali

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted the video of Mishra dismissing de Villiers twice in the game and called it the possible “game changing moment”.