Twitter unforgiving as Proteas fold to Australia despite Rabada heroics

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Kagiso Rabada (Getty)
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It was a day to forget for the Proteas on Sunday as they lost to Australia by six wickets on the second day of the first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane.

While the pitch can best be described as a "green mamba", the Proteas batters never gave their bowlers much to work with after they were skittled out for 152 and 99.

READ | Elgar on Gabba 'green mamba': 'I don't think it was a very good Test wicket'

With Australia chasing 34 to win, pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada produced an exceptional spell as he ended 4/13 in four overs as the home side went 1-0 up in the series.

Here's some of the best reaction on Twitter following South Africa's defeat:

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