You were there? Lucky bastard…. Must have been a great day!!In terms of the abuse, I was there and I'm 99% sure the guys who got removed where a couple who were a few blocks down from us. They were chatting shit the whole day but I didn't hear what they said to Taylor specifically. However, they did tell Zimbabwe-born New Zealander de Grandhomme to 'go back to South Africa', so this is the intelligence level we're dealing with. Wouldn't surprise me at all if they said something equally stupid in Taylor's direction.
As for the game, I was obviously wrong (along with many others) about the inevitable draw with 2 days left. The 30 run lead proved to be crucial, and it's such an asset to have 4 bowlers who are always a threat of taking wickets and all provide something different. That being said, the way India batted on the last day was totally baffling, I'll never understand it. Pant in particular thought he was playing T20 and was lucky to get to 40. It's not like they needed to bat a long time either, another hour or so and they would likely have saved the test.
In any event, super chuffed to get the win and finally get the major tournament monkey off the back. 2019 doesn't really sting that much any more.