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Australian spinner Nathan Lyon picked up eight wickets throughout India’s second innings of the third Take a look at of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, The hosts have been bundled out for mere 163 runs with only a 75-run lead on Day 2 on the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.
Lyon troubled Staff India batters and thus provided a golden alternative for his facet to bounce again within the sequence. Aside from Cheteshwar Pujara, no different batsman managed to indicate a powerful efficiency within the second innings.
The veteran off-spinner was filled with reward for Pujara as he talked about his strong protection within the second innings. The 35-year-old Pujara scored 59 off 142 balls and completed because the top-scorer for the Rohit Sharma-led facet.
Whereas speaking in a press convention after the day’s play on March 2, Thursday, Lyon mentioned
“Cheteshwar Pujara is an unbelievable cricketer. Bounce in Gabba or flip right here, nothing impacts him. He has unbelievable protection. Take a look at cricket is all about defence.
Notably, it was Lyon who picked up the wicket of Pujara at a really essential stage within the recreation. The 35-year-old appeared very decided throughout his 59-run knock, nonetheless, a shocking catch by the Aussie skipper steve smith at leg slip ended his keep.
Lyon additionally praised Smith for taking Pujara’s catch and mentioned, “Hats off to Smithy!”
Lyon additional praised Smith and Pat Cummins, stating Australia’s cricket is in the appropriate arms. He additionally talked about his equation with Smith on and off the sphere.
“We all know how good Smith has been as captain, performed with Smith for a very long time. We’re good mates off the sphere too. His regard braining cricket techniques has been excellent. Each Pat Cummins and Smith imply Australian cricket is in the appropriate arms,” Lyon added.
Whereas speaking concerning the comparability of Australian and Indian spinners, Lyon mentioned he and his younger companions are targeted on creating their very own area. He additionally mentioned that he’s actually happy with the spin-bowling unit that Australia have.
“We need to personal our area, be taught from the Indian guys, they’re legends right here in India however we need to make our personal area. I’m actually happy with this bunch (of spinners),” he mentioned.
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