WATCH: Nathan Lyon rattles Rohit Sharma’s stumps to leave the Indian captain in shock

Rohit, who scored a century in the first Test, failed to convert a good start, departing after a 69-ball 32-run knock.


WATCH: Nathan Lyon rattles Rohit Sharma’s stumps to leave the Indian captain in shock

Nathan Lyon dismissed Rohit Sharma

Nathan Lyon was the successful bowler so far for Australia as he sent four Indian batsmen into the dressing room in the first session of Day 2 in the second Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Series on Saturday (February 18) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

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India resumed at 21/0 on Day 2, but from the very start, they found it difficult to score runs owing to Aussie’s tight bowling. As the visitors continued to build up the pressure, it was Lyon who gave the first breakthrough by dismissing KL Rahul who once again failed to score much.

The senior off-spinner then showed the Indian captain Rohit Sharma the way back to the pavilion two overs later. Lyon pitched a flat ball that landed in middle. Rohit attempted to flick it, but the ball went on to rattle the stumps. Rohit, who scored a century in the first Test, failed to convert a good start, departing after a 69-ball 32-run knock.

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India vs Australia match so far 

Nathan Lyon Rohit Sharma
Nathan Lyon

Unfortunately, Cheteshwar Pujara, who was playing his 100th Test match, fell for a duck off Lyon two balls later in the same over. Desperate Australia opted for the DRS when their lbw appeal was turned down. Ultra Edge confirmed it was pad first and went on to show the three reds.

The next victim of Lyon was Shreyas Iyer. Iyer returned to the squad after recovering from an injury, replacing Suryakumar Yadav. Courtesy of a diving catch from Peter Handscomb, Lyon got rid of Iyer and suddenly, India’s score read 66/4.

Virat Kohli, the local man, and Ravindra Jadeja took India to 88/4 at lunch. They are at the crease playing at 18* and 20* with India scoring 97/4 at the time of writing this article. The two need to continue for a longer time and their opponents need to be disciplined with their lines and lengths. This session will be crucial for them as Lyon is looking threatening.

Earlier on Day 1, Aussie skipper Pat Cummins once again won the toss and decided to bat first. With the help of Usman Khawaja’s 81 and Peter Handscomb’s unbeaten 72, the Baggy Greens reached 263/10. 

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Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers for India for his four-fer. He made David Warner, Travis Head, and Nathan Lyon, and ended Australia’s innings by dismissing debutant Matthew Kuhnemann. Apart from Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja scalped three wickets each.

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