Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon obtained the higher of India opener Rohit Sharma but once more on Day 2 of the Brisbane Test on the Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday. It was the sixth time Lyon obtained Rohit out which is essentially the most by any bowler in opposition to him in Test cricket.
While Rohit is being criticised for his poor shot-selection, Lyon mentioned he had to bowl his best ball to get the Indian vice-captain’s wicket within the second session.
“The crowd’s been wonderful, Rohit is a world-class participant and tried to bowl him my best ball,” Lyon mentioned through the rain break.
Lyon is enjoying in his a hundredth Test match for Australia and even obtained a guard of honour from his teammates earlier than play began on the primary day. Lyon mentioned he would have liked to exit for dinner together with his household to have a good time the landmark feat however could not do it due to the bio-bubble restrictions in place.
“It would’ve been good to exit for dinner with everybody, together with my mother and father however there are bubble restrictions.”
Lyon additionally mentioned that he’s wanting ahead to bowl to India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, who took the offie to the cleaners within the third Test in Sydney final week.
“It was like a Day 3 wicket yesterday, and there is a good crack exterior off-stump so I’m making an attempt to intention at that. Rishabh all the time tries to smash me so I’m wanting ahead to bowl to him, it is all the time an ideal battle with him,” Lyon mentioned.
AUSTRALIA EDGE AHEAD IN BRISBANE
India reached tea at 62 for two, nonetheless 307 runs behind Australia’s first innings 369. Shubman Gill was the primary to depart, edging a Pat Cummins supply to Steve Smith at 2nd slip for 7 after which Rohit fell to Lyon on 44, caught by Mitchell Starc at mid-on as he tried to hit a six.
Earlier, Australia obtained bowled out for 369 within the first session with T Natarajan, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur bagging 3 wickets every.
India’s bowlers rallied beautifully to take away captain Tim Paine (50), Cameron Green (47) and Pat Cummins (2) for the lack of solely 4 runs halfway via the session. Lyon pushed Australia previous 350 earlier than he was bowled by debutant Sundar for twenty-four off 22 balls.
Mitchell Starc completed unbeaten on 20, after paceman Natarajan, the second of India’s Test debutants, wrapped up the innings by bowling Josh Hazlewood for 11.