Australia spinner Nathan Lyon on Saturday stated that he’s trying ahead to bowling to Rishabh Pant because the wicketkeeper-batsman at all times tries to smash him. Lyon, taking part in his 100th Test for Australia, has already dismissed Rohit Sharma within the first innings. The second day of the continued fourth Test between India and Australia didn’t resume after the Tea break, on account of rain. Play will resume on Day three and India’s rating reads 62/2 and the guests are nonetheless trailing the hosts by 307 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are unbeaten on eight and a couple of respectively.
“The crowd’s been amazing, Rohit is a world-class player and tried to bowl him my best ball. It would’ve been nice to go out for dinner with everyone, including my parents but there are bubble restrictions. It was like a day 3 wicket yesterday, and there’s a nice crack outside off-stump so I’m trying to aim at that. Rishabh always tries to smash me so I’m looking forward to bowl to him, it’s always a great battle with him,” stated Lyon through the rain-break.
“My natural line is Paine’s right glove, that’s about a foot outside off-stump, and there’s a nice crack on that line so hopefully I can get something out of that,” he added.
Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma misplaced their wickets within the second session on day two, and now Pujara and Rahane are tasked with guaranteeing that the guests don’t fall behind.
After bundling out Australia for 369, India received off to a foul begin with the bat because the guests misplaced the opening wicket of Shubman Gill (7) within the seventh over of the innings. Pujara then joined Rohit within the center and the duo performed cautiously towards the Australian tempo assault.
Pujara and Rohit had a 49-run stand, however as quickly as India began to look comfy, Nathan Lyon dismissed Rohit (44), lowering India to 60/2. Then, Pujara and Rahane ensured that the guests didn’t lose extra wickets earlier than the tea interval.
Earlier within the first session, Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar took six wickets amongst themselves as India bundled out Australia for 369. Marnus Labuschagne top-scored for Australia with 108. The first session on day two noticed 95 runs being scored from 28.2 overs.
On the primary day of the fourth Test, Marnus Labuschagne had performed a knock of 108 runs to offer the hosts an edge within the match.
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