India Today – Nathan Lyon stole the show on a grassy Perth Stadium pitch, dubbed a ‘pacer’s paradise’, on the third day of the second Test on Sunday.

Summary

  • Nathan Lyon stole the show on a grassy Perth Stadium pitch, dubbed a ‘pacer’s paradise’, on the third day of the second Test on Sunday.
  • Lyon was the pick of Australia’s bowlers with 5 for 67 from 34.5 overs in India’s first innings of 283.
  • Lyon has claimed 13 wickets in the series to continue his stranglehold over India as a desperate Australia seek a series-levelling victory after a narrow first-Test defeat in Adelaide.
  • Only James Anderson, Muttiah Muralitharan and Imran Khan have taken more Test wickets against India, earning Lyon significant praise from Indian great Sachin Tendulkar who said on social media that the Australian was a “very special spinner”.
  • Lyon remained confident that Australia would snap a run of six Tests without victory.


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