Despite losing Virat Kohli (34) so close to stumps, India ended Day 3 of the first Test at Adelaide ahead of Australia thanks to their 166-run lead. After a decent opening stand, India ensured they did not let go of the momentum with Cheteshwar Pujara (40*) leading from the front once again.
Lyon dismissed Kohli for the sixth time in Test cricket, the most for any bowler and it had Twitter talking.
Earlier, rain played hide and seek in the morning session but thanks to Mohammed Shami, India managed to bowl out Australia for 235, gaining a slender 15-run lead.
Rishabh Pant ended with six catches in the first innings to equal an Indian record.
It was important for India to start well with the bat in the second innings and Murali Vijay and KL Rahul mixed caution with aggression well to notch up their first ever 50-run opening stand away from home in Tests.
Both of them though were guilty of not converting those starts and departed in quick succession.
Virat Kohli then brought up 1000 Test runs in Australia, becoming the fifth Indian to do so.
Kohli’s stand with Pujara steadied India as they kept adding on to the lead and in the process, tiring down the Australian bowlers.
Pujara had his fair share of luck when he was given out twice but thanks to DRS, managed to overturn both the decisions. His battle with Lyon though was one of the plays of the day.
If anyone wanted to summarize the day for India in one tweet, it was this.
First Published: December 8, 2018, 2:31 PM IST