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Last Update on: February 18th, 2023 at 03:15 pm

In the morning session of the second Day of the Delhi Test match, Australia’s Nathan Lyon destroyed the top order of the Indian batsmen. Inside the first 25 overs of the Indian innings, the off-spinner removed India skipper Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Shreyas Iyer. In contrast to the last Test match, where Rohit Sharma made a century, the hosts were under pressure on Day 2 of the contest after losing their key players.

In the process, Nathan Lyon joined Anil Kumble and Ravichandran Ashwin to become the third cricketer overall and the first Australian bowler to bag 100 wickets in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Lyon’s assault was a stark contrast to his performance in the first Test game, where he had demonstrated to be largely ineffective.

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With 46 runs scored in the first partnership, the Indian team got the game off to a strong start. After losing back-to-back reviews, Australia appeared to be in trouble. However, they came back with a determined effort from Lyon. The spinner’s accurate variations and ability to add a little additional bounce on the Delhi wicket made life difficult for the hitters.

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After selecting four balls in a row, Nathan Lyon had to wait for his fifth before dismissing KS Bharat in the game’s 51st over.

India was in trouble at 139/7 in the second session of Day 2 as of the time of writing. Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann, and Nathan Lyon all had strong bowling performances. By trapping the batter in front of the stumps, Kuhnemann secured the valuable wicket of Virat Kohli.

The final recognised batting duo for India was at the wicket: Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel.

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