In the ongoing third Test between India and Australia at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, the visitors have made an early breakthrough as Nathan Lyon dismissed Indian opener Shubman Gill for 5 runs.
Shubman Gill, who has been struggling for form in the match, attempted a slog against a well-flighted delivery from Lyon but was completely beaten by the dip on the off-break. The ball spun in, went through the gap between Gill’s bat and pad, and hit the middle stump.
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Watch: Nathan Lyon Gets The Better Of Shubman Gill
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It was a beautiful delivery from Lyon, who tossed the ball up from round the wicket and got it to dip at the last moment. Gill seemed to have misjudged the flight of the ball and went through with the shot despite not getting to the pitch of the ball.
The dismissal of Shubman Gill is a big blow for India, who are looking to make a strong start in the crucial second innings of the third Test.
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Lyon, who has been in good form in the series, will look to capitalize on this early success and put further pressure on the Indian batsmen. With the pitch offering turn and bounce, Lyon’s spin bowling will be crucial for Australia’s chances of winning the Test.
It remains to be seen how the Indian batsmen will respond to the early loss of Shubman Gill. The likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer will need to step up and take responsibility to ensure that India post a competitive total in the second innings.
The visitors have already lost the series and are looking to salvage some pride with a win in the final Test.
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