Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has revealed the one moment when the tide turned in Australia’s favour as they took on India in the first match of the Border-Gavaskar series. Team India won the toss and elected to bat first in Adelaide.
In their first Pink-ball outing in Australia, the visitors suffered a massive blow early in the innings when Mitchell Starc, the Australian robust pacer, sent Indian opener, Prithvi Shaw, back to the pavilion on the second delivery of the match itself.
Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara tried to steady the tide for team India but the former also departed right before the first session came to an end as the Aussies dominated the first half of the play.
Nathan Lyon Reveals The One Moment That Turned Things Around For Australia
Nathan Lyon, one of Australia’s key bowlers on the first day, took the more important wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara right when he and Virat Kohli look set to stitch another mammoth partnership. However, Lyon has named the one moment when the game turned in Australia’s favour and it is none other than Virat Kohli’s massive run out.
Virat and Ajinkya Rahane were involved in a rather forgetful goof up as the former had to throw away his wicket right when he looked on course to score another century on one of his most favourite venues in Test cricket.
Virat Kohli’s Run Out Was Massive: Nathan Lyon
“It was massive. A wicket like that, run out, especially of Virat is massive. It was good to be back on board after the Ashes. He was batting pretty well, so happy with that,” Lyon said at the virtual press conference after the day’s play.
“It was good fun, good conversations there but battle there is against the best players of the world. On a day-one wicket, it was a great challenge. They (Kohli and Pujara) are different in style and approach, batting against spin bowling. I am always up for the challenge against best batsmen,” he said.
The India National Cricket Team finished the day on a low as Virat’s wicket led to a lot more falling further as Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari fell shortly after as the visitors look in trouble at 233/6 going into day 2 of the Test match.