After skipper Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Cheteshwar Pujara fell in quick succession to Nathan Lyon, Virat Kohli scored 44 valuable runs then it was Axar Patel who played an inspiring knock of 74 runs off 115 balls and helped the Indian team to a score of 262. Ravichandran Ashwin’s also scored 37 runs off 71 balls, as they fought back with intent.
“They are not lower order; Axar and Ash could easily bat in the top six anywhere in the world; they are not lower order; India have a long top order,” Lyon was quoted as saying by News18.
“Very happy with the five-for, we have got the whole eye in the test match, still a lot more work to do. There was a lot more bounce in Delhi as compared to Nagpur. Little bit of bounce is something I like to exploit here, I love playing cricket here in the subcontinent. It is a challenge to bowl here bowling at some world-class superstars,” Lyon added.