Nathan Lyon’s career-best Test figures helped Australia bundle out India for just 189 on day one of the second Test at Bengaluru. In response, Australian openers saw through till the close of play without the loss of any wickets.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, India got off to the worst possible start as they lost Abhinav Mukund for a duck. KL Rahul was the lone warrior for India, but even he fell just short of a well-deserved century as Lyon just ran through the Indian batting line-up
O’Keefe, who was the destroyer in chief in the first Test, took a backseat as Lyon registered figures of 8/50, which was the best by a visiting bowler in Tests in India. Arguably, the most puzzling of all his dismissals was that of Virat Kohli, who missed left an innocuous delivery and then wasted a DRS review on a plumb LBW decision as well.
Australia's openers make a mockery of the struggles that the hosts faced as they saw the visitors through till close of play at 40/0, finishing just 149 runs behind India's tally at the end of day one.
Here are the reactions from the cricket fraternity:
Virat is experiencing something that he can hardly recall - indecision. The rest of us know it as "batting" #INDvsAUS— mark butcher (@markbutcher72) March 4, 2017
I thought @NathLyon421 bowled really well in Pune but he has been even better today. Absolutely brilliant.— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 4, 2017
So happy for Nathan Lyon, bowled absolutely beautifully and showed all his true class!! 8/50 #INDvAUS— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) March 4, 2017
The Indian batsmen are very indecisive against the Lyon and O'Keefe.#INDvAUS— Jason Gillespie (@dizzy259) March 4, 2017