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Delhi: Mar 23, 2013
Australia fought back after the Indian openers put on a century-stand to restrict the home side to 266 for eight at the end of Day Two.
Lyon made exceptional use of the snake pit of a pitch to fox the Indian batsmen. The 25-year-old took two wickets, Cheteshwar Pujara (52) and Virat Kohli (1), in the second session after coming on in the 20th over of India’s innings. He went on to take three more, including the prize scalp of Sachin Tendulkar, in the final two-and-a-half hours.
Peter Siddle got the wicket of a well-set Murali Vijay (57) soon after tea. The Australian quick’s bouncer hit Vijay on the gloves as the batsman tried to fend it and the ball looped straight up in the air. Matthew Wade took an easy catch as Vijay was gone for 57 after tallying 1000 runs in Test cricket.
Brief Scores: Australia 262 (Peter Siddle 51, Steven Smith 46; Ravichandran Ashwin 5 for 57, Ravindra Jadeja 2 for 40, Ishant Sharma 2 for 35) trail India 266 for 8 (Murali Vijay 57; Nathan Lyon 5 for 94) by 4 runs.
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