Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon’s heroics with the ball in the final session of play saw India restricted to 248-6 at the end of day two of the fourth Test at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala.
Lyon picked up four wickets for Australia in the final session after KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara had scored half-centuries earlier in the day. Both batsmen failed to convert their fifties into big scores, though, which will be frustrating for the Indian team.
The hosts are still 52 runs behind Australia’s first innings total, with Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja in the middle.
On Twitter, former Australian captain Michael Clarke felt that India played right into the hands of the visitors’ plans in the post-tea session.
Former Indian cricketers Sanjay Manjrekar and Aakash Chopra, on the other hand, were full of praise for Lyon.
Here, we collect the top tweets of the day.
🇮🇳 are playing straight into the hands of the Aussies plan.— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 26, 2017
91/4 in that session , a great comeback session for Australia. India will be looking to get a lead here . This one is going to be exciting.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 26, 2017
What a series this has been! Individuals from both sides rising to the occasion to fight back. Lyon's turn today.👏👏🙏#IndvAus— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 26, 2017
Another absorbing day of Test cricket. Once again, Lyon showed the importance of putting the body behind the ball...extracted extra bounce!— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 26, 2017
Now, now,this is dangerous cricket from India. First from Rahul,then Rahane. It is a time for caution. Lots of time left, lots of runs ahead— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 26, 2017
KL Rahul:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) March 26, 2017
Before this series - 4 centuries, 1 half-century
In this series - 0 centuries, 5 half-centuries#IndvAus
Pujara is the kid who sits in the backseat of the car silently while the other two kids and parents scream at each other.— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) March 26, 2017
K Rahul is like that student who is very talented but just doesn't have the ability to study for longer hours with concentration #IndvAus— Shashi (@AllTimeBakchod) March 26, 2017
Tired, blistered spinning finger don't stop no Lyon. Splendid bowling on a pitch that is closest to what he gets at home #IndvAus— Arun Venugopal (@scarletrun) March 26, 2017