India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2: Lyon’s four-for makes it Australia’s day

Lyon ended the day with figures of 4-67 off 28 overs

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Australia spinner Nathan Lyon took a four-wicket haul to give his side a slight edge over India going into the third day of the fourth Test in Dharamsala.

Starting off the day on 0/0, India lost opener Murali Vijay early on as he was caught behind off the bowling of Josh Hazlewood for 11.

Lokesh Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara made up for the early loss of Vijay with an 87-run partnership, during which Rahul brought up his fifty.

However, he was unable to make the most of it as he was dismissed by Pat Cummins for 60 off 124 ball, which included nine boundaries and a six.

Rahul scored his sixth Test fifty

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Like Rahul, Pujara was unable to convert his fifty into a bigger score as he was removed by Lyon for 57 off 151 deliveries, which included six boundaries.

Pujara made his 15th half-century in Test cricket

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That was the starting point of India’s downfall as Lyon continued to rip through their middle order, taking out Karun Nair, stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin for five, 46 and 30 respectively.

With India teetering, Ravindra Jadeja and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha ensured they didn’t lose any more wickets as they put together an unbeaten 27-run partnership before stumps was called.

Jadeja finished on 16 off 23 balls, which included two sixes, while Saha remained undefeated on 10 off 43 deliveries, which included one boundary.

Lyon was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Hazlewood and Cummins claimed one wicket each.

India ended day two on 248/6 and will continue batting on Monday at 09:30 local time or 04:00 GMT.

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