The run out of India skipper Virat Kohli was “massive” and it turned to be a momentum-shifting moment, says Australia spinner Nathan Lyon as the host snared quick wickets towards the end of the opening day of the first Test to walk off the field smiling.
India looked pretty settled at 188 for three after electing to bat in the series-opener when a terrible mix-up between Ajinkya Rahane and Kohli resulted in run out of the Indian captain, who made 74.
When the day’s proceedings ended, India was 233 for six.
“It was massive. A wicket like that, run out, specially of Virat is massive. It was good to be back on board after the Ashes. He was batting pretty well, so happy with that,” Lyon said at the virtual press conference after the day’s play.
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Asked about his battle with Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara (43 off 160 balls), Lyon said…