Australian head coach Justin Langer on Sunday said the dismissal of India opener Rohit Sharma late on day four was a huge wicket for the host and hoped that off-spinner Nathon Lyon will help it take a 2-1 series lead on day five of the third Test here.

In pursuit of an improbable 407, India was 98/2 at stumps on day four, having lost Shubman Gill (31) and Rohit (52) after they shared 71 runs for the opening wicket. “It was a bit of a relief for us to see Rohit Sharma out there in the end, that’s a huge wicket for us because we know he’s a world class player. We know he’s one of the all-time great one-day players so if he was out there, he’s going to keep scoring quickly,” Langer said at the virtual post-day press conference.

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