Off-spinner Nathan Lyon reaped the rewards for bowling wide off the crease on Day One of the first Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval, and the angles he can create could be a “massive threat” for the Indian team throughout the ongoing four-Test series, feels former Australia captain Ricky Ponting.
Lyon registered figures of one for 68 from 21 overs at the end of India’s innings.
“He’s had as much success as any spinner, I think, against India over the years. He’s got Virat Kohli out (in Tests) more than anybody in the history of the game, he looked like he troubled [Cheteshwar] Pujara a lot today,” Ponting told cricket.com.au.
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“The right-handers now that come out to bat against him – he gets so much over-spin on the ball when you’ve got fielders around the bat – they must feel like they’re going to get…