New day, New venue, but the same old story. The Indian team once again repeated their disappointing performance of Pune, in Bangalore. This time, though the spinner was not the same Steve-O-Koffee, it was the most experienced and all time Australian best Off-Spinner Nathan Lyon, who now has the best figures by a visitor spinner in India picking up eight wickets.
The Indian team played poorly, with not much turn on the Day 1 wicket. It was the sheer consistency of Lyon that resulted in such excellent performance. Moreover, Virat Kohli is turning out to be a bunny of Lyon, having been dismissed by him five times. Such was his domination that the Indian players were getting out to even the straighter ones bowled by him.
Here’s how Twitterati acknowledged India and Nathan Lyon’s Performance.
Remember Anil Kumble getting 7 wickets on the first day of a test match once and going "wow". Well, it is time to say "wow" to Nathan Lyon.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 4, 2017
Nathan Lyon 1st visiting bowler to take 8 wkts on 1st day of a Test in India!
Previous best: Andy Roberts – 7/64 at Chennai in 1975#IndvAus
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 4, 2017
The 🐐… @NathLyon421 what a human!
— Peter Handscomb (@phandscomb54) March 4, 2017
Hoping our bowlers 2 create th same magic tom.Nathan Lyon bowled like a real lion 🦁 @ banglore on 1st day of test cricket respect #IndvAus
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 4, 2017
— Virat Kohli (@ViratKohli_King) March 4, 2017
— Ryan Harris (@r_harris413) March 4, 2017
I thought @NathLyon421 bowled really well in Pune but he has been even better today. Absolutely brilliant.
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 4, 2017
Nathan Lyon has now dismissed Virat Kohli 5 times in Tests – the most he has been dismissed by a bowler alongside James Anderson.#IndvAus
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) March 4, 2017
2010: Groundsman at Adelaide Ground..
2017: Most successful Australian bowler against India..
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 4, 2017
— Fukkard (@Fukkard) March 4, 2017
No surprise that #NathanLyon has been amongst so many wickets in India, he's simply been outstanding in all conditions for past few years.
— Vicky (@Dexter_014) March 4, 2017
— Susanne Sokoll (@su5806) March 4, 2017
— Sachin Tendulkar £© (@Sachin_rt_200) March 4, 2017
— PRIJITH DAVID (@prijith1991) March 4, 2017
Take away KL Rahul.
And, Indian batsmen average 8.00 this series.
Extras average 9.67.
India have batted worse than leg byes & byes!
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) March 4, 2017
Australia's spinners currently average 9.00 in this series. #IndvAus
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) March 4, 2017