4th Test, day 2: India 135 for 2 at tea, trail Australia by 127

A probing post-lunch spell from offspinner Nathan Lyon gave India plenty to ponder on a breaking Feroz Shah Kotla pitch, and by tea the tone of the second session was markedly different than it had been when it began. Lyon removed Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in quick succession and was unfortunate not to claim Sachin Tendulkar as India took tea on 135 for 2, still 127 runs behind Australia.

Murali Vijay and Pujara had few troubles – bar a few deliveries that reared up – when they walked out to open India’s reply in the morning but the introduction of spin brought Australia back. Pujara looked his usual busy self until he was dismissed for 52; he cut, flicked and drove with purpose with his leg-side play especially eye-catching for its crispness. Spin made an appearance after 19 overs had been bowled, and it was Lyon who snapped a century opening stand in his fourth over. Pujara reached his fifty in 74 balls, but on 52 missed an offbreak that did not turn as much as expected and was bowled. Read more
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