INDvsAUS, 1st Test, Day 4: India all-out at 307, lead by 322 runs

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 09, 2018, 07.02 AM(IST)

Nathan Lyon Photograph:( AFP )

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Cheteshwar Pujara lost his wicket to Australian spinner Nathan Lyon after scoring 71 runs in the second innings.

Spinner Nathan Lyon made difference on the fourth day of opening Test against Australia in Adelaide but still, Australia have a mountain to climb for an unlikely win.

Lyon sent back Cheteshwar Pujara at a score of 71 runs as India were 250 for a loss of five wickets on the

In his next over, he struck again and got Rohit Sharma's wicket. Peter Handscomb took a stunning one-handed catch at the silly point to dismiss Sharma at a score of one run.

India piled on the runs to stretch their lead to 275 with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane hitting composed half-centuries.

At lunch, India were 260 for 5, leading by 275 after adding 109 to their overnight score for the loss of two wickets.

Just after returning from lunch, Lyon got Rishabh Pant's wicket.

Lyon got the prized scalp of Rahane who returned to the pavilion after scoring 70 runs.

Soon after that, Marcus Harris got Ashwin's wicket.

Lyon struck again and sent back Mohammed Shami on a duck.

Ishant Sharma was India's last wicket.

Pujara followed up his first innings century with another patient and controlled 71, finally undone by the spin of Nathan Lyon with Aaron Finch taking a bat-pad catch.

Australia took the second new ball which was available to them.

Play started 30 minutes early to make up for rain disruptions on Saturday. The temperature is 22-degree Celsius and the sun is out, it is expected that there will not be any delay due to rain.

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Earlier in the game, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli thwarted Australia in a diligent partnership to push India to a position of strength and a 166-run lead at the close of day three.

Brought together before tea with India vulnerable at 76 for two, the pair stood firm through the best part of a session before spinner Nathan Lyon snared Kohli for 34 to end their 71-run stand at Adelaide Oval.

Lyon was denied Pujara's wicket twice by the Decision Review System, so his Kohli breakthrough was a relief after a long afternoon's toil.

Deceiving the Indian talisman with flight and dip, he caught Kohli's inside edge and the nick popped up to Aaron Finch at short leg.