Four for Lyon as Iyer falls
But this is a wicket for Peter Handscomb, the short-leg fielder. Iyer has middled this as he looks to work one to the legside and Handscomb uses all of his body and his presence of mind to hold on. Iyer as well as the Indian dressing room looks shell-shocked.
Australia have been very good this morning with their bowling but mostly atrocious with their reviewing. Todd Murphy comes on to bowl for the first time in the 25th over and he tempts his captain into reviewing a bat-pad chance against Iyer. Nothing in it and Australia don’t have any reviews to play with.
Because there is so much jeopardy on this pitch, they might just get away with it
It’s another review and this is an excellent one as Pujara’s bat is behind his pad as he looks to defend that Lyon angle from round the stumps. That missed review costs Australia nothing. Pujara gets a duck in his 100th Test and Lyon’s running riot in Delhi and this method of defending in the DRS era is fraught with risk.
Duck in the 100th Test: Dilip Vengsarkar, Allan Border, Courtney Walsh, Mark Taylor, Stephen Fleming, Brendon McCullum, Alastiar Cook, Cheteshwar Pujara
This is a big wicket in the context of the game and India’s captain – and one of their better players of spin – has been done in by the master offie. Rohit gets stuck on the crease to a length delivery and the ball skips straight on, past his outside edge to hit timber. Also kept a little low. Suddenly India are 53/2 and you get a little idea that 263 might just be a very good score on this.
He should have had a duck in his 100th Test but Australia don’t review. Pujara chips down the ground to Lyon, misses the off-break and wears it on the pad. This time the umpire gives it not out. Australia, who have burnt two reviews already, don’t go for it. And the giant screen shows them they would have had three reds had they reviewed it.
Those burnt reviews have had an effect!
Lyon strikes in his second over
The off-break from round the wicket spins just enough to beat Rahul’s defence and he’s a goner. The Indian vice-captain asks for a review but it’s umpire’s call on ‘hitting’ and that’s the end of the first partnership. 46/1
Not a great start review-wise from Australia. Kuhnemann calls for an LBW that is clearly going down. Cummins then goes upstairs once more for a catch call against Rahul. It’s clearly missing the bat and there’s no chance of the LBW either because of the bounce on the surface.