Lucky enough to get Kohli, Pujara, and other best players of India: Nathan Lyon

India was expected to sweep Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after winning the first two games. The visitors, however, made a strong comeback in the third Test, outplaying the hosts in the Indore Test by chasing a mere 76-run target in the final innings.

Australian side have bounced back well in the third Test match against India. Indian cricket team had no answers to the questions Australian bowlers and batters asked in the game in Indore. After this loss, the series is now at 2-1 and the final game will be an important one.


Nathan Lyon, the veteran off-spinner, was named Player of the Match in the third Test between India and Australia in the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. After two humiliating defeats in Nagpur and Delhi, the visitors recorded their first win in the four-match series.

In India’s second innings, Nathan Lyon shook thehosts’ batting order single handedly, taking eight wickets for 64 runs. The off-spinner took three wickets in the first innings to complete his fourth 10-wicket haul in the game’s longer format. He was named Player of the Match for the fifth time, and the third time in red-ball cricket against India.

“It has been a pretty remarkable Test series. But to come out here and put a really good team performance that is something I am really proud about. Today to see the boys get there one down is pretty special,” Nathan Lyon said.

“I don’t have all the tricks or all the trades in the game but one thing I do have is belief in my stock ball and that is the biggest thing in world cricket, if you believe in your best ball then you can challenge the best players in the world for longer periods of time. I don’t think I have mastered it (bowling to Indian batters), I have been lucky enough to get some of the best players like Virat and Pujara and the others, I just love challenging myself at this level and get a big thrill out of that.”