All five were prized wickets, says Nathan Lyon
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon was in full flow here on Saturday, clinching his third five-wicket haul against India on Day Two of the fourth Test at Feroz Shah Kotla.
Among his fifer was also the prized wicket of batting great Sachin Tendulkar. On being asked which was the most cherished wicket for him, Lyon said that all were equally important. “All of them. Every wicket is important and I can’t hold one above the other.
It was important to take those wickets whether it was Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli. I am quite happy with each wicket and I was enjoying myself out there,” said Lyon, who ended the day’s play with figures of 5 for 94. This was also perhaps the first time in the series that the visitors put India under pressure.
Whether that had anything to do with stand-in skipper Shane Watson? “Look Shane is a great player, a great leader and everyone respects him a lot. But I do not think that made any difference. I do not think change in captaincy had anything to do with our performance today,” said the 25-year-old.
Lyon said the dry wicket will get even more difficult to bat on. “I think even 100 runs could be difficult to get on this wicket in the fourth innings. If we can get the last two Indian wickets quickly on Sunday morning and then put on about 150-200 runs in the second innings, we can put India under pressure,” he said.