Nathan Lyon has led his team to a comeback against India in the Delhi test. In the first session of the second day, when the Indian team came to bat without any loss, there was hope for a good start from KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. However, Nathan Lyon had different intentions and he shook the Indian camp by taking five wickets including both openers.
This test match also saw a controversial decision when the umpire gave Virat Kohli out despite showing not out. Upon review, it was clearly visible that the ball had first touched the bat before hitting the pad, but the umpire believed that the ball hit the pad first and gave Kohli out.
The hometown crowd falls into a stunned silence as Virat Kohli walks back, making it a significant and controversial moment that is likely to dominate post-match press conferences. Kohli was given out LBW, although there was a possibility that he had edged the ball, and the impact on the wickets was only marginal according to Hawk Eye.
As he walks off, Kohli gestures as if the ball would have missed the leg stump and seems a bit grumpy. The delivery was an arm ball that just evaded the bat as Kohli attempted to defend. While the Indian team may believe that the ball hit the bat first, the umpire’s call is final, and the Australians are celebrating their success.
Until the latest update, seven wickets of the Indian team have fallen. After Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer also returned to the pavilion, caught out on Nathan Lyon’s ball. Currently, Akshar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin are batting on the crease. The Indian team is still lagging behind the Australian team’s first innings score by more than 100 runs.