1st test Adelaide: That is probably the best way he can negotiate things, Rishabh Pant got stuck into Nathan Lyon in the first over after lunch. He hit three consecutive boundaries, before sweeping Lyon for a huge six over deep mid-wicket. Lyon, who was expected to star with the ball was taken to the cleaner by the young Indian southpaw and Lyon did not have any answers that. The 21-year-old played and missed earlier, and then he made up his mind as to how he was going to deal with it. All the shots were played on his favoured leg side.

Clever bowling from Lyon. Pant was taking on everything straight, so he threw one up slower (83kph) and wider outside off – the ball which dismissed Pant was the widest Lyon bowled to him.

Every run in the context of the game as they hope to post a mammoth target for Australia. But, Lyon finally had his say, when Pant tried to take on the bowler once too many times. Pant came down the track hit it straight to deep cover. His 28-run cameo had come to an end.

India already has a lead in excess of 300, which would settle the nerves in the dressing room. India would hope Rahane and the rest take India past 350, that would be a match-winning total with the pitch offering spin.