Australia vs India 2nd Test Perth: It was a nasty bouncer Mohammed Shami bowled to Nathan Lyon during the second Test on Day 4 post lunch. Once, Lyon was hit on the grille, the Aussie spinner received medical attention and everything was clear and he started batting again. The sound the ball made when it jammed into the helmet was scary. Shami had not liked the cut shot played earlier in the over and banged it in. Lyon was backing away again but Shami went for the head this time and pinged the helmet. The Indian players, led by Kohli, checked on Lyon who seems to be allright. But as per the formalities in case of a blow to the helmet, the physio is out there checking on him. Also Read - ICC T20I Rankings 2021: Virat Kohli Climbs to 6th Spot, KL Rahul Retains Second Position in Batsmen's Tally
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Shami has been the pick of the Indian bowlers in the second innings, he has already picked up six wickets.
Earlier, at the lunch break on Day 4, Paine was batting on 37 not out while Khawaja was unbeaten on 67 runs after a session in which Australia scored 58 runs in 30 overs. Starting from overnight 132/4, the two batsmen negotiated the first hour in a sedate manner. They didn’t look in any rush as only 19 runs came forth. Mohammed Shami picked up a five-wicket haul and set the hosts back.
It was the first over after lunch that saw all the action and the change of fortunes for India. Khawaja the big fish fell soon after the back to back wickets for 72.
At the time of filing the copy, Australia had a lead of 280 with one more wickets to go. India would be hoping they can bundle out the hosts for, under 300, that would give India a good chance to fight.