Aust­ralia off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed four wickets in the final session

At 157 for two, and with the trustworthy Cheteshwar Pujara and remain in captain Ajinkya Rahane looking set in the center, India seemed to have the high ground before Lyon (4-67) mediated after tea at the HPCA Stadium.

In the first over of the last session, Lyon sent back Pujara for 57 and went ahead to expel Karun Nair, Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin to flatten the hosts.

Aust­ralia off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed four wickets in the final sessionRavindra Jadeja clobbered two or three sixes and was batting on 16 at the nearby, while Wriddhiman Saha was on 10, having survived two audits and a dropped get. India are still 52 keeps running behind Australia’s first innings aggregate of 300 in the decider of the four-Test arrangement which is level at 1-1.

“It’s an incredible feeling, to be pretty equally balanced after day two,” Lyon told correspondents. “I know we most likely forgot a couple keeps running there yet to have India six down for 240-odd following a beautiful a decent day on the field — [I am] very glad frankly.”

Pat Cummins and new ball partner Josh Hazlewood were forceful in the morning session on a pitch which offered wholesome skip to the pacemen. Hazlewood was remunerated for always assaulting the line outside the off-stump when Murali Vijay edged him to Matthew Wade to leave for 11.

Kindred opener Lokesh Rahul was hit on the pointer of his correct hand by a Hazlewood conveyance however the privilege hander recuperated to score 60 and give India a solid begin. The 24-year-old left well, drove exquisitely and trudge cleared Steve O’Keefe for a six on the way to his fifth half-century of the arrangement.

The second-wicket organization was worth 87 runs and was looking foreboding until Rahul went for a wild snare, with the bouncer hitting the toe end of his bat before discovering David Warner at mid off.

Rahane wound up in the line of flame and the generally trustworthy batsman made things troublesome for himself by attempting to haul and snare out of inconvenience. Pujara, who batted for over 11 hours in the attracted third Test Ranchi for his 202, played with trademark tranquility at the flip side and raised his fifty with a limit off Lyon.

The off-spinner guaranteed a noteworthy leap forward in the first over after tea when he finished Pujara’s about three-and-half hour vigil by getting him got at short leg.

Driving the side without harmed normal captain Virat Kohli, Rahane tumbled to Lyon for 46 with Australia captain Steve Smith taking a sharp catch at slip. Ashwin made 30 preceding he was caught leg-before by Lyon.

“Every one of us got begins however we couldn’t change over,” Rahul said of his top and center request associates. “We’re upbeat. [At the] end of the day, [nearly] 250 keeps running for six wickets was not so much the most exceedingly terrible day for us.”

Updated: March 27, 2017 — 12:58 pm

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