Delhi Test: Just went back to my basics, says Nathan Lyon after five-wicket haul

Written by Vipin Darwade

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon said that he just went back to his basics after his terrific bowling spell against India on day two of the Delhi Test in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. 

Lyon, who struggled to make an impact in the Nagpur Test, was right on the money in Delhi as he rattled the Indian top order and picked up his 22nd five-wicket haul of his career.

The veteran spinner also reached the landmark of 100 wickets against India on Saturday and ended up with figures of five for 67 as India got bowled out for 262.

“They are good batters and they could bat in the top 6 in most other sides, here they are batting at 8 and 9, they are not bowlers who can bat but proper batters,” said Lyon.  

“I think I sort of deviated from my strengths at Nagpur, my strength is getting it to spin over the top and here I just went back to my basics. The pace was the same throughout the series,” said Lyon.

About the author

Vipin Darwade