Pujara had to work exceptionally hard to erase India’s deficit without much help from his senior teammates as Lyon never let them breathe during an unflinching spell around the pitch after lunch. Pujura held his own but never sat still in nearly four hours of wear and tear to keep India alive. Having learned from his mistake in the first inning, he played almost exclusively with his front foot with a vertical bat, always playing in front of his bag, and used his feet magnificently to stifle the spin of Lyon, Todd Murphy and Matthew. Kuhnemann. It was something his teammates couldn’t handle. Shubman Gill was yanked across the line to Lyon in the first over after lunch. Rohit Sharma misjudged the length going back to a complete Lyon ball. Virat Kohli fired an ill-fated crossover shot with his back foot at Kuhnemann, before Ravindra Jadeja couldn’t get his bat in front of his bag as Lyon caught him up front.
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