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Nathan Lyon claims the wicket of Suryakumar Yadav on Test debut

The Australians seem to be battling back with the ball after a poor showing with the bat on the opening day of the Test in Nagpur. While Australia seeks to find a solution, Team India got off to a terrific start with the bat as captain Rohit Sharma led from the front and struck a century.

Suryakumar Yadav stepped into bat after Virat Kohli was dismissed, however, his debut was cut short as he was caught by Nathan Lyon after reaching just 8 runs. Lyon took the first wicket of the match, while rookie Todd Murphy, who has been phenomenal, was the second bowler from the side to capture a wicket.

Lyon’s delivery to Surya turned in sharply, and Surya was a touch too quick to protect it. After he was bowled out, the ball slipped past the gates. Several people had high hopes for Surya because of his performance in white-ball cricket.

Prior to the commencement of the first Test, there was significant conjecture over the starting Eleven that India will select against Australia. Shubman Gill, 23, was endorsed by several seasoned cricketers to start the batting with captain Rohit Sharma, with KL Rahul playing in the middle order.

Nevertheless, India opted for the 32-year-old Suryakumar Yadav in the middle order, with KL Rahul opening with Rohit Sharma, instead of the in-form Shubman Gill. Both judgements seemed to fail, as KL Rahul was removed for 20 runs and Suryakumar was dismissed for 8.

Numerous cricket superstars, including Sachin Tendulkar and Ajay Jadeja, supported Surya’s inclusion in the playing Eleven, with the latter also believing that the 32-year-old had been given his due. Tendulkar, on the other hand, believes Surya is well-equipped to play Test cricket.