Nathan Lyon puts India on Backfoot

Aussies off spiner Nathan Lyon was the starlet of the show in Bengaluru on Saturday while the spinner took eight wickets to help Darenn Lehmann side dominate Day - 1 of the second Test versus India. Lyon 8/50 helped the Aussies bowl out India for 189 before they ended the day at 40 for no wickets, trailing Virat and company by 149 runs. The 29 years old spinner picked up his eight five - wicket haul in Test cricket which also revolved out to be his career best figures, in the action also becoming the highest wicket - taker for the Kangaroos against India in Tests, surpassing Brett Lee.

Proceeding at 168/5 in the final session, Australia required just 12.2 overs to bowl out India. Virat and company lost the last five wickets in a span of only 15 runs and Lyon bustle through India's lower order.

All the final five batsman of the Indian batting line - up got out for single digit scores.

Indian opener KL Rahul was India's lone alight spot as he scored 90, The right - handed batsmen third half - century and twin of the series. The Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman tried to fight till the end although was the ninth - wicket to fall in the day while he tried to advance, having left with no other choice.

Australian opener David Warner and Matt Renshaw then added 40 runs for the Kangaroos in 16 overs before the day ended with the Australia trailing by 49 runs.

In the beginning, Lyon made India falter at 168/5 at tea with Rahul battling on at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium after India elected to bat.

The Sydney Sixers spinner struck shortly after lunch to get India captain trapped lbw for 12, while the star batsmen once again offered no shot to an Aussies spinner.

Virat Kohli, who had a rare flop in first test ( Pune ) with scores of 0 and 13, stumbled after choosing to pad up Lyon's off - spin that headed straight onto the wickets and was adjudged lbw.

KL Rahul, who has persisted two dropped catches on 30 and 61. India middleorder batsmen Karun Nair ( 26 ) stayed on with Rahul for a while before getting stumped to left handed spinner Steve O'Keefe.

The Kangaroos seamers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood bowled acute spells to rattle the host battling on a pitch which has an average first innings score of 451 in the past seven tests.

Team India, who opted to bat first, were 72 for two at lunch as New South Wales spinner got the wicket of Pujara ( 17 ) just before the break.

Seamer Mitchell Starc gave Aussies their first break through in the face off Abhinav Mukund lbw for nought in the third over of the Day - 1.

The 27 years old batsmen Mukund, who returned to India Test eleven after nearly six years after all playing his last game in 2011, was formulated in place of injured Murali Vijay.

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