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Will exploit footmarks left by Ishant: Lyon

Will exploit footmarks left by Ishant: Lyon
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Thursday said he will look to exploit the footmarks created by Indian pacer Ishant Sharma during his spell to David Warner on the opening day of the first Test. The 27-year-old Lyon bowled a brilliant spell of spin through the day, troubling Indian batsmen, and dismissing both Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane after they had scored fifties.

“We had big Ishant Sharma running down the middle of the wicket, bowling to David Warner around the wicket, so I am thankful for him making some footmarks for me and bowling around the wicket to Davey. I’m looking forward to bowling more into those footmarks and hopefully he bowls there again and does it for the whole series,” he said.

Talking about Rahane’s dismissal, Lyon said: “That’s all part of the variation. We knew if I was able to keep putting the ball in the rough there, something was going to give. I’m lucky enough that one kicked there and took the glove and popped up for a nice catch for Shane Watson. It shows a good Test match wicket out there with the variations for spinners. But as we saw if their batters got in it was pretty hard to get out,” Lyon said.
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