Australia vs India: Rishabh Pant and Nathan Lyon have a friendly banter
The stump mic chatters are not ending anytime soon in this series.
Updated - Dec 29, 2018 5:33 pm
The ongoing Test series between Australia and India had anticipated witnessing some heated exchanges between the two sides. However, to our surprise, there have been some friendly banters between them. From Tim Paine and Virat Kohli to Tim Paine and Rohit Sharma, the focus has now shifted to another friendly conversation captured between Nathan Lyon and Rishabh Pant.
The Indian wicketkeeper has been active with his words since the first Test, having a go at the Australian batsmen by trying to divert their attention. The 21-year old had a conversation with the off-spinner which was caught on the stump mic wherein Pant was provoking Lyon to give his wicket so that he doesn’t have to come on day 5.
The GOAT also replied to him in a friendly manner, continuing the conversation. Pant was quoted as saying “Come on Gary. You don’t want to come tomorrow for nothing.” To which the 31-year old chuckled and said, “I can’t even understand what you’re saying mate. I like you too Rishabh.”
Here’s the video of the same
— AJ (@PGFCAlex) December 29, 2018
Pat Cummins makes the visiting team wait
Having set a mammoth target of 399, the hosts again succumbed cheaply with none of the batsmen making a substantial score. However, a resilient Pat Cummins forced India to take the encounter to day 5 where India need two wickets and Australia require 141 more runs to win.
There is also a rain forecast on day 5 but India will be hoping for some time of play to clean the tail lenders to secure a formidable 2-1 series lead with one to play. Earlier India elected to bat and declared the innings at 443 for the loss of seven wickets. Cheteshwar Pujara top scored for India with 106 to his name. Australia crashed to 151 in their first innings, having conceded a lead of 292.
Pat Cummins lad a late and an inspired fightback of the hosts with his fiery spell of bowling but India kept piling on the runs slowly and steadily.