Lyon, in the meantime, has batted rather well against pace. Bit of struggle against spin but in the last few overs, he has been kept away from that end.
2/65 in the 17th
Yep, he's started off from the word go. Which is what is has been a matter of debate - Adam Gilchrist had made this point as well after the first Test, citing the example of the 2004 series in India. Australia played a very different brand of cricket in that series, and almost stunned India strategically. Started with setting defensive fields and the batsmen changed gears down when needed...
...quite like the way Maxwell's batting, by the way from a viewer's point of view because it keeps everyone in the contest.
Short from Babar and Maxwell has lobbed it over mid-wicket for a four. And he follows it up with a biggie over long-off, goes all the way for a maximum! Maxwell has replaced Doolan at number three (four because of the nightwatchman) and how!
Another drive through the extra-cover region for three. 14 from the over.
2/62 in 16