India vs Australia: Lyon has Kohli's number

By dismissing Virat Kohli at the fag end of third day's play Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon picked up his wicket for the sixth time in his career.

Nathan Lyon celebrates after picking up a wicket against India.   -  AP

In the second innings of the first Test Down Under, Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon broke the 71-run third wicket partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli by getting the latter caught at short-leg just prior to the draw of stumps on Saturday.

 

This is the sixth time that Virat Kohli -- who was booed by a small section of the Adelaide crowd as he stepped out to bat on Saturday -- has fallen victim to the 'GOAT', the most number of times.

Next on the list are England pace spearhead James Anderson and his compatriot Stuart Broad, who have had the priced scalp of the Indian skipper on five occasions each.

The first Test is still in the balance but Kohli’s men can be considered to be a few steps ahead. At the close of the third day, India has put up 151 for three on the scoreboard and has an overall lead of 166.

It is a significant number and if the lead spills past 200, the Aussies would be grappling with a tough chase.