India vs Australia: It is an exciting time for Australian bowlers, says Lyon

The second fixture of the India vs Australia Test series is on the boil and Nathan Lyon believed that his team is on the cusp of a hard-fought victory.

Australia's Nathan Lyon is congratulated by Mitchell Marsh in Perth on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

Nathan Lyon exuded a quiet confidence when he squared up to face sports journalists here on Sunday. The second Test is on the boil and the Australian off-spinner believed that his team is on the cusp of a hard-fought victory. And yes, he is surprised that India did not field a specialist spinner in this match.

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Angry Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is a great player, he plays on emotion, we all know that. To be honest I am not concerned (about) how Virat reacts or the way he conducts himself, I am just worried about what we can control in the Australian dressing room and I thought as bowlers we performed pretty well.

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And the catch..

Well, we just told each other ‘great catch’ (Kohli’s dismissal) and moved on.

India's fiery pace

The Indians have got a world class bowling attack and we expect nothing less from them but I was a little bit nervous watching it out there. But I am a nervous character waiting to bat anyway. It’s exciting, gets your adrenaline going as a player, there's nothing better than seeing good, hard Test cricket.

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Surface tension

The wicket seems like it's starting to play a few more tricks. We were expecting the cracks to play a little bit more, but with that rain yesterday it probably softened our ball quite a bit, I know as bowlers the ball in cricket-terms felt like it had lost a little zip off the wicket, but we were pretty happy with the way we bowled. We know that come the second dig we can bowl much better than that.

The lead

Whatever we get as a lead, we will just have to defend that and we are confident we can learn from our past innings, get better, and it is an exciting time for the Australian bowlers.