Lyon speaks tonight: Aussie spinner supports third Test track

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Lyon speaks tonight: Aussie spinner supports third Test track

Australia’s Nathan Lyon joins India’s Ashwin in solidarity over suitability of Ahmedabad pitch

Amlan Chakraborty

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has joined Indian counterpart Ravichandran Ashwin in defending Ahmedabad’s spin-friendly pitch where India thumped England inside two days of the day-night third Test on Thursday.

Several former England players questioned the suitability of the pitch after 30 wickets fell in five sessions in what was the shortest completed Test match since 1935.

Ashwin launched an angry defence of the track on Saturday citing similar batting collapses in recent day-night Tests, saying batsmen were still not used to the pink-ball novelty...

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