We still believe we can win this: Nathan Lyon on Australia’s chances in Adelaide Test

first_imgIndia are 6 wickets away from a famous victory in the Adelaide Test but Australia believe they can not just deny the visitors but also push for victory on the final day of the match on Monday.Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon refused to rule out their chances in the first Test even though they still have to score another 219 runs in three sessions with Shaun Marsh (31 not out), Travis Head (11 not out) and Tim Paine as the only recognised batsmen left in their ranks.”We need not complicate things, enjoy ourselves, compete hard and fight our backsides off. We’ve had that belief before when our backs have been against the wall, but we’ve got a massive sniff here, I believe anyway, in this Test match,” Lyon told reporters after the day’s play.Australia had hung on to a thrilling draw earlier this year when they were chasing 462 runs against Pakistan in the first Test in Dubai thanks to Usman Khawaja’s hundred and brilliant knocks from Head and Paine (61 not out).They have a lesser target to chase in this Test but face an uphill battle against India with the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah breathing fire down their necks.”We just spoke about Dubai. We still believe we can win this, and that’s the best thing. We still believe we’re in this game, it’s just about coming out tomorrow (Monday), winning the first ball, first over, first hour, just breaking it down, very simple.”I think the pitch has quickened up a little bit and is doing a lot less for the seamers. It’s definitely spinning and they’ve got a world-class spinner. So it’s going to be a great challenge for our batters out there with two left-handers, with R Ashwin spinning away,” said Lyon, who took 6-122 in the second Indian innings.advertisementThe off-spinner also explained why Aaron Finch did not take the DRS review after he was caught by wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant off the bowling of Ashwin right at the stroke of tea.Another big moment just before tea as Finch opts NOT to review! #CloseMatters#AUSvIND | @GilletteAU pic.twitter.com/2sudnA0KAfcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 9, 2018″I don’t think he (Finch) was going to get away with it. I’ve spoken to the third umpire (Chris Gaffaney) who said it was out or there was inconclusive evidence to overturn the decision. Finchy’s fine and it’s been a great learning curve for Aaron. He’ll take a lot out of this first Test match at home and he’ll be better for the run,” he said.Nathan Lyon explains Aaron Finch’s non-review on day four #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/OoZcbDYbgncricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 9, 2018Marsh and Head batted out 12.1 overs before stumps, putting on 20 runs, and Lyon posed great faith in them to win the game for Australia.”In my eyes I think Shaun Marsh is a superstar. I have bowled to him a lot in Shield cricket and he’s whacked me all over the ground. I think he’s one of the best batters going around, definitely one of the best batters in Australia.”He’ll hopefully have a good sleep and not overthink things. That’s one of the big things as cricketers, we can overthink things and that can be our downfall. Shaun’s a pretty laidback fella, especially away from cricket. I was speaking to him before, he’s got the belief he can come out and make a hero of him and Travis tomorrow.”He spoke to me about playing off spin and I said ‘Shaun, you’ve just got to back yourself, you’re one of the best batters in the world and you’ve played me enough in the nets, you know how to play off spin’,” Lyon said.(With PTI inputs)Also Read | Ponting slams umpires for not calling no-balls: Don’t think they are looking anymoreAlso Read | Expected 25 more runs from the tail-enders, says Team India batting coach Sanjay BangarAlso Read | Adelaide Test: India looking to come hard at Australia on day 5, says Ajinkya RahaneAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara the difference between India and Australia in Adelaide: Allan Borderlast_img read more

Technology adopted by Oriental Bank prevents ATM theft

first_imgGurugram: At a time when Gurugram is being faced with an increased number of ATM thefts, superior technology adopted by Oriental Bank of Commerce prevented a major theft in one of its ATMs.On Friday between 1:40 am & 2:45 am, a robbery attempt was made by some miscreants at an ATM at Garhi Bolni Road near Huda Chowk Rewari. The robbers broke open the ATM shutter and tried to open ATM. Due to sophisticated surveillance technology adopted by the Bank, the incident was monitored and immediately reported to the police. The police authorities reacted instantly resulting in arrests of culprits at the site. Thus due to technology by Bank, close cooperation and active participation of Police authorities, a grave crime was averted.last_img