The surface at the Gabba is usually bouncy and carries to wicketkeeper quite comfortably. But this time around it is a little bit spongy and there is a bit of a dampness to the wicket which has brought the spinners in the game. Lyon was brought in to bowl in the 16th over surprisingly and he extracted the turn from the surface.
He looked threatening throughout the day and bowled superbly with accurate line and length. He didn’t scalp a wicket but kept a lid on the score due to which the pressure piled up on the batsmen. Lyon finished the day with the figures which read: 24-9-40-0.