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Lyon's dominance over Kohli, Pujara and Rahane

Nathan Lyon's figures are the best a visiting bowler in India ESPNcricinfo Ltd

8/50 Lyon's figures - the second-best for an Australia spinner and sixth-best by any bowler for his country. Only Arthur Mailey's 9 for 121 against England in Ashes 1920-21 are better among Australia spinners.

8/64 Previous best figures by visiting bowler in India, by Lance Klusener, on his debut, at Eden Gardens in 1996-97 which Lyon has eclipsed. Lyon is the fourth foreign bowler to take an eight-wicket haul in India; Sikandar Bakht and Jason Krejza being the other two. Overall Lyon's haul is the fourth-best against India.

3 Seven-wicket hauls for Lyon against India - the most by any bowler. Alec Bedser, Ray Lindwall, Lance Gibbs and Muttiah Muralitharan had taken two such hauls. Before this eight-for, Lyon took 7 for 94 in Delhi in 2012-13 and 7 for 152 in Adelaide in 2014-15. This was Lyon's fourth five-wicket haul in 12 Tests against India and against all other teams he has as many hauls in 53 Tests.

58 Wickets for Lyon against India - the most by an Australia bowler. With Ashwin's wicket, Lyon went past Brett Lee's tally of 53 wickets which was the previous record. Lyon's strike rate of 50.9 is the second-best among 24 spinners who have picked up 25 or more wickets against India.

1977 Last time India were dismissed for less than 200 in three or more successive innings at home - by England in four consecutive innings. In this series, India were all out for 105 and 107 in the first Test and 189 in the first innings of this match.

5 Times Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have got out to Nathan Lyon in Tests, including the first innings of the Bangalore Test. It is the most Pujara and Rahane have fallen to any bowler in their career, and joint most for Kohli. James Anderson has also got Kohli five times.

15 Combined number of dismissals for Pujara, Kohli and Rahane - against Lyon. Anderson has got them 11 times, Stuart Broad 10 times.

131.50 Murali Vijay's average against Lyon - 263 runs in 11 innings with just two dismissals - the best among the current Indian batsmen. Among the non-active Indian batsmen, Lyon dismissed Sachin Tendulkar four times, and Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman twice each. MS Dhoni (7 innings), Rahul Dravid (3) and Gautam Gambhir (2) are the only Indian top-order batsmen not to have lost a wicket to Lyon.

30 Wickets for Lyon against India's top-five batsmen in 10 Tests - the third most among all spinners. Only Muttiah Muralitharan (47 wickets) and Derek Underwood (40) have dismissed India's top five most often among spinners.

8 Pujara's average in the five innings in which he got out to Lyon - scores of 10, 5, 7, 14 and 4 (40 runs). His average is the lowest among the India's top-five batsmen in the innings' where they fell to Lyon. Rahane has an average of 14 and Kohli 27.80 in their respective five dismissals.

21.50 Kohli's average against Lyon in India, compared to 223 in Australia. Kohli has got out four times in seven innings to Lyon at home and only once in 10 innings in Australia. Rahane fell to Lyon three times in seven innings in Australia with an average of 37.66, and twice in five innings at home, an average of 11.50.