Final Australia-India Test hangs in the balance
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The Gabba was saturated during the storm, which began during the tea break, and while the ground drained quickly, the umpires decided the outfield was too wet to allow play to continue.
Sharma had been in full flow, striking 44 stylish runs from 74 deliveries with six boundaries.
"I had a couple of plans for Rohit," Lyon said.
"Obviously he's a world-class player, so I just wanted to make sure I was bowling my best ball, and not try to worry too much about what the batters are doing."
He said the wicket was different from a normal Gabba strip.
"It is a lot drier than it usually is," Lyon said.
"It was probably more like a day three wicket (on day one) and there's a nice crack outside the off-stump.
"I'm trying to aim at that and hopefully bring in both edges and see how we go."
Pat Cummins had made the early breakthrough for the hosts when Shubman Gill got a thick edge and Steve Smith took a sharp catch at second slip.
- 'A lot of character' -
After resuming at 274 for five on Saturday morning, Australia lost five wickets in the first session including the overnight batsmen Tim Paine and Cameron Green.
Paine and Green had started aggressively on a flat batting wicket and looked to push the score beyond 400.
Green survived a sharp chance on 45 off Washington Sundar but two runs later, the off-spinner got his revenge when he bowled the Australian number six for 47.
Thakur, playing only his second Test, took his third wicket when he trapped Cummins leg-before for two to leave the hosts struggling at 315 for seven.
When T. Natarajan bowled Josh Hazlewood to end the innings, the inexperienced Indian attack had completed an impressive comeback on a hot and humid Brisbane morning.
The Indian attack features two players making their debut -- Natarajan (3-78) and Sundar (3-89) -- while their most experienced bowler, Mohammad Siraj, is playing just his third Test following a raft of injures to their first-choice bowlers.
"I think it was a great effort from both the newcomers," Sharma said.
"They (the bowlers) showed a lot of character. They were right in the game and understood what is the team expecting from them to do."
To compound India's problems, Navdeep Saini was only able to bowl 7.5 overs on the first day before he broke down with a groin injury.
Australia 1st innings (overnight 274-5, T. Paine 38, C. Green 28)
D. Warner c Sharma b Siraj 1
M. Harris c Sundar b Thakur 5
M. Labuschagne c Pant b Natarajan 108
S. Smith c Sharma b Sundar 36
M. Wade c Thakur b Natarajan 45
C. Green b Sundar 47
T. Paine c Sharma b Thakur 50
P. Cummins lbw Thakur 2
M. Starc not out 20
N. Lyon b Sundar 24
J. Hazlewood b Natarajan 11
Extras (b4, lb5, nb6, w5) 20
Total (10 wickets, 115.2 overs) 369
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Warner), 2-17 (Harris), 3-87 (Smith), 4-200 (Wade), 5-213 (Labuschagne), 6-311 (Paine), 7-313 (Green), 8-315 (Cummins), 9-354 (Lyon), 10-369 (Hazlewood)
Bowling: Siraj 28-10-77-1 (1w), Natarajan 24.2-3-78-3 (6nb), Thakur 24-6-94-3, Saini 7.5-2-21-0, Sundar 31-6-89-3, Sharma 0.1-0-1-0
India 1st innings
S. Gill c Smith b Cummins 7
C. Pujara not out 8
A. Rahane not out 2
Extras (nb1) 1
Total (2 wickets: 26 overs) 62
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Gill), 2-60 (Sharma)
To bat: M. Agarwal, R. Pant, W. Sundar, S. Thakur, N. Saini, M. Siraj, T. Natarajan
Bowling: Starc 3-1-8-0, Hazlewood 8-4-11-0 (1nb), Cummins 6-1-22-1, Green 3-0-11-0, Lyon 6-2-10-1
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Paul Wilson (AUS)
TV umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)