Nathan Lyon

ICC probe David Warner-Quinton de Kock exchange; Nathan Lyon charged for dropping ball on AB de Villiers

CCTV footage from the tunnel at Kingsmead showed Australia vice-captain Warner and De Kock involved in a fiery discussion as players climbed the stairwell to their dressing rooms during the tea break on day four.

The footage revealed Warner being restrained by his team-mates before his captain Steve Smith ushered the opening batsman away.

If I'd caught you Lyon, we wouldn't feel this Paine

Sure, the wicketkeeper is part of a team, but he's alone in it.

Like whoever keeps the ships from shore, he's on an island, a small redoubt absorbing a constant tide.

Unnoticed when his job is done, only taking focus when misadventure strikes.

You have to feel for Tim Paine. He didn't ask to be picked. Of course he would be glad.

Of course as a professional he wanted it. But you wonder if there was any part of him that thought, not now. I'm not ready. Some other time.

'England scared on last Ashes tour'

The off-spinner says Mitchell Johnson's extreme pace in 2013-14 intimidated the tourists so much that they were already "broken" after the first Test.

Johnson took 37 wickets at 13.97 and did most of the damage as England were whitewashed 5-0.

"Seeing Mitchell Johnson scare all the Poms was unbelievable," Lyon said. "Leading into (the third Test at) Perth we knew they were broken; we knew Matt Prior wanted to fly home before the game started."

Lyon won't stop believing after strong second day

The Aussies put the brakes on India's batting effort on day two, with Lyon starring on figures of 4 for 67. India still trails by 52 runs with plenty of work to be done in the days ahead.

Lyon has faced criticism throughout his career, but has been excellent on this tour. After play on day two, he shed some light to Grandstand as to why.

"You've got to believe, if you don't believe it's a bloody long day out there, I can tell you that," Lyon said.

'I worked very, very hard': Lyon on 8-wicket haul

As he raises the ball to the crowd his head dips just a little, as if a piece of string links the two. Subtle but emblematic of Lyon's default setting — humility.

On this defining day, the tweaker took 8-50. They're the best figures a foreigner has claimed across 259 Test matches played in India. The second-best return from a spinner in Australia's 140-year history of playing Tests.

He left the best player on the planet flummoxed to set the dramatic events in motion. He laid the foundation for a series-defining victory.

And how did Lyon respond?