Adelaide: The only Australian bowler who has not made an impact so far, off-spinner Nathan Lyon is aiming for a five-wicket haul against a demoralised India in the ongoing fourth and final Test as he feels the Adelaide Oval pitch is showing "natural variation".
"There`s plenty of rough for the spinners so hopefully I will be able to play more of a role tomorrow," said Lyon who took 3 for 57 during India`s second innings here today.
"We`re starting to see some natural variation and some spin and the ball is starting to keep low," added the bowler who had taken just two wickets in the series coming into this match.
Australia are just four wickets away from completing a 4-0 series whitewash.
Lyon`s first wicket was that of Virender Sehwag, who chose a full toss to hit uppishly into the covers.
"It probably wasn`t my best ball. I`m not going to call him back. That`s for sure. Ricky Ponting came up to me just before that ball and said `do him in the air` so I was pretty happy about it," he said.
He also claimed Sachin Tendulkar, caught at forward short leg, but didn`t seem overwhelmed by the scalp.
"It`s been an absolute privilege to get him out," said Lyon.
This is the first time Lyon has got among the wickets but he stressed he had bowled well throughout the series.
"I`ve felt I`ve bowled reasonably okay the whole summer. It`s just good to be able to contribute to hopefully a team`s victory," he said.