Mumbai, Jan. 14 -- In the end, it comes down to proving your ability against tough opponents in difficult conditions. It's what makes Nathan Lyon so great; since his debut for Australia in 2011, he has not only done well against every opposition, but taken more wickets against India than any other nation, 91 in 21 Tests with seven five-wicket hauls.

As another dramatic series between the fierce rivals approaches its climax, Lyon will have extra motivation to make an impact. The final Test of the Border-Gavaskar series starting Friday at the Brisbane Cricket Ground will be his 100th. He requires four scalps to complete 400 wickets, a feat previously achieved by only five spinners in the history of Tests.

"I have that chance to reflect on...