The Scottish Sun – DAVE KIDD
Ashes 2016-17: Nathan Lyon revved up an uninspired Australia team with a flamethrower of a run out

On the week of his 30th birthday, Lyon made himself the new Aussie folk devil for English cricket fans — and every Ashes series needs one of those

HE ignited the first day of The Ashes in extraordinary fashion, just as he had set the pre-series build-up ablaze.

Summary

  • DAVE KIDD Ashes 2016-17: Nathan Lyon revved up an uninspired Australia team with a flamethrower of a run out On the week of his 30th birthday, Lyon made himself the new Aussie folk devil for English cricket fans — and every Ashes series needs one of those HE ignited the first day of The Ashes in extraordinary fashion, just as he had set the pre-series build-up ablaze.
  • After aiming a series of verbal grenades at the English, Nathan ‘Garry’ Lyon revved up an uninspired Australia team with a flamethrower piece of fielding to run out James Vince, 17 runs short of a maiden Test ton.
  • Getty Lyon hurled at the stumps to dismiss James Vince On the week of his 30th birthday, Lyon made himself the new Aussie folk devil for English cricket fans — and every Ashes series needs one of those.
  • But while Lyon’s claim England would be terrified by Australia’s pace did not come to fruition on the first day, he tied down the batsman with high-quality spin.
  • cries from Aussie fielders, which has become an Oz celebrates his run out of Vince on the first day at the Gabba Garry Lyon is an ex- Aussie rules star — and so Nathan was handed ‘Garry’ as his nickname by wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, who has since lost his place to Tim Paine.


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