Nathan Lyon

  • 2nd Test: Australia take late wickets, South Africa 214 for 5 on Day 1 20-02-2014 09:29 PM

    Port Elizabeth: Australia showed patience on a sluggish pitch to take two late wickets and reclaim control over South Africa on the first day of the second Test on Thursday. Spinners Nathan Lyon, who took 2 for 47, and Steve Smith removed Dean Elgar for 83 and Quinton de Kock...
  • Steve Smith, Brad Haddin give Australia control on Day 1 at SCG 03-01-2014 01:08 PM

    Sydney: Steve Smith's third Test century and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's half-century sparked a strong comeback for Australia after a top order collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket ground on Friday. Smith's near-flawless 115 and a 128-run partnership with Haddin (75) took Australia to...
  • Chris Rogers wants Australia to maintain winning combination in Sydney 31-12-2013 05:23 PM

    Opening batsman Chris Rogers wants an unchanged Australian team for the fifth and final Ashes Test as a reward for the eleven players who beat England in the first four matches to emphatically wrest back the urn. The hosts have played with the same team since the start of the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th Ashes Test 29-12-2013 05:07 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Australia were chasing 201 runs to win the fourth Ashes Test and take a 4-0 series lead after a stunning English batting collapse on a chaotic third day's play in Melbourne on Saturday. Spinner Nathan Lyon and pacer Mitchell...
  • Lyon spins to redemption at blustery Melbourne 28-12-2013 03:17 PM

    Melbourne: In an astonishing third day of the topsy-turvy fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne played in swirling winds and burning heat, Australia's Nathan Lyon sent England into a tailspin on Saturday. The partisan Victorian crowd basked in the glow of an Australia fight-back led by Lyon, who took five wickets...
  • Lyon likely to play in Perth scorcher: Lehmann 11-12-2013 02:09 PM

    Sydney: Spinner Nathan Lyon is likely to retain his place in the Australia side for the third Ashes Test despite the attractions of going with a four-pronged pace attack in Perth this week, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday. The hosts could wrap up the series 3-0 with victory at...
  • Ashes bowlers brace up for heavy workload in Adelaide 03-12-2013 01:19 PM

    Melbourne: Resurgent Australia had enigmatic paceman Mitchell Johnson to thank for their crushing win over England in Brisbane and will put their hopes on another unknown quantity when the coin is tossed for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide. Adelaide Oval's new drop-in pitch is only expected to enhance the...
  • Lyon awaits England comeback in Ashes 28-11-2013 11:07 AM

    Sydney: Australian spinner Nathan Lyon is expecting England to bounce back from their first Test mauling in Adelaide next week and warned Thursday that aggressive tactics will again be needed. England were left bruised and battered by their 381-run Ashes hammering in Brisbane, a Test in which Australia ramped up...
  • Nathan Lyon wants to play for Australia in all formats 17-08-2013 12:32 PM

    Australia spinner Nathan Lyon, who had a good show in the fourth Ashes Test, has declared that he wants to represent Australia in all three formats of the game. Lyon picked up three wickets for Australia in the tour match against the England Lions at Northampton. After taking seven wickets...
  • As it happened: England vs Australia, The Ashes, 4th Test, day 4 12-08-2013 02:31 PM

    For Live Updates from Chester-le-Street, CLICK HERE. Australia 224 all out in 68.3 overs: That's it. Stuart Broad picks up the last wicket of Peter Siddle to increase his tally to six wickets in the innings. England go up 3-0 and win the Ashes 2013. End of over 61, Australia...
  • As it happened: England vs Australia, Ashes 4th Test, Day 3 11-08-2013 03:07 PM

    For Live Updates from Chester-le-Street, CLICK HERE. End of Day's play, England 234/5 in 74 overs: The day has belonged to England. Ian Bell notched up his third century of the series to put England on top. Bell batted sublimely to register his 20th Test ton and one gets a...
  • Nathan Lyon says patience proved a big virtue for Australia 10-08-2013 09:19 AM

    Chester-le-Street, England: Australia's plan to starve England of runs paid off handsomely when they reduced the home team to 238 for nine on the opening day of the fourth Ashes test in County Durham on Friday. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon took centre stage for the tourists, who are 2-0 down in...
  • The Ashes, 4th Test: Lyon helps Australia take charge on day one 09-08-2013 11:23 PM

    Chester-le-Street: Australia exposed the shortcomings of England's frail batting line-up to take command of the fourth Ashes Test on Friday, reducing the hosts to 238 for 9 on the opening day after offspinner Nathan Lyon grabbed four wickets. England failed to take advantage of a good batting surface at Chester-le-Street...
  • Experienced Lyon may return for 3rd Ashes Test against England 31-07-2013 02:09 PM

    London: If, as many anticipate, offspinner Nathan Lyon returns to the Australia side for the third Ashes Test against England this week it would be just the latest unlikely chapter in a career which already has the flavour of a tale of the unexpected. A return looked highly improbable just...
  • Australia hope Warne can help spinners turn corner 31-07-2013 08:32 AM

    Manchester: Australia are to call on Shane Warne to advise their spinners ahead of the make-or-break third Ashes Test at Old Trafford - where the leg-spin legend delivered the 'ball of the century' 20 years ago. Warne, in England as a television commentator, has been asked to have a word...
  • Australia at rock bottom, Lyon must get a chance: McGrath 23-07-2013 01:24 PM

    Sydney: Australia have hit rock bottom with their defeat to England in the second Ashes Test and spinner Nathan Lyon must be recalled at the expense of Ashton Agar if they are to turn things around, according to fast bowling great Glenn McGrath. McGrath's traditional prediction of a 5-0 Ashes...
  • Australia mull changes; Lyon, Wade expected for tour game 22-07-2013 07:30 PM

    Two back-to-back defeats, including the humiliating one at Lord's on Sunday, against their old rivals England have forced Australia to look for more changes as they prepare for their last effort to get the urn back. Their coach Darren Lehmann has said on Monday they are ready to try out...
  • Aussie skipper backs Lyon amid Ahmed citizenship move 27-05-2013 10:18 AM

    Skipper Michael Clarke says spinner Nathan Lyon needs not look over his shoulder in England in the coming months despite the looming presence of Fawad Ahmed in the Australian team set-up. Lyon was the only spin bowler named in the 16-man squad for the five-Test Ashes series starting on July...
  • Test spinner Nathan Lyon moves to New South Wales 25-04-2013 08:59 AM

    Sydney: Australian Test spinner Nathan Lyon has made an inter-state switch, leaving South Australia to join New South Wales, Cricket NSW said on Thursday. The New South Wales-born off-spinner, 25, has played 22 Tests and was named on Wednesday in Australia's touring squad to play in this year's Ashes series...
  • Haddin appointed vice-captain for Ashes; Rogers, Harris also recalled 24-04-2013 08:39 AM

    Sydney: Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was recalled to the Australian squad on Wednesday and made vice-captain for their upcoming Ashes tour to England with Chris Rogers and Ryan Harris also making the grade. Haddin, who has only played one Test in the past 14 months and turns 35 next week,...
  • Though beaten, Australia were positive in approach

    viewpoint |  Hrishikesh Kanitkar
    India's eight-wicket win over Australia in the opening Test in Chennai was a well-deserved success. Sachin Tendulkar coming to the fore with a solid knock...