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Sunday, 16 December 2018

Lyon struck by 'nasty' Shami bouncer


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Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has been worryingly struck on the helmet by a short delivery from an in-form Mohammed Shami on day four of the of the second Test between Australia and India in Perth.

Lyon was summoned to the crease at 8-202 after a blistering post-lunch spell from India’s pacemen saw Australia lose four wickets for 10 runs, with the Tim Paine-Usman Khawaja partnership from day three spectacularly falling.

After cutting a wider ball for four, Lyon was rattled by the next delivery that took a lively bounce off the unpredictable wicket and rocketed into the side of his helmet.

“That's a nasty blow,” former Test captain Adam Gilchrist said in commentary for Fox Cricket.

Nathan Lyon stuck by Shami

“It’s been a brutal match for batsmen no matter what number you’re batting in the line-up, and there’s a lot of concern here from the Indian players.”

The Indian team were visibly troubled over Lyon’s welfare with captain Virat Kohli first on scene to check-in with the off-spinner.

Four years ago, Australian batsman Phil Hughes tragically lost his life when he was struck on the helmet by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

India, led by Kohli at the time, were in Australia for the 2014 Border-Gavaskar series and were taken by the skipper to Hughes’ NSW state funeral that year.

Players tend to Lyon

Lyon was assessed by the Australian team doctor and issued a new helmet.

“The helmet has really saved a nasty injury there that’s for sure,” Australian cricket royalty Allan Border told Fox Cricket.

He was dismissed the very next ball as he backed away from his stumps and scooped an easy catch on the offside to the man awaiting at deep cover-point.

Shami claimed his sixth of the innings in a career best 6/41.

After Lyon fell, tail-enders Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood formed a valuable partnership to get Australia to a total of 243, leaving India with the massive task of 287 for victory.

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has been worryingly struck on the helmet by a short delivery from an in-form Mohammed Shami on day four of the of the second Test between Australia and India in Perth.

Lyon was summoned to the crease at 8-202 after a blistering post-lunch spell from India’s pacemen saw Australia lose four wickets for 10 runs, with the Tim Paine-Usman Khawaja partnership from day three spectacularly falling.

After cutting a wider ball for four, Lyon was rattled by the next delivery that took a lively bounce off the unpredictable wicket and rocketed into the side of his helmet.

“That's a nasty blow,” former Test captain Adam Gilchrist said in commentary for Fox Cricket.

Nathan Lyon stuck by Shami

“It’s been a brutal match for batsmen no matter what number you’re batting in the line-up, and there’s a lot of concern here from the Indian players.”

The Indian team were visibly troubled over Lyon’s welfare with captain Virat Kohli first on scene to check-in with the off-spinner.

Four years ago, Australian batsman Phil Hughes tragically lost his life when he was struck on the helmet by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

India, led by Kohli at the time, were in Australia for the 2014 Border-Gavaskar series and were taken by the skipper to Hughes’ NSW state funeral that year.

Players tend to Lyon

Lyon was assessed by the Australian team doctor and issued a new helmet.

“The helmet has really saved a nasty injury there that’s for sure,” Australian cricket royalty Allan Border told Fox Cricket.

He was dismissed the very next ball as he backed away from his stumps and scooped an easy catch on the offside to the man awaiting at deep cover-point.

Shami claimed his sixth of the innings in a career best 6/41.

After Lyon fell, tail-enders Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood formed a valuable partnership to get Australia to a total of 243, leaving India with the massive task of 287 for victory.

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