Australian Batsman Nathan Lyon lumps out to bat and gets an Ovation for an Act of Bravery

On the 4th day in the afternoon at Lords, for a brief movement, England's cricket team revived on the back of the short ball ploy, and Australia fell like nine pens. The iconic venue Lord's, which has witnessed some of the most heroic performances in the history of cricket no matter what the format, is an act of bravery.
There was a rousing reception as Nathan Lyon walked out to bat with little to offer his team, and amid a standing ovation, he walked back when Australia's innings was restricted to 279 runs in the second innings of the second Ashes test.
The Australians suffered a dramatic collapse as they had no answer to the short ball barrage from the England quicks. Around 8 wickets were taken across the first two sessions of day 4 for just 92 runs. When everyone thinks that it was the commentators, the home team, and the crowd, Lyon walks out. Lyon had sustained a calf injury in the first inning and was on crutches when he arrived at the venue. Yet he was out there to show his support for his team. Limping his way through to the middle, he managed to score four runs in the 13 balls he faced.



Jul 2, 2023 4:50 AM