Australia, led by Pat Cummins, suffered a major setback on the second day of the second Ashes Test. When veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon was injured while taking a catch at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Lyon was injured while attempting a catch at fine-leg and did not return to the field. Australia is now worried about his participation in this series.
Before the third day’s play, Nathan Lyon along with his teammates arrived at Lord’s on Friday morning with the help of crutches. He was seen staggering into the stadium with a bandage wrapped around the shin of his right leg. However, Australia is yet to give an update on his fitness and availability.
Earlier, Smith had said on Nathan Lyon’s injury, “It is not looking good for the remaining matches. I don’t quite know how he feels, but if he doesn’t come right then it will be a big blow for us. Let’s hope Nathan Lyon is right, but it doesn’t look right at the moment.”
Lyon bowled 13 overs in the second day’s play. During this, the wicket of England’s set batsman Jack Crawley was taken. Lyon gave Australia the first breakthrough by dismissing Crawley on 48. This match is historic for Nathan Lyon. He is playing his 100th Test match continuously.
If we talk about the match, Australia has scored 130 runs in its second innings till the writing of news on the third day. At the same time, England’s first innings was reduced to 325 runs. Australia made 416 in the first innings. Smith had played a century innings, Ben Duckett top-scored for England with 98 runs.