WATCH: Lord’s crowd stands and applauds Nathan Lyon who came out to bat despite injured leg in second Ashes Test

Nathan Lyon, who was playing his 100th consecutive Test for Australia saw his milestone game turn into a nightmare as the off-spinner injured his calf while fielding on Day 2 of the Lord’s Test.


WATCH: Lord’s crowd stands and applauds Nathan Lyon who came out to bat despite injured leg in second Ashes Test

Nathan Lyon gets appreciation from crowd as he walks out to bat in second Ashes Test (Image via Twitter)

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon earned a lot of praise and respect for his heroic effort in the second Ashes Test. Lyon came out to bat despite an injured leg. As Australia lost the wicket of Josh Hazlewood, all the camera panned to Australia’s dressing room to see if Lyon was coming out to bat or not. 

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The Aussie spinner who injured his calf on Day 2 of the second Ashes Test and had to walk to the ground on crutches for the next two days did surprise everyone as he hobbled down the stairs at Lord’s. As Lyon was limping to the pitch, the crowd got behind him and appreciated this effort from the veteran Aussie. 

Not just the spectators but the Australian players were also up on their feet and lauded Lyon. The atmosphere looked filled with warmth. 

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How did Nathan Lyon injure himself and what next?

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Nathan Lyon (Image via The Independent)

Nathan Lyon, who was playing his 100th consecutive Test for Australia saw his milestone game turn into a nightmare as the off-spinner injured his calf while fielding on Day 2 of the Lord’s Test. According to Cricket Australia, Lyon suffered a significant strain on his calf and is unlikely to take any further part in the Ashes series. 

However, the hosts will take the final call on Lyon’s participation after the end of the Lord’s Test. In case Lyon is ruled out, Todd Murphy might make his Ashes debut. The 22-year-old played his maiden game against India earlier in February this year and was impressive, taking a five-wicket haul. Lyon was also seen chatting with Murphy.

Coming to the game, Australia have set a target of 371 runs for England to win the second Test and level the series 1-1. The Pat Cummins-led team won the first Test by eight wickets with Lyon playing a big role (eight wickets and a match-winning partnership with Pat Cummins).

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