Less than a week later, Nathan Lyon made his first-class debut and immediately impressed with a four-for. Nathan Lyon was a shy country guy in awe of the South Australian state team. England had comfortably won the series 3-0. ... the MCG crowd was yelling 'Nice Garry' in unison as Lyon picked a wicket … "Nice Gazza!" When Mike Hussey walked into his hotel room after the … India vs Australia 4th Test: Rahane lauded for gesture towards Nathan Lyon. # The batsmen that Nathan Lyon has dismissed the most times in Test cricket are Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane (ten times apiece). Nathan Lyon played a pivotal role in breaching the Edgbaston fortress on Day Five of the first match of the 2019 Ashes. Plucked out of seemingly nowhere, Nathan Lyon was fast-tracked into the South Australian T20 side. Match Performance: 28-8-59-1 and 10-0-44-0 | 0*. # With four more wickets, Nathan Lyon will join the 400-wicket club in … # With four more wickets, Nathan Lyon will join the 400-wicket club in Test cricket. A lot of fans have wondered over the years why Lyon is called 'Garry'. 100th wicket: Stuart Broad (caught Michael Clarke), Melbourne, 2013. Extending his dream run, Nathan Lyon got the prized scalp of Kumar Sangakkara off his very first ball in Test cricket, becoming only the third Australian to do so. Days later, he was playing the T20 Big Bash. The Rohit Sharma wicket just prior to tea was his 397th. Australia's current wicket-keeper and skipper Tim Paine admitted that the phrase didn't come naturally to him but that Lyon was adamant that he stick with it while standing behind the stumps. Wade was heard on the stump mic constantly saying "Nice Garry!" Round the wicket, first ball, Nathan Lyon found grip, turn and bounce to catch the edge of Sangakkara's bat on its way to Michael Clarke - a classical off-spinner's wicket! Match Performance: 19-6-43-3 and 4-0-17-0 | Catches 1. Quite a GOAT stuff. Their sides met in the final, where Nathan Lyon outshone his future Australian teammate to help South Australia to the title. 200th wicket: Dhananjaya de Silva (caught Usman Khawaja), Pallekele, 2016. Nathan Lyon appeals for a wicket during his memorable Test debut. It took some insistence from Berry to get Nathan Lyon to bowl. For Lyon to excel throughout the series as he did at Edgbaston, he would need loads of support from behind the stumps and any sort of encouragement that he can gain from his teammates - and especially his skipper. 50th wicket: Jacques Rudolph (caught Ed Cowan), Adelaide, 2012. Australia vs India, 4th Test: Nathan Lyon took the wicket of Rohit Sharma on Day 2 in his 100th Test match at The Gabba, and will be eyeing Rishabh Pant's too, when play resumes on Day 3. Will Try to Aim at the Crack Outside Off-Stump: Nathan Lyon. On the flip side, it was a heartbreaking way for Nathan Lyon to cap off what he would have hoped to be a memorable 100th Test milestone match. Follow Sportskeeda for all the updates on Ashes live score, news, results, Ashes Schedule 2019e, most runs, most wickets and fantasy tips. Someone told Berry that the 'bloke on the roller' is a good off-spinner. Lyon has the phrase “Nice, Garry” emblazoned across his trainers (Getty Images) Over the years, we have become accustomed to hearing the Aussie wicket-keepers trying to fire Lyon up through some weird nicknames. He ended the season as the joint highest wicket-taker in the tournament alongside a teenaged Pat Cummins. The site is also not intended to be a museum, but rather a place where photos can be viewed, grouped, commented upon, analyzed, and interpreted for those interested in the photographs. On a tricky pitch with countless dry patches, Lyon wreaked havoc on the English batting line-up with his classical off-spin. The mark has even eluded more illustrious names like Adam Gilchrist, Rod Marsh and Greg Chappell. Source:Supplied Instead, Rahane, a former teenage black belt in karate, presented Lyon with a … might be as good a way to encourage him as any. Like Rahane, veteran Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has not personally had the best of times at this India vs Australia test series. 250th wicket: Taijul Islam (lbw), Dhaka, 2017. Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon … With his blue batting helmet (colour of his Special Olympics Adelaide Strikers team) fixed firmly in … Trivia: Unlike his Indian counterpart Ravichandran Ashwin, Nathan Lyon doesn’t bowl much with the new ball. "It’s a little bit different. Lyon… Just three years older than Lyon, Cullen, 36, could theoretically still be playing Test cricket if this was an easy caper. He ensnared the Englishmen into his trap, picking up a staggering nine scalps in the see-saw contest that saw momentum shifting sides several times throughout the five days. Nice Garry - The Nathan Lyon Story. Ahead of his 100th Test, let's look at Nathan Lyon's performances in his milestone Tests, his milestone wickets and go through some interesting numbers. Match Figures: 15-3-34-5 and 19.5-2-73-1 | 0* and 13 | Catches 1. Nathan Lyon did not make any significant impact, claiming the lone wicket of Joe Root. during Australia's Test series against the Proteas back in 2016-17. His namesake is a former Australian Football League legend and an ex-captain of Melbourne Football Club, who now works as a TV broadcaster.Â. # Nathan Lyon (396 wickets) is Australia’s second-most successful spin bowler behind Shane Warne (708 wickets). Nathan Lyon played a pivotal role in breaching the Edgbaston fortress on Day Five of the first match of the 2019 Ashes. Lyon leads clinic ahead of Adelaide Test. During his tenure as a ground staff at the Adelaide Oval, his bowling talent was spotted by Southern Australia's coach Darren Berry. The reason is pretty straightforward. The shouts seemed to spur the off-spinner on and also radiate positive energy around the team as a whole. In truth, he is arguably one of Australia's greatest ever bowlers, period. In day-night Tests, he has taken 29 wickets in eight Tests at an average of 27.4. # Nathan Lyon (396 wickets) is Australia’s second-most successful spin bowler behind Shane Warne (708 wickets). Watch ‘Nice Garry - The Nathan Lyon Story’ on Fox Cricket after day one of the Gabba Test! “I sat him down. That ‘Nice Garry’ wicket — Australia v Pakistan, 2016 You kind of had to be there. The phrase even began trending on Twitter after that, and there are a plethora of memes that have been made on the phrase ever since. Photos, videos, and other materials. One hundred Tests. # Nathan Lyon is the most successful spinner with the pink ball. # In Brisbane, the venue of his 100th Test, Lyon has played nine Tests and has claimed 35 wickets at a decent average of 29.37. Picture: Getty With just seven wickets at an average of 58.71 runs per wicket – it is one of the driest series of Lyon… Nathan Lyon is an incredible story. ... Lyon … It was like a day 3 wicket yesterday, and there's a nice crack outside off-stump so I'm trying to aim at that. He is poised to become the 16th entrant in the illustrious club, which comprises only five spinners. However, Nathan Lyon is now known not only for his ability with the ball but for his unique nickname of ‘Gary’. He averages 32 runs per wicket, four wickets per match and has a strike rate of 63.9. Michael Clarke introduced Nathan Lyon in the 16th over. Mark Howard sits down with Nathan Lyon to discuss the Australian Test spinner's career and reflect upon his 100th Test match and 400th Test wicket. # 23% of Nathan Lyon’s Test wickets have come against India. He’s working on it. Ajinkya Rahane's nice gesture for Nathan Lyon in his milestone match. 'Nice Garry' becomes Gabba's favourite son ... with Lyon snaring a key breakthrough late in proceedings to leave Australia eight wickets away from a one-nil series lead. Australia dismantled a listless West Indies, with Nathan Lyon running through the top and middle-order of the visitors in the first innings. BRISBANE: Australia spinner Nathan Lyon on Saturday said that he is looking forward to bowling to Rishabh Pant as the wicketkeeper-batsman always tries to smash him. From a groundsman to being mistaken as Ricky Ponting to Australia's premier spinner, he is all set to play his 100th Test when Australia take on India at The Gabba in Brisbane on Friday. Tomorrow, Nathan Lyon will join an illustrious club w... hen he becomes the 13th Australian to play in 100 Test matches. # In June 2015, Nathan Lyon surpassed Hugh Trumble’s tally of 141 wickets to become Australia’s most successful off-spinner in the longest format of the game. Rishabh always tries to smash me so I'm looking forward to bowl to him, it's always a great battle with him," said Lyon during the rain-break. ... Nathan Lyon. No bowler has taken more Test wickets than him since his debut. At 33, and playing a milestone 100th test match Lyon would have hoped for a better haul than the 9 he ended the series with. Little did he know that the next few casual roll-overs would define his career, and he would embark on his way to filling the five-year void of a world-class Australian spinner after Shane Warne. It feels like Lyon has been granted his wish; throughout the first Ashes Test this year, we could hear Paine exhorting the bowler with his "Nice Gazza!" Aussie wicket-keeper Matthew Wade’s encouragement towards Nathan Lyon using the term ‘Nice Garry’ — Garry being Lyon’s nickname after Melbourne AFL champion Garry Lyon — had quickly become a social phenomenon. 300th wicket: Kagiso Rabada, (stumped Tim Paine), Cape Town, 2018. I’m enjoying it.”. Nathan Lyon was then playing for Prospect Cricket Club and worked as a groundsman at the Adelaide Oval. Cue Nathan ‘Nice Garry’ Lyon. The star Aussie off-spinner seems to love his new identification, something he feels gets the fans going as well. A lot of India’s fortunes in Brisbane will depend on the duo. "Garry" from Matthew Wade and "Gazza" from Tim Paine have been the most prominent in recent times, and that hasn't gone unnoticed by the fans at all.Â, Digging deeper into this mystery of nicknames which do not seem to be in sync with the 31-year old offie's original name, we discover that Lyon, in fact, fancies the nickname "Garry" which stems from Garry Lyon. Then Australian selector Greg Chappell backed the then 23-year-old Nathan Lyon, who doubted if he belonged to the environment. Nice Garry: The Nathan Lyon Story Movie - Get information about Nice Garry: The Nathan Lyon Story movie wiki and full movie reviews story plot star cast, Latest movies coming soon and new movie releases date, movie review, trailer, teaser, full video songs at UMIDb | Mark Howard sits down with Nathan Lyon to discuss the Australian Test spinner's career and reflect upon his 100th … Nathan Lyon of Australia appeals for a wicket during the third Test. During the Big Bash season of 2017, Lyon wore shoes with "Nice Garry!" To his credit, Nathan Lyon found a captain in Michael Clarke, who understood the off-spinner's art and backed him to nurture it. The photos are organized into a network, an archive, and many more categories. Match Result: Australia won by an innings and 212 runs. I know he’s been in his room working on it," Lyon said. What a legend he has become ! Mark Howard sits down with Nathan Lyon to discuss the Australian Test spinner's career and reflect upon his 100th Test match and 400th Test wicket. Nice Garry! The ongoing Test is his 100th and Lyon is looking to get his 400th Test wicket in the series. (Getty) ... Nice, Garry. Nathan Lyon has had a disappointing series, but can finish with a bang. Australia's favourite (unarguably) bowler Nathan Lyon has put world records aside and claimed a wicket on what was meant to be the famous 'Niice Garryyy' delivery. It was a lion-like performance on a pitch that was said to take lots of grip and turn as the game progressed. Less than seven months later, he was bowling for Australia in Tests. As the crowd prepared to shout “Nice Garry” in unison, after Lyon delivered his third ball, they were sent into rapture when the cult Aussie spinner picked up the first wicket of the Boxing Day Test. Nathan Lyon is set to join Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708), Anil Kumble (619), Rangana Herath (433) and Harbhajan Singh (417). A monumental milestone that reflects longevity, consistency and celebrates a legacy. Nathan Michael Lyon (born 20 November 1987) is an Australian international cricketer.He made his Test debut in 2011 and plays domestic cricket for New South Wales.Lyon is an off spin bowler and a lower-order right-handed batsman.As of June 2020, Lyon is the 16th-ranked Test bowler and 20th-ranked Test all-rounder in the world, according to the ICC Player Rankings. 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