Australia secured a comprehensive victory over England in the first Test match of the Ashes as they beat the hosts by 251 runs, with spinner Nathan Lyon grabbing six scalps and pacer Pat Cummins taking four scalps to seal the victory for the visitors.
Nathan Lyon's six scalps included many big scalps like England skipper Joe Root, Jason Roy, and vice-captain Ben Stokes. He finished his spell with figures of 6-49 in 20 overs in the second innings. The off-spinner's latest performance saw him go past the 350-wicket mark for Australia. The 31-year-old narrowly missed out on a hat-trick after dismissing Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad in consecutive deliveries.
After Lyon's outstanding bowling spell helped Australia draw the first blood in the five-match Test series, his Big Bash League (BBL) team Sydney Sixers came forward to pay a special tribute to him. The Sixers have taken their creativity to the next level by and for this it seems that Disney's one of the most epic masterpieces 'Lion King' is the best example that they could have looked forward to.
In the video, the 2012 Big Bash League winners have morphed the main character Simba's head and replaced it with Lyon and he can be seen held by Rafiki. The former champions also applauded the champion spinner by writing 'Well played, mate!'
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The fans were impressed by this unique idea and they were full of praises for the same.
Meanwhile, veteran England pacer James Anderson has been ruled out due to a calf injury and will not be taking part in the second Test which starts at Lord's on August 14.