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English tampering taunts won’t make Australia cry: Lyon

MELBOURNE: Australia’s cricketers will just have to bear English taunts over the ball-tampering affair on tour next month for the one-day international series, spinner Nathan Lyon has said. Australia will bring a new-look squad led by test captain Tim Paine for the five-match series, with former skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner suspended for their parts in the scandal in South Africa. Offspinner Lyon, who was recalled to the ODI squad for the first time since 2016, said he expected England fans to take…

Lyon roars for Australia in fourth India Test

DHARAMSALA: Off-spinner Nathan Lyon took four key wickets to fashion a  late comeback for Australia on an engrossing second day in the decisive fourth Test against India on Sunday. The 29-year-old made the most of a lively track at Dharamsala, which is hosting its first Test, to return a rich haul of 4-67 in the final session of play. Fast bowlers Josh Hazlewood (1-40) and Pat Cummins (1-59) also bowled their hearts out during frugal spells to restrict the hosts to 248-6 at stumps. India trail by 52 runs with four…

Brilliant Barcelona, Bayern through to last 16

PARIS: Holders Barcelona celebrated qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League with another stunning display on Tuesday, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi both scoring twice in a 6-1 win against Roma.

Lyon says working on “Australian” carrom with Murali

MELBOURNE: Australia spinner Nathan Lyon is coy about the new delivery he has been refining with Muttiah Muralitharan and hopes to unleash on Pakistan in October's test series, describing it only as an "Australian" carrom ball. An orthodox spinner who has rarely strayed from his stock off-breaks, Lyon teamed up with Australia's new spin bowling consultant Murali to work on the delivery on a two-day training camp in Sri Lanka this week. The partnership between Lyon and Murali, who holds the record of 800 test wickets and…