Stuart Broad knocks off Nathan Lyon’s helmet, wins hearts with his gesture

Australia got bowled out for 138, setting England a target of 322 to win.

Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon was struck on the helmet. (Photo Source: Twitter)

One of the biggest rivalries in the sporting world is living up to its reputation. Australia and England haven’t left a single opportunity to have a go at each other. The players chatter a lot off the field and they have backed it on the field too. But on this occasion, today in Adelaide, paceman Stuart Broad went up to Nathan Lyon to check if he is fine after being hit by a bouncer. Broad’s delivery broke Lyon’s helmet grill and the players from the slip cordon too came in to check if the Aussie is doing fine.

Lyon scored 14 in Australia’s second innings. He did score couple of boundaries but on that particular instance, the batsman was in no position to counter the bounce as he took his eyes off. Lyon had come in as a night watchman yesterday after the hosts lost four wickets with less than fifty on the board. The visitors bundled out Steve Smith’s men for 138 and are now chasing 322 to script a famous win and level the series.

Stuart Broad facing disciplinary action

Stuart Broad is facing disciplinary action from match officials after giving a strong send-off to Peter Handscomb. England coach Trevor Bayliss had said that he is not a big fan of sledging and wants the ICC to ban microphones “Well, personally from my point of view I’m probably not (comfortable). And that goes from both sides,” he said. But it’s just the way the game is these days. I’d like to see the microphones turned down. I don’t think that’s necessarily a great thing for young kids at home watching.

“It adds to the spectacle when you’re here playing the game but I don’t think anyone necessarily needs to listen to what’s being said. It’s red-blooded young males … playing a very competitive sport and sometimes those emotions boil over.

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