The problem with the short ball tactic is if someone takes you on and makes decent connection, you could leak runs. Nathan Lyon hit three sixes off Mark Wood while Alex Carey picked up a four through fine leg. After the impressive start which saw the pacer bounce out Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, his 17th over has gone for 17 runs. Australia have managed to post a strong total of 303 on the board and would be thankful to Lyon for his quickfire cameo worth 31.
Nathan Lyon: six-hitting machine!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2022