Australia required one wicket to win while Jack Leach and Ben Stokes were trying to save England from another defeat.
Mumbai: Australia would have retained the urn had Nathan Lyon not fumbled the return throw. But, ultimately at the end, Nathan Lyon would be blaming himself for the blooper. Australia required one wicket to win while Jack Leach and Ben Stokes were trying to save England from another defeat. After Stokes played a reverse-sweep shot, Jack Leach ran straight towards the 28-year-old all-rounder.
After the England spinner ran half-way down the track, Ben Stokes asked him to return to the non-striker’s crease, but he Leach was a mile away from the crease when the return throw came, all Lyon had to do was pick the ball with his hands and hit the stumps.
However, when the throw came, Lyon fumbled and let the arch-rivals get away. In the next ball, Stokes was plumb leg before the wicket but Australia had no reviews left as they wasted all their reviews.
After the match ended, the Australia fans took to twitter and bashed the Australian spinner for his mistake that cost Australians the match.
Tim Paine blowing Australia’s last review an over before he needed it— Daniel Collison (@dc5969) August 25, 2019
Nathan Lyon fumbling the easiest of run out chances 😭— Scott Collison (@collo05) August 25, 2019
Time for Nathan Lyon to retire🏏🕷🤨— David Bowmaker (@david_bowmaker) August 26, 2019
Alright. Morning after the night (earlier morning) before.
Game on. Series still alive.
Yes, there were stuff ups galore but I’m also proud of Lyon for having the composure to produce that ball straight after the missed run out.
Get around our boys & bring on the fourth Test!!— Neroli Meadows (@Neroli_M_FOX) August 25, 2019
Way too positive so soon after the game Neroli... need a day of blaming the umpire, shaking our head in disbelief at wasting the the review and feeling a bit of empathy for Nathan Lyon..— Dave Hutchison (@dockerhutch) August 26, 2019
What a match. What a man. Ben Stokes! This man is clearly going to end up being one of the greats of the game. Within a span of weeks to first produce that performance in the world cup final and today one of the greatest ashes victories ever. Amazing #Ashes2019— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) August 25, 2019
This match had everything! Test cricket is just the best! Feel for Nathan Lyon, but how do you describe that innings from Stokes after a great bowling performance - talk about a one man team!— Paul (@IntestinalWorm) August 26, 2019