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Nathan Lyon finished with figures of 1 for 53 in his quota of overs against South Africa © Getty Images

Sept 3, 2014

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon suffered a injury during Australia‘s convincing 62-run victory against South Africa in the Triangular series in Zimbabwe. Lyon completed his quota of overs but hobbled of the field, citing a thigh strain which leaves him in doubt for the event’s finale. With their victory, Australia booked their place in the finals in what has been their first tour to the land in a decade.

Despite the injury scare, reports from the Australian dressing room indicate only a minor niggle for the 27-year old, who should be fit in time to play in the final. Australia’s stand-in skipper George Bailey seemed unpertubed about Lyon’s fitness status, he said “I don’t think it will be an issue. I think he’s pretty confident the doctor and physio will settle that down in the next couple of days,”

The lengthy time to recuperate should also be ample time for the tweaker to return to full fitness. Lyon sat out in the previous games as he witnessed his side losing to the brilliance of AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis despite posting a huge score. The real body blow came in the form of hosts Zimbabwe, who humbled the four time One-Day International (ODI) side by three wickets. he said”We’ve got three days off so that’s a pretty good break.”