Nathan Lyon spun the ball really sharp    Getty Images ( File Photo)
Nathan Lyon spun the ball really sharp Getty Images ( File Photo)

Oct 7, 2014

Nathan Lyon bowled a double wicket maiden to give Australia a upper hand in the first ODI against Pakistan played at Sharjah on Tuesday.

Lyon was introduced to bowl when the duo of Sarfaraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq were taking the Pakistan team to safety. Ahmed had hit Faulkner for few lusty blows and was looking pretty dangerous. Lyon first dismissed Ahmed when he tried to slog sweep him and next got Misbah-Ul-Haq.

Mitchell Johnson who was introduced in the next over to take advantage of the pressure which was building. He dismissed Asad Shafiq who was stuck at the other end for a long time.

Pakistan were reduced to 63 for 4 after the end of 14 overs.