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Shane Warne (Above) believes Nathan Lyon was getting  © Getty Images

Melbourne: Australian spin great Shane Warne has heaped praise on Nathan Lyon, saying that the off-spinner has become much more ‘confident’ and is getting better each day. Warne’s comments came in the wake of Lyon’s four-wicket haul that helped his side to take a massive 459-run lead at stumps on the third day of the second Test against West Indies in Melbourne. The 46-year-old former leg-spinner believes that Lyon was getting revs on the ball, insisting that he has gained rhythm and drift in his deliveries. According to Warne, Lyon appears to be so confident that he expects a wicket out of every ball he delivers, News.com.au reported. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 2nd Test at Melbourne, Day 3

Lyon, who made his Test debut in 2011, is Australia’s leading wicket-taker in the past three years as he grabbed 120 wickets at an average of 34.60. Ahead of the Boxing Day Test against West Indies, Lyon had insisted that his side will not display any mercy to the wounded West Indies side in the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne. The once-formidable West Indies side crashed to an innings and 212-run defeat in the opening Test of the three-match series in Hobart, triggering widespread criticism from former greats on the current plight of the islanders’ stand in the international cricket. FULL UPDATES: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 2nd Test at Melbourne, Day 3

Prior to the tour, the Jason Holder-led side had suffered a humiliating 10-wicket loss to Cricket Australia XI in Brisbane. However, Lyon insisted that the tourists cannot be taken lightly as they are a talented side, adding that he was expecting the West Indies to give the Australians a real good crack during the Boxing Day Test, the Sydney Morning Herald. READ: Steven Smith remains unbeaten as Australia finish at 179-3 on Day 3 of 2nd Test vs West Indies at Melbourne

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