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“Can Someone Please Smack Lyon”: Kevin Pietersen Fumes on Twitter As Australia Put England On The Ropes

Ashes: Kevin Pietersen fumed on Twitter amid England’s dismal batting show.© Instagram

Kevin Pietersen on Saturday fumed at England’s dismal batting show towards Australia on Day Three of the continued second Ashes Test in Adelaide. Taking to Twitter, the previous England skipper urged the batters to “smack” Nathan Lyon, who he known as an “off-spinner with zero variations”. The 41-year-old additionally described the Adelaide Oval, the venue for the continued Day/Night pink-ball Test, because the flattest cricket pitch on the planet. “Can SOMEONE please smack Lyon? FFS! Off spinner with zero variations and bowling on world cricket’s flattest road,” Pietersen wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

England had misplaced each their openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed forward of Stumps on Day 2. The guests resumed play on Day Three at 17/2 with skipper Root and Malan within the center.

Both gamers showcased loads of grit and dedication, including 138 runs for the third wicket earlier than Root was dismissed on 62 by younger Australian all-rounder Cameron in the course of the second session.

Malan, batting on 82, was dismissed seven runs after Root’s dismissal as Mitchell Starc struck to cut back England to 157/4.

Lyon then received the higher of Ollie Pope (5) earlier than Starc received his third wicket of the match by dismissing Joe Buttler for a duck.

At Tea, England have been ultimately bowled out for 236, trailing Australia by 237 runs.

Earlier, Australia had declared their first innings at 473/9 on the again of a century from Marnus Labuschagne and essential knocks from David Warner (95) and Steve Smith (93).


Stokes was the decide of the bowlers for England with three scalps to his identify within the first innings.

At Stumps on Day 3, Australia have been 45 for one, main England by 282 runs.

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