There’s only one thing better than watching Garry Lyon, the absolute lad, haul in a one-handed classic catch off his own bowling at the Boxing Day Test, and that’s listening to Bill Lawry going absolutely bananas in the commentary booth after it happens.
Nathan “Garry” Lyon – the GOAT, as we all know – took the first English wicket of the Boxing Day Test about halfway through Day 2, with the visiting side chasing down the Australia’s first innings total of 327.
English opener Mark Stoneman gamely struggled to 15, before looping a high chance back towards Lyon’s right.
Didn’t phase Garry, but. Nothing phases the GOAT.
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 27, 2017
How bloody good is that. Plucked outta the air like he does it every ball. The casual trot away; no exuberant celebrations. No fuss. No muss. And 80-year-old Bill Lawry losing his ever-loving mind on the microphone.
Doesn’t get much better than that as far as Australian summer soundtracks go, mates. Put a playlist of Lawry’s greatest calls up on Spotify and watch the subscriber numbers absolutely skyrocket.
Got him. Yes. He’s gone.
The tide has turned on Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test, with the English side skittling the Australians without adding too much to their overnight total, and are currently sitting at 1/72 in their first innings at the tea break.