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South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Patience pays off for Australia

Feb 20, 2014: On a slow St. George's Park surface providing them little of the assistance they enjoyed at Centurion, Australia's four-man attack exerted constant pressure on South Africa's batsmen

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Lyon changes angle of attack

Feb 8, 2014: Nathan Lyon added one more weapon to his spin armory after gaining confidence from bowling over the wicket, an angle of attack he seldom employed during the recently-concluded Ashes

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

Sixers v Thunder, BBL 2013-14, Sydney

Lyon helps Sixers move into second place

Jan 25, 2014: Nathan Lyon and Nic Maddinson helped Sydney Sixers to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Sydney Thunder that gave the Sixers a good chance of hosting a BBL semi-final

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2013-14

Lyon behind public rendition of team song

Jan 6, 2014: Nathan Lyon said emotion fuelled a public singing of the Australia team song barely minutes after the final wicket fell in Sydney

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Australia's attack proves fitter, faster and deeper

Jan 5, 2014: Australia's triumph was achieved on the back of an attack who proved themselves the fittest, fastest and perhaps even the best of any Ashes bowling ensemble

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Lyon feels the love at last

Dec 28, 2013: He has gone under the radar for much of his career but Nathan Lyon is now Australia's joint-leading Test wicket-taker in 2013 and a fixture in the team

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Australia gifted a reprieve by broken England

Dec 28, 2013: Nathan Lyon took 5 for 50, including his 100th Test wicket, as he and Mitchell Johnson inspired another England collapse to set up a chase of 231 for a 4-0 series lead

The Report by Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2013-14

Lyon on cusp of 100 Test wickets

Dec 23, 2013: Nathan Lyon, the Australia offspinner, is just five wickets away from becoming the fifth offspinner in Australia's history to take 100 Test wickets

Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne

The Ashes 2013-14

Lyon a likely starter in Perth

Dec 11, 2013: Nathan Lyon is expected to retain his place for the third Test at the WACA, with the coach Darren Lehmann reluctant to ask too much of his fast bowlers

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide

Lyon ready for hard toil on 'belter'

Dec 3, 2013: Nathan Lyon is preparing for a heavy workload in the Adelaide Test on a pitch he described as "a belter"

Brydon Coverdale

The Ashes 2013-14

Nathan Lyon finds his voice

Nov 29, 2013: When he cleared his throat to lead "Under the Southern Cross" for the first time last week, Nathan Lyon did so as Australia's undisputed No. 1 spin bowler. The path there has been bumpy

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Johnson blows England away in a 381-run drubbing

Nov 24, 2013: The field set for Mitchell Johnson summed up Australia's supremacy as they closed in on victory in the first Test at the Gabba

The Report by David Hopps

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Trott innings swung the day - Haddin

Nov 22, 2013: Brad Haddin pointed to Jonathan Trott's fraught innings before lunch and Nathan Lyon's telling two wicket contribution as the keys to Australia's dominant position at the close of day two at the Gabba

Daniel Brettig in Brisbane

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Australian mayhem orchestrated backstage

Nov 22, 2013: Their bowling display has been a feather in the cap for the hard work of coaches Craig McDermott and John Davison

Daniel Brettig in Brisbane

The Ashes 2013-14

Watson returns to bowling crease

Nov 18, 2013: Shane Watson considers himself a strong chance of resuming at the bowling crease during the first Ashes Test, the major question a matter of when

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2013-14

Australia spin coach to travel for Ashes

Nov 15, 2013: Australian cricket's hierarchy has finally responded to calls for spin bowlers to be afforded specialist guidance during the Test summer, with the National Cricket Centre spin coach John Davison expected to be on hand at training before four out of five A

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2013

Signs of development but much to do

Aug 26, 2013: Australia's Ashes performance wasn't far off what was expected: a wholehearted, often impressive, bowling attack but an inconsistent batting order, although there are signs of promise

Daniel Brettig

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Durham, 4th day

Australia's roadrunner out of reach

Aug 12, 2013: Australia have got close to England a few times in the series only to be unable to quite catch them and when they have let chances slip they have done so in style

Jarrod Kimber at Chester-le-Street

Eng v Aus, 4th Investec Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Australia's economy brings great value

Aug 9, 2013: Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle have led Australia's bowling in this series, but it was their other three team-mates who stole the show in an opening day battle of patience and discipline

Brydon Coverdale at Chester-le-Street

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Lyon's simple ploy that foxed England

Aug 9, 2013: Nathan Lyon is not a "modern" offspinner but his old-school values have served him well

Mark Nicholas
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