Lyon hopeful of 'wickets and win' in 'home turf' Adelaide Test

Sydney, Nov. 18 (ANI): Offspinner Nathan Lyon looking forward to taking some good number of wickets in the second-Test rumble with the Proteas squad in his home turf in Adelaide.

Lyon, who turns 25 on Tuesday, will become the youngest Australian off-spinner to reach 50 Test wickets with four South African scalps in Adelaide and is determined to keep "riding the dream".

"I haven't got there yet but to come out in a home Test and do the right thing, stay in the competition and hopefully take those four wickets, it would be a great achievement," quoted Lyon, as saying.

"I have never really looked into the stats. I am proud of my achievements thus far. My Mum asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I said hopefully a home Test match win and some wickets," he added.

According to the report, the Proteas targeted Lyon's off-spin in Brisbane but he warned that there will be "more spin" on an Adelaide strip he used to mow as Oval curator.

"We think we came out of that Test on top and thought there were a couple of big blows we landed," Lyon said, adding Adelaide's "natural variation and bounce" will be prove a great ally.

"I felt I was in the game in Brisbane and quite happy they came at me. I created chances and Michael Clarke was happy with it. I am looking forward to getting out there in the Adelaide Test. I was fortunate enough to bowl in South Africa last series so I knew they were going to come quite hard at me," he added. (ANI)


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