Lyon: We have to bowl in partnerships


Australia spinner Nathan Lyon says the Aussie bowlers will have to bowl in partnerships if they want to win the first Test on the final day against New Zealand at the Gabba.

As the frontline slow bowler in the side, Lyon will be expected to bowl the home side to victory n the fifth day and he said he will be looking to take advantage of the rough created by the fast bowlers.

The Black Caps were 142 for three at the close of the fourth day, still needing another 362 runs to win while Australia just need seven wickets.

Lyon said: "I think I've matured a lot since making my debut and having Shane Warne's legacy hanging above me.  

"Saying that, it's a fourth innings and we've got five bowlers out there to take 10 wickets, so we're going to have to bowl in partnerships and it doesn't always rely on one person's shoulders.

"With Trent Boult, Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc running down outside that wicket, it's creating a lot of footholes for me to hopefully hit and create a bit of havoc for the right handers."