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Paine backs off spinner to tame Ben Stokes

Paine backs off spinner to tame Ben Stokes

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has been having a tough time in England especially after he recently missed a run out opportunity for the final English wicket in Headingley. The spinner missed the ball completely which gave enough time to the batsman to get home safely and take the game till the end.

Nonetheless, skipper Tim Paine still believes that Nathan Lyon would be the man he would turn to whenever he would want to stop Ben Stokes as he has proven to be quite lethal against him in the series previously.

“I think Nathan Lyon in the last two Tests alone has got him out five or six times had we held our catches or referred our lbws. Lyono's still a huge weapon against him, and there's some things we've spoken about with our fast bowlers where we think we can do things a little better than him," he said.