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Lyon insists Australia will show `no mercy` to wounded Windies

Australia's Nathan Lyon bowls against New Zealand during their first test cricket  match at the Gabba in Brisbane December 2, 2011.  REUTERS/Jason O?Brien (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) - RTR2UQ5L
Australia's Nathan Lyon bowls against New Zealand during their first test cricket match at the Gabba in Brisbane December 2, 2011. REUTERS/Jason O?Brien (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) - RTR2UQ5L

Sydney: Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has insisted that his side will not display any mercy to the wounded West Indies side in the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne.

The once-formidable West Indies side crashed to an innings and 212-run defeat in the opening Test of the three-match series in Hobart, triggering widespread criticism from former greats on the current plight of the islanders’ stand in the international cricket.

Prior to the tour, the Jason Holder-led side had suffered a humiliating 10-wicket loss to Cricket Australia XI in Brisbane.

However, Lyon insisted that the tourists cannot be taken lightly as they are a talented side, adding that he was expecting the West Indies to give the Australians a real good crack during the Boxing Day Test, the Sydney Morning Herald.

The 28-year-old further said that Australia won’t taking a backward step, adding that it would be a good challenge for them and that the hosts wouldn’t be taking any mercy on the underdogs. (ANI)