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Shane Warne slams Matt Prior for mocking Nathan Lyon after Leeds loss

Shane Warne has slammed former England cricketer Matt Prior for taking a dig at Nathan Lyon in the aftermath of the stunning third Ashes Test at Headingley.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 28, 2019 11:03:15 am
Shane Warne, Matt Prior got involved in a war of words on Twitter (Source: AP/Reuters)

Shane Warne has slammed former England cricketer Matt Prior for taking a dig at Nathan Lyon in the aftermath of the stunning third Ashes Test at Headingley.

Lyon made a costly error when he missed a run-out opportunity, allowing Ben Stokes and Jack Leach to complete a record run chase and level the series 1-1. He was also denied a plumb LBW appeal against Stokes, as Australia had exhausted their reviews.

The Australians were convinced that they had got Stokes’ leg before wicket but umpire Joel Wilson thought otherwise.

Prior, who has a history with Lyon, after the off-spinner attacked him during a press conference before the 2017/18 Ashes, wasted no time in taking a jibe at Australian for his mistake, but only to be taken to task by Warne.

English club cricketer Chris Adams joined him, poking fun at the Australian media for not accepting the defeat gracefully.

However, Warne did not seem thrilled with Prior’s tweet as he replied to him in a series of tweets.

The one-wicket victory kept England alive in the series with both sides claiming one win each.

The two teams go up against each other in the fourth Ashes Test at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester starting September 4.

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