Lyon, having riled Root and plenty of other Englishmen earlier this week with some uncharacteristically forthright views, ran Vince out for 83 with a direct hit.
He went on: "Reading comments like that nearly gives you an extra incentive to go out there and try and make a statement". While Stoneman came up with his second Test fifty, Vince, playing in his eighth Test, registered his maiden half-century. "And when you're on the move... you have to start it to the left-hand side of the stumps and momentum takes the ball towards the stump", he said.
James Vince intends to ensure everyone in Australia knows who he is for the rest of this winter's Ashes.
"I've been focused to try to capitalise on this opportunity and get myself nailed-down in the team".
Captain Joe Root (15) and Alastair Cook (2) both fell cheaply before the tourists reached 196 for four when bad light ended an attritional, rain-affected day.
Yet he reined in some of his more attacking flourishes, travelling with a foot lightly touching the brake until his 40s before easing off with some elegant off-drives later. He had one significant let-off on 68, when Tim Paine, of all people, shelled a snick behind the stumps off Lyon to leave the wicketkeeper's card marked seven years after his last Test. But otherwise he made his own before it ran out when he was run out on 83.
Australia’s new-ball specialist Mitchell Starc
Pat Cummins broke the stand when a ball ran through Stoneman's defence in the 55th over to boost the hosts just before tea.
This was always going to be a very vulnerable third innings of the Test match in Brisbane: there was a little deficit for England to negotiate, they had a tricky little session to bat and it was all about survival and ticking the clock down as Australia had a new ball and were intent on upping the ante.
That set about a collapse of six for 58 in an hour's play and England were bundled out for 302 at lunch, with Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball and Stuart Broad also dismissed by short balls.
When pressed on the issue by the same reporter, Lyon quipped: "Let's go".
"He's one of those guys who loves getting into the contest".
His wickets took him to 271 wickets in 70 Tests, the most wickets by an Australian offspinner. And that is a good sign.
"It is a bit obviously", he said.