Nathan Lyon took three wickets and Mitchell Starc two in their final Shield hitout before the Test series

Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc enjoyed a final red-ball tune-up before the Test summer to help NSW pull off the steal of the century in Adelaide on Wednesday.

In beating Tasmania by 145 runs at Park 25 No 1, the Blues engineered the biggest come from behind victory in their illustrious history.

The Blues’ 64 is the lowest first innings total they’ve turned into a win, surpassing the 76 they made in their maiden first-class match, against Victoria in 1856.

Hundreds from Nick Larkin, Moises Henriques and Sean Abbott set up the one-in-164-year event.

With runs in the bank, the bowlers – led by Lyon (3-60) and Starc (3-52) — delivered the knockout punch on Wednesday.

Lyon took some punishment when Matthew Wade skipped down the track to stroke a flurry of boundaries down the ground.

But Lyon found his groove when switched to the northern end, where the strong westerly breeze was more to his liking.

He snared Wade caught at leg-slip by Trent Copeland from a ball that drifted on the wind, then had Jake Doran caught by keeper Peter Nevill for four.

“Can I believe it?” Lyon said when asked after play if he was pinching himself at the match turnaround. “Yeah, I can actually.

“There’s a lot of belief in that changeroom. I was proud of everyone in the team. It’s a proud win.”

WE'VE DONE IT!! 🙌 #SheffieldShield

Statistically, it is our greatest comeback in history!

64 is the lowest first innings score the Blues have turned into a win.

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Lyon now moves to a Test footing. He’ll have a week off before resuming training with NSW ahead of the first Test in Adelaide on December 17.

Wade’s 156-ball 59 (seven fours) will surely end any doubt he will join Lyon in the Test squad when it’s announced on Thursday or Friday.

Starc took a modest 4-124 for the match but bowling 39.5 overs will likely pay dividends later in the Test summer.

Starc’s bat-throw when Nevill declared to leave him stranded on 86 raised plenty of eyebrows on Tuesday.

But Lyon said Starc was possibly the “least selfish” player he’d played with and the declaration turned out to be well-timed.

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