Nathan Lyon reaches the 400 Test wicket landmark

    Australian spinner Nathan Lyon reached a remarkable landmark of taking 400 test wickets for his nation. The 34-year-old on Saturday became the third Australian to do so behind Glenn McGrath with 563 wickets and Shane Warne with 708 wickets. Overall in the world, he became the 17th bowler to achieve this height. He did the same in the Ashes test series against England in the opening test at Gabba in Brisbane.

    Stats on Nathan Lyon

    Firstly, Nation Lyon is one of the few spinners in test cricket to take 400 wickets including Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, R Ashwin, Rangana Herath, and Harbhajan Singh. The Australian did this achievement in his 101st test match. He is expected to add more than 100 test wickets to his name, with a few more years left in his career.

    The big record

    Nathan Lyon reached this big record after taking the wicket of Dawid Malan, dismissing him on 82in the second over of Day 2. Along with that he too broke the 162 run third wicket partnership along with Joe Root which led to England’s decline in their batting. Nathan Lyon who was not able to take a single wicket picked 4 wickets in the second innings including Malan, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, and Mark Wood.

    Lyon in this regard

    Nathan Lyon on achieving the feat he said that it is pretty amazing to have a breakthrough in the early morning session. Lyon was stuck on 399 wickets in the initial phase of this year, on January 19 when India came to Australia, emerging victoriously in the Gabba test, and in the 4 match series by a score of 2-1.

    Nathan Lyon is expected to set many more records, as he is one of the finest spinners of the world at present, and fans will look forward to seeing more of Lyon.

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