AUS vs SL: Nathan Lyon equals Shane Warne’s big ‘world record’

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New Delhi. Australia’s legendary spinner Nathan Lyon bowled brilliantly in the first test against Sri Lanka and took 5 wickets. Due to the claws of Lion, Australia piled up Lanka for 212 runs. This was the 20th 5-wicket haul of Test career for Lion. Lion has now become Australia’s 5th bowler to take 5 wickets in Test cricket 20 or more times. Shane Warne (37), Glenn McGrath (29), Dennis Lillee (23) and Clary Grimmett (21) are ahead of Nathan Lyon.

Shane Warne equals world record
Nathan Lyon took 5 wickets in an innings on an Asian pitch for the 9th time. With these figures, he has equaled the great Australian spinner Shav Warne. Warne has also taken 5 or more wickets in an innings 9 times in Asia. In the first innings, Lion took 5 wickets for 90 runs in 25 overs.

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Recorded this too in his name
By taking 5 wickets against Lanka, Lion reached number 12 in terms of bowlers taking the highest wicket in Test cricket. He overtook Sir Richard Hadley. Now he is just 1 wicket away from equalizing Rangana Herath (433). Soon they will also cross Kapil Dev’s mark of 434 wickets. After leaving Kapil behind, he will be included in the top 10 bowlers of Test cricket.

Australia got initial setbacks
Australia, who came to bat in reply to Sri Lanka’s 210 runs, also got early setbacks. Australia’s score was 3 for 98 at stumps on the first day. Opener Usman Khawaja 47 and Travis Head are unbeaten on 6 runs.

Tags: Kapil Dev, Nathan Lyon, Number Game, Shane warne

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