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IND vs AUS: Nathan Lyon breaks Shane Warne’s record to become best visiting bowler in Asia

New Delhi: Australia off-spin bowler Nathan Lyon continues to rise as the best-performing bowler in the Asian subcontinent. Lyon now has 129 Test wickets, which is the highest by a visiting bowler in Asia. The 35-year-old has now surpassed his countrymen Shane Warne in the string. India's troubles continue on day one as Nathan Lyon picks […]

Edited By : Prateek Gautam | Updated: Mar 1, 2023 15:27 IST
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New Delhi: Australia off-spin bowler Nathan Lyon continues to rise as the best-performing bowler in the Asian subcontinent. Lyon now has 129 Test wickets, which is the highest by a visiting bowler in Asia. The 35-year-old has now surpassed his countrymen Shane Warne in the string.

Lyon’s breakthrough performance in 3rd Test

Nathan Lyon achieved this milestone in the ongoing 3rd Test match against India in Indore, after dismissing Ravindra Jadeja. Lyon, who took a fifer on his debut in Sri Lanka, has the most wickets in India when it comes to playing in Asia, with 45 of them. The lowest he has is in Pakistan with 12 scalps. However, the 35-year-old has played only three Tests in Pakistan’s backyard so far.

Lyon wickets in Asia

Lyon, with 129 wickets, now stands above Warne (127), Daniel Vettori (98), Dale Steyn (92), James Anderson (82) and Courtney Walsh (77). Earlier in the day, India won the toss and skipper Rohit Sharma opted to bat first against the Aussies.

Nathan Lyon scalped his first wicket by removing Cheteshwar Pujara, and after that, he trapped KS Bharat for LBW.

Australia is 0-2 down in the four-Test series and needs a turnaround to have any hope of drawing the series.

First published on: Mar 01, 2023 01:07 PM IST

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