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Nathan Lyon creates new record in Test for Australia, surpasses Dennis Lillee

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Aug 25, 2019, 6:48 pm IST
Updated : Aug 25, 2019, 6:48 pm IST

Nathan Lyon became the third most successful wicket-taker for Australia in Tests, surpassing Dennis Lillee.

Nathan Lyon became the third most successful wicket-taker for Australia in Tests, surpassing Dennis Lillee.
 Nathan Lyon became the third most successful wicket-taker for Australia in Tests, surpassing Dennis Lillee.

Mumbai: On Day 4 of the third Ashes Test, Nathan Lyon became the third most successful wicket-taker for Australia in Tests, surpassing Dennis Lillee. He achieved this feat by dismissing Joe Root in Headingly on Sunday. Currently, Lyon has 356 wickets in 89 Test matches.

Only three sides have made more than 300 to win in the fourth innings of a Test at Headingley -- Australia (404-3 in 1948), England (315-4 against Australia, 2001) and the West Indies with 322-5 two years ago.

 

The English are currently at 252/5 after a small cameo from Jonny Bairstow. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are now on strike and will see to it that they take their team through the finish line.

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