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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 18:02 IST

Ashwin lauds Nathan Lyon for becoming second off-spinner in history to take 500 wickets in Tests

Nathan Lyon achieved the feat during the first Test match between Australia and Pakistan at the Perth Stadium on Sunday.

Vishal Tiwari
Ashwin and Nathan Lyon
Ashwin and Nathan Lyon | Image:Ashwin/AP
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AUS vs PAK: Australian veteran Nathan Lyon on Sunday entered the history books as he became the third Aussie bowler and eighth overall to take 500 wickets in Test cricket. Lyon achieved the feat during the first Test match between Australia and Pakistan at the Perth Stadium. Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath were the only Australian bowlers to have taken 500 or more wickets in the red-ball format. Lyon joined these legends on the exclusive list by picking up five wickets in the match. 

3 things you need to know

  • Australia won the first Test match against Pakistan by 360 runs
  • Pakistan were bowled out for 89 runs in the final innings
  • Nathan Lyon became the latest player to take 500 Test wickets

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Ashwin lauds Nathan Lyon for achieving a rare record

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin congratulated Nathan Lyon for his remarkable achievement as he highlighted that the Australian bowler is only the eighth player and second off-spinner in the history of the game to take 500 wickets in Test cricket. Ashwin himself has taken 489 scalps in the longest format and is nearing the 500-wicket mark.  

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 18:02 IST

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