Australia’s premier spinner Nathan Lyon has achieved another mind-blogging feat during the fourth day of the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Thursday.
Lyon bagged six scalps during Bangladesh’s second innings to help the Australians to bundle out the hosts for 157 runs. Lyon also picked up seven wickets in the first innings and hence, registered a record of taking of registering best bowling figures by an Australian in Asia.
In total, Lyon ended the match with excellent figures of 13/154 and he exceeded teammate Steve O’Keefe’s existing record of 12/70. It was also the first occasion when Lyon picked up least 5-wicket hauls in 3consecutive Test innings.
The Australian spinner also surpassed India’s spin duo Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin in the list of most wickets taken in 2017. Both Jadeja and Ashwin have taken 44 wickets in 2017 while, Lyon now has 45 scalps.
Nathan has been in phenomenal form in this series since the first Test, he became only the second spinner from Australia to scalp 250 wickets in the longest format of the game. Also, Lyon became only the eight Aussies bowler in the history of Test cricket to achieve this feat.