INDvsAUS 2nd Test: In the Delhi Test, Lyon.. threatened the Indian batters. Lyon, who did not make much of an impact in the first test, shined in the second test.
First Published Feb 18, 2023, 4:08 PM IST
Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has achieved a rare feat. As part of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (BGT), Lyon lost by five wickets in the second Test at Delhi. So he became the third bowler to take hundred wickets in BGT. Earlier this record was held by Anil Kumble and Ravichandran Ashwin.
In the Delhi Test, Lyon threatened the Indian batsmen. Lyon, who could not make much of an impact in the first test, exploded in the second test. Team India’s star batsmen Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Pujara, Shreyas Iyer and wicket keeper Srikar Bharat were also dismissed by his bowling.
By taking five wickets in this match, Lyon became the third bowler to take hundred wickets in BGT. England’s veteran pacer James Anderson tops the list with 139 wickets. After that, Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan took the second position with 105 wickets. Lyon (100) came in third place.
Meanwhile, Kumble played 20 Tests against Australia in BGT. He took 111 wickets in these 20 Tests. After that, Ashwin took the place. Before this series, Ashwin took 89 wickets in BGT and stood fourth in this list after Kumble, Harbhajan Singh (95 wickets) and Nathan Lyon (94 wickets). But in the first Test which ended at Nagpur, Ashwin took 3 wickets in the first innings and five wickets in the second innings (total 8). So he became the bowler who took 97 wickets against Aussies in BGT. By taking three wickets in the first innings of the Delhi Test, he became the bowler who scored one hundred wickets. Now Lyon also joins this list.
Adakhana Akshar – Ashwin out..
Akshar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin, who supported the Indian team in the Delhi Test, got out immediately, and the Indian team was in danger of being bowled out. The Aussies overthrew the pair of Ashwin-Akshar who made a partnership of 114 runs with the new ball. First Pat Cummins dismissed Ashwin (37) and then Todd Murphy sent Akshar (74) to the pavilion. As a result, in the first innings of the second test, India scored 260 runs for the loss of 9 wickets despite the end of 83 overs.
Last Updated Feb 18, 2023, 4:09 PM IST