Off-spinner Nathan Lyon took only one wicket on the second day of the Day-Night Test match against the West Indies, but this wicket was enough to take him ahead of Shane Warne.
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Australia’s legendary off-spinner Nathan Lyon has already got his name written among the best bowlers of the current era, especially the top 3 spinners. This great bowler of Australia is constantly looking to improve his excellent record and in this sequence he achieved something on Friday, December 9, on which not only he but also his teammates and his close ones would be very proud. Adelaide Oval He has now become the most successful Test bowler on the same ground where he was working as Lion’s groundsman a decade ago.
On the second day of the ongoing Day-Night Test match against the West Indies, Nathan Lyon added another page to his name in the golden history of Australian cricket. Lion caught number four batsman Jermaine Blackwood on his own ball in West Indies’ first innings.
Warne’s record broken in Adelaide
With this wicket, Nathan Lyon became the highest Test wicket-taker at the Adelaide Oval ground. Lion has now taken a total of 57 wickets in 22 innings in this ground and his average is 26.31. This record of his is even more special because he broke the record of great leg-spinner Shane Warne. Warne had a total of 56 wickets in 26 innings in Adelaide.
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Not only this, but Nathan Lyon is also one of the most successful bowlers in Day-Night Test. Lion has 35 wickets in 18 innings of 11 day-night Test matches. He is the most successful spinner in this matter while Mitchell is the second most successful bowler after Stark. Australia has played all day-night Test matches on its own land, most of which have been played in Adelaide. In such a situation, his relationship with Adelaide becomes even more special.
Luck was reversed in Adelaide
Lion For this success in Adelaide means a lot. In 2010, he used to work as a ground staff on this ground. Kept preparing the pitch and improving the ground. Then in the Big Bash League, when the Adelaide Strikers needed a player, coach Darren Barry of the team was told about Lion’s off-spin talent. He impressed in the Big Bash and then made an impact in his first first-class season for South Australia. Seeing this, he came in the eyes of the Australian selectors and in 2011 he made his debut in Test cricket. Since then he became the main spinner of this team and since then he has taken about 450 Test wickets.