Australian veteran spinner Nathan Lyon broke the long-standing record of former Indian spinner Anil Kumble in the Border Gavaskar Trophy. His recent 8-wicket haul against the hosts has put him ahead of Anil Kumble’s 111. 35-year-old fast bowler Umesh Yadav became the 112th victim of Nathan Lyon. Nathan Lyon made his BGT debut in 2011 and since then has played 25 matches, bowled 1,164.4 overs, conceded 36,008 runs and taken 113 wickets. His best bowling figures in this series are 8/50. Ravichandran Ashwin is the only player to have overtaken Nathan Lyon at this point.
Ashwin has taken 107 wickets in 21 matches with 7/103 as his best figures. The final match in Ahmedabad will decide who will be the leading wicket-taker in BGT. Apart from becoming the leading wicket-taker, Nathan Lyon has now overtaken Muttiah to become the second leading wicket-taker against India. Muralitharan whose name is 105 wickets. Now the only player who stands in his way is James Anderson, one of the best fast bowlers in the history of cricket.
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The 40-year-old fast bowler is still going strong and has scalped 139 wickets against India. Nathan Lyon can also leave behind James Anderson in the fourth and final Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Lyon’s performance in the third Test immediately became a topic of discussion throughout the cricketing community. Even Rohit Sharma was in awe of Nathan Lyon. “In my opinion Lyon should be at the top. I haven’t played guys like Murali and Warner.
Amidst the current crop he will be my number one overseas bowler to come and play in India,” Rohit Sharma said at the post-match presentation ceremony. India will now face Australia on March 9 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.