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Nathan Lyon joins Muttiah Muralitharan and Harbhajan Singh in the 200-test-wicket club

Nathan Lyon had already passed former Australian off-spinner Hugh Trumble`s tally of 141 wickets.

Nathan Lyon joins Muttiah Muralitharan and Harbhajan Singh in the 200-test-wicket club

New Delhi: Australia`s Nathan Lyon on Thursday became the country`s first off-spinner to bag 200 Test wickets, during his team`s first Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.

Lyon claimed Sri Lanka`s Dhananjaya de Silva, who was caught at midoff, to reach the milestone in the second session of the third day`s play, triggering celebrations in the Aussie camp.

Lyon, who had already passed former Australian off-spinner Hugh Trumble`s tally of 141 wickets, has now picked up five wickets in the game which looks evenly balanced.

Here are the off-spinners with most no. of wickets in Test cricket:

  • M Muralidharan 800
  • Harbhajan Singh 417
  • Lance Gibbs 309
  • Graeme Swann 244
  • Saqlain Mushtaq 208
  • Nathan Lyon 200*

*Currently playing

(With Agency inputs)

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