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.
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*
(With Agency inputs)