Australia’s experienced off-spinner Nathan Lyon made a special record by taking 5 wickets in the first innings of the second Test against India on Saturday. Lyon took 5/67 including 5 maidens in 29 overs against India at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.
As soon as Nathan Lyon took the fifth wicket in the innings against India, he created history. Nathan Lyon has become the most bowler to take five wickets in an innings against India in Tests. Lyon did an amazing job of taking five wickets in an innings against India for the eighth time. Earlier this record was recorded in the name of Muttiah Muralitharan, who did the feat of taking five or more wickets seven times in an innings against India.
The other four bowlers in this list jointly occupy the third position. James Anderson and Ian Botham of England, Imran Khan of Pakistan and Malcolm Marshall of West Indies have done the feat of taking five or more wickets in a Test innings against India 6 times.
Most 5-wicket hauls in Tests against India: 8 – Nathan Lyon (Australia) 7 – Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 6 – James Anderson (England) 6 – Ian Botham (England) 6 – Imran Khan (Pakistan) 6 – Malcolm Marshall (West Indies) Lyon’s century against India
Along with this, Nathan Lyon made another big achievement by taking five wickets against India. Nathan has become the first Australian bowler to take 100 wickets against India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The Australian off-spinner took 100 wickets in 24 Tests against India at an average of 34.3.
By the way, the record of taking the most wickets in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is in the name of former Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble. Kumble has taken 139 wickets. India’s Ravichandran Ashwin completed his century of wickets in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia on Friday. Nathan Lyon has now become a part of this exclusive club.
Highest wicket taker in Tests against India 139 wickets – James Anderson (England) 105 wickets – Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 100 wickets – Nathan Lyon (Australia) 94 wickets – Imran Khan (Pakistan)