Leading test wicket-taker Nathan Lyon Surpass Dale Steyn and stand at ninth position of all-time leading test wicket-taker

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Leading test wicket-taker Nathan Lyon Ninth

Leading test wicket-taker: Nathan Lyon has currently ranked ninth on the list of all-time Test wicket-takers. Thanks to his performance against the West Indies at Perth.

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As of right now, Lyon has 440 wickets, surpassing Dale Steyn of South Africa, who had 439 Test victories to his credit. The talented off-spinner took the wicket of Jason Holder to tie Steyn for tenth place in Test wickets before removing Kemar Roach toward the close of the West Indies innings. In terms of the number of wickets in the Test format, off-spinner Nathan Lyon has surpassed South African quick Dale Steyn.

Lyon’s in the Record Books 

The seasoned competitor accomplished this accomplishment while taking 2/61 in the first innings of the ongoing match versus West Indies in Perth. He fired Jason Holder and Kemar Roach throughout this process.

With 440 wickets in 111 games and 20 five-wicket hauls, Lyon is presently rated eighth. With 439 kills in 93 games, including 26 five-wicket hauls, Steyn, on the other hand, is ranked tenth.

Ravichandran Ashwin is above him in the eighth position 

In order to surpass fellow off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is likely to play against Bangladesh in the Test match beginning this Sunday, 4 December. Lyon still needs to take three more wickets.

In addition to Lyon, Pat Cummins also accomplished a significant milestone by taking 200 Test wickets. Making him the 19th Australian bowler to do so. By getting rid of the tenacious Kraigg Brathwaite, he accomplished this, which signalled the beginning of the end for the West Indies.

Aussies Bowler Shine against West Indies

Holder, Shamarh Brooks, and Jermaine Blackwood all received starts but were unable to turn them into significant scores. With the second new ball, Australia bowled an 18-over spell that resulted in six wickets for the Windies.

Australia owned the day as the bowlers dismissed the West Indies for 283, ending their innings. Before Josh Hazlewood provided Australia with the crucial breakthrough, debutant Tagenarine Chanderpaul reached fifty.

Australia ended the third day with 344 runs lead 

Australia had the chance to force the follow-on with a lead of 315 runs. After the first innings they instead decided to bat again. Usman Khawaja suffered a rare defeat, but David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne led Australia to stumps at 29/1 and a 344-run lead.

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