Nathan Lyon dismissed Azhar Ali caught and bowled to break Brett Lee's record. When he had Babar Azam bowled for a duck, he went past Mitchell Johnson
Abu Dhabi: Off-spinner Nathan Lyon became the fourth highest Test wicket-taker for Australia after dismissing four Pakistan batsmen on the first day of the second Test here on Tuesday.
Lyon surpassed Brett Lee and Mitchell Johnson after taking four wickets in his first five overs. He had started the Test with 310 wickets.
First, he went past Lee, who too had taken 310 wickets. Next, he overtook Johnson's tally of 313.
Lyon dismissed Azhar Ali caught and bowled to break Lee's record. When he had Babar Azam bowled for a duck, he went past Johnson. Lyon finished the day with 4/78 from 27 overs as Pakistan were bowled out for 282.
The leader of the pack is Shane Warne with 708 victims, followed by Glenn McGrath (563) and Dennis Lillee (355).
The 30-year-old Lyon made his Test debut in 2011 against Sri Lanka in Galle. He is now playing in his 80th Test. He has also featured in 15 ODIs and one T20I for Australia.
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Last Updated Oct 17, 2018, 3:59 PM IST