Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon celebrates his 33rd birthday on November 20, 2020 (Friday). On a dustbowl in Galle, he had the perfect setting. He has taken seven five-fors and one 10-wicket haul. Duration 4:59. Already his country's most prolific off-spinner, Lyon (314 Test wickets at lunch on day one) has now moved past Johnson, who took 313 Test wickets in 73 matches, on Australia’s all-time leading Test wicket-taking charts. Australia vs New Zealand 3rd Test: Nathan Lyon picked his 2nd 5-wicket-haul in 2 days to wrap up New Zealand for a meager 136 in their 2nd innings to hand the hosts a massive 279-run victory and a 3-0 win in the Trans-Tasman Test series. The prospect of Nathan Lyon overtaking Shane Warne to become Australia’s leading Test wicket-taker, once as unbelievable as the latter’s ball of the century, is now far from fantasy. "It's a great summer for the Australian test side and it's very special to be part of it, to win tests at home and be very clinical in all wins, very impressive. We were good with the ball in hand but with the bat we couldn't be good for long enough ... Frustrating and disappointing coming here after playing some good cricket for a long period of time," Williamson said. Lyon, who is just four games short of playing 100 Tests, has captured 390 wickets so far, the most by any Australian off-spinner. "To take 10 on my home deck in front of friends and family is pretty special but every chance you get to put the Baggy Green on is for me a dream come true," off-spinner Lyon said. 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For reprint rights: Syndications Today, Nathan Lyon starred in Australia's win with 10 wickets at his home ground (AP), Sydney Test: Nathan Lyon 10-wicket haul helps Australia win Trans-Tasman Trophy 3-0 vs New Zealand, Marnus Labuschagne was adjudged the Man of the match and the series, It was the 1st time that Nathan Lyon bagged 10 wickets at his home ground, Matt Henry didn't bat for New Zealand, so their innings ended at the fall of the 9th wicket. Lyon has snapped nine wickets in three games for New South Wales this season. In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five–for" or "fifer") refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. Aussie Test star Nathan Lyon has set himself a target of more than 500 wickets as he edges towards his 100th match in the baggy green. Warner will finish Australia's five home Tests with 786 runs at an average of 131, while Labuschagne's glorious summer ended with a tally of 896 runs at 112. Nathan Lyon (85) - One would expect Shane Warne of Glenn McGrath topping the list from Australian camp. Player of the Match and Player of the Series is Marnus LabuschagneHe 549 runs in the series. India’s tour begins on November 27 with three ODIs and as many T20Is before the … This is regarded as a … Both matches finished inside 4 days. 1. Nathan Lyon has undoubtedly been Australia’s best-ever off-spinner. Warner ended up with 111 not out, his 24th hundred in the format and first in this series. If Lyon, who currently has 334 Test wickets from 82 Tests, continues his current form he will surpass Dennis Lillee’s mark of 355 scalps this summer. 127 international appearances 420 wickets Part of the ICC Test Team of the Year in 2018 and 2019 . Nathan Lyon takes three wickets and Mitchell Starc two in their final Shield hitout before Test series. 1/5. The veteran Australian off-spinner is excited about Mitchell Starc’s return to the side, who opted out from the … And his performance will be key to their chances of regaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy from India this summer. 10 wickets in match: 3: 0: 3: 0: Best bowling: 8/50: 4/44: 8/50 : 4/10: Catches/stumpings: 48/– 7/– 72/– 31/– Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 January 2020 . Nathan Lyon; Nathan Lyon: Australian spinner is eyeing off 500 wickets foxsports.com.au - Russell Gould. As he closes in on the incredible feat of taking 400 Test wickets, Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon reflects on the biggest influence on his career and chasing the greatness of Shane Warne Nathan Lyon’s profile including their story, stats, height, facts and career info. "We were outplayed in all departments. But with Matt Henry unable to bat because of a broken thumb sustained earlier in the match Lyon ended the resistance under the SCG lights when he had Watling caught by Pat Cummins. Nathan Lyon also added that since there are many right-hand batsmen in the world, bowling in the upcoming series will not be a new challenge for him. advertisement . Lyon on his biggest influence as he eyes magic milestone, Top 20 in 2020: All 12 of Lyon's wickets in the 2014 Adelaide Test, Top 20 in 2020: Day five of the 2014 Adelaide Test, Classic Catch: Flyin' Lyon takes an Ashes hanger, Can't wait to host India next summer, crowds or not: Lyon, Paine and Lyon visit bushfire ravaged communities, Perfect 10: Lyon analyses SCG masterclass, Every wicket: Watch all 27 of Lyon's wickets for the summer, Lyon roars again with second five-wicket haul of SCG Test. NEW DELHI: Watching Australia's Nathan Lyon bowl and pick wickets using flight, bounce and traditional off-spin is a delight, says Harbhajan Singh, the second most successful off-spinner in Test history. Nathan Lyon had a dream debut as Australia looked to overcome their woes in Asia. Batsmen Marnus Labuschagne … Only legendary trio Dennis Lillee (355), Glenn McGrath (563) and Shane Warne (708) remain ahead of him. He was the first Australia off-spinner to claim 150 Test wickets, and is now 10 shy of 400 scalps in the format!Happy birthday to Australia's off-spinning GOAT, Nathan Lyon," the ICC tweeted. Nathan Lyon claimed five wickets to make it 10 scalps for the match, while Mitchell Starc also finished with three for 25. Pat Cummins then produced a peach of the delivery in just the 3rd over after the break to castle Ross Taylor. Australia beat New Zealand by 279 runs with more than a day to spare in the third and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday, to sweep the series 3-0. Nathan Lyon has missed the adrenaline rush of Test cricket while he was away from the game due to the COVID-19 but says the break has rekindled his desire to go beyond 500 wickets in the format. Happy Birthday Nathan Lyon. But no, it's Nathan Lyon. Find Lyon's Records, Biography, Centuries, Runs, wickets. Nathan Lyon was one of Australia's best performers during their previous Test series against India in 2018-19. Spinner Nathan Lyon took 10 wickets for the match as Australia underlined their absolute dominance of New Zealand with a crushing 279-run victory in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday to sweep the series 3-0. Lyon is an off spin bowler and a lower-order right-handed batsman. The hosts declared on 217 for two after lunch to hand the Black Caps an unlikely victory target of 416 before dismissing the tourists for 136. Lyon is set to … Lyon was then bought into the attack and had Jeet Raval and Test rookie Wayne Phillips caught behind by Tim Paine in consecutive wicket maidens just before the final break. Australia had won the first Test in Perth by 296 runs in the day-night game while they had wrapped up victory in Boxing Day Test in Melbourne by 247 runs. #AUSvNZ pic.twitter.com/yNs71NXZWq. Nathan Lyon has undoubtedly been Australia’s best-ever off-spinner. #AUSvNZ pic.twitter.com/wYEB9C105N. Nathan Lyon also has a five-wicket haul against every nation and that puts him in an elite list of bowlers who have achieved this feat. Sydney Test: Nathan Lyon 10-wicket haul helps Australia win Trans-Tasman Trophy 3-0 vs New Zealand. Nathan Lyon's journey from groundsman to Australia's leading Test spinner has been as magical as they come. After New Zealand had slumped to 27 for 4, Colin de Grandhomme scored a gritty 52 and BJ Watling 19 off 108 balls and at one stage it looked like a fifth day might be needed for the first time in the series. He has put up strong performances over the years in the longer format and has kept getting better at his craft, overcoming all the gaping holes in his game as his record shows. Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has lofty plans to join a select few greats to snare 500 Test wickets, with India the next team in his sights. Nathan Lyon loves playing against India.The off-spinner finished as the joint highest wicket-taker with 21 wickets in Tests when India toured Australia in 2018-19. Lyon is also closing in on a personal milestone, needing only 10 more wickets for 400 in Test cricket. He made his Test debut in 2011 and plays domestic cricket for New South Wales. Once again, Indian batsmen will have to negate Lyon's spin to find success in Australia. David Warner scored an unbeaten century as Australia declared their second innings at 217 for 2 after Marnus Labuschagne's dismissal for 59. He has racked up 390 wickets in his 96 Tests, already the most by any Australian off-spinner. Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has lofty plans to join a select few greats to snare 500 Test wickets, with India the next team in his sights. But he has hardly any T20I numbers to speak of. Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon then took two wickets each to reduce the Black Caps to 27 for 4 in their run chase at the tea interval. Starc had opener Tom Blundell (2) caught by a diving Lyon at point, before trapping captain Tom Latham (1) LBW in his next over to have the tourists at 4-2. Ind vs Aus 2020: Nathan Lyon eyeing 500 Test wickets … JIMMY PATTINSON!Is that the catch of the summer? Aussie Test star Nathan Lyon has set himself a target of more than 500 wickets as he edges towards his 100th match in the baggy green. Lyon is set to become just the 10th player in Australian history to reach 100 Tests in the fourth and final Test against India in Brisbane in January. Lyon, aided by paceman Mitchell Starc's 3-25, cleaned up the tail on a deteriorating pitch to finish with 5-50 to add to his 5-68 in the first innings. The veteran spinner has 85 wickets in only 18 Tests. In 96 Test matches, he has scalped 390 wickets at an average of 31.59, including eighteen 5-wicket hauls and three 10-wicket tallies. With captain Kane Williamson and batsman Henry Nicholls missing because of a flu bug, New Zealand had no answer to the fearsome pace of Australia's quicks and the guile of Lyon's spin. Aussie Test star Nathan Lyon has set himself a target of more than 500 wickets as he edges towards his 100th match in the baggy green. Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has lofty plans to join a select few greats to snare 500 Test wickets, with India the next team in his sights. It was a rare glimmer of light for the visitors and five balls after passing that milestone Taylor had his off stump removed by a peach of a delivery from Cummins, the world's top ranked test bowler. Read about Nathan Lyon's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. cricket.com.au is a production of CA Digital Media - a division of Cricket Australia. Here is a look back at some of his best moments in Test cricket. Lyon, N M - Test Cricket, profile, statistical overview, batting graphs, bowling graphs, performances by ground, performances by opponent, performances by year, performances by series, performances by batting position, analysis of dismissals, list of innings, partnership records, man of match awards Taylor scored 22 runs for the tourists to take his career tally to 7,174 and overhaul Stephen Fleming as New Zealand's highest Test scorer. Nathan Lyon has played just two T20Is till date, and they came within 33 months of each other. Australia's Nathan Lyon in the dressing rooms after his 10 wickets for the match guiding Australia to victory on Day 4 of the Sydney Test match between Australia and New Zealand at the SCG. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Australian off-spin bowler, Nathan Lyon, has taken 18 five-wicket hauls in Test cricket. 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