Nathan Lyon breaks Shane Warne's all-time record to script history with 3 wickets in 1st Innings in Indore
The third test match in Indore between India and Australia has moved at a rapid pace. India won the toss and decided to bat first, but that decision didn't go well for them. Batting first, the Indian batters didn't have any answers against the Australian spinners.
As a result, they got bowled out for just 109 runs in 33.2 overs. Virat Kohli (22) and Shubman Gill (21) scored the most runs in the first inning for India. For Australia, Matthew Kuhnemann registered best bowling career of his career and ended up with 5/15.
Meanwhile, veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon also picked up three wickets. Lyon picked up Jadeja as his first wicket, who played a rash shot on the very next ball after surviving a close LBW call on the fifth ball of the 11th over. With that wicket, Lyon scripted history and went past Australian legend Shane Warne to achieve a rare feat.
Lyon has surpassed Warne to become the highest wicket-taker in subcontinent conditions by a non-Asian bowler. Warne held this record with 127 wickets in Asian conditions, and Lyon now has 129 wickets in sub-continental conditions. Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) with 98 and Dale Steyn (South Africa) with 92 are next on this list.
Notably, James Anderson (82) is the only active bowler who can climb up this list. The pitch in Indore is assisting spinners from the very first go. That's what the Australians utilised in the first sessions. There were a few bad shots, but most of the wickets came with a good ball.
Team India has an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series, but they need to win this game to qualify for the finals of the World Test Championship 2021-23. Whoever wins this game will advance to the WTC final in June in England.