On the fourth day of the exhilarating Ashes Test at Headingley, Nathan Lyon registered the 356th wicket of his Test career to become the third leading wicket-taker for Australia in the format. He dismissed England captain Joe Root early on the morning of day four with David Warner taking a splendid catch.
Root’s dismissal ensured Lyon surpassed Australia’s pace bowling virtuoso Dennis Lillee on the distinguished list. The wicket of Root briefly bolstered Australia’s chances of completing a win over England but their victory push was spoiled due to Ben Stokes’ remarkable onslaught.
Lyon ultimately finished the innings with ordinary figures of 2/114 as England clinched a dramatic one-wicket triumph. The 31-year-old’s day was made worse when he missed a clear run-out chance by failing to collect the ball cleanly in the dying moments of the game.