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Personal milestone for Lyon amidst Ashes heartbreak

Personal milestone for Lyon amidst Ashes heartbreak

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.