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Check out Lyon's record-breaking feat...

By Rajneesh Gupta
March 04, 2017 20:58 IST

Nathan Lyon claimed career-best figures of eight for 50 to help Australia bundle out India for 189 on the first day of the second Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Rajneesh Gupta presents some interesting numbers from Day 1:


Nathan Lyon

IMAGE:  Nathan Lyon surpassed Brett Lee to become Australia's highest wicket-taker against India in Test matches. Photograph: BCCI


Nathan Lyon’s figures:

-Best for any bowler against India in India, beating South Africa’s Lance Klusener’s 8/64 in 1996-97.

-They are also the best bowling figures for any Australian bowler against India, eclipsing Jason Krejza’s 8/215 at Nagpur in 2008-09.

-They are also the best by an off-spinner against India in Tests after West Indies’ Jack Noreiga took 9/95 in 1970-71.


Number of visiting bowlers, who have returned better figures in Asia than Lyon’s 8/50. West Indies’ Devendra Bishoo had 8/49 against Pakistan at Dubai last year.


Number of times Lyon has taken seven wickets in an innings against India – most by any bowler. He had 7/94 at Delhi in 2012-13, 7/152 at Adelaide in 2014-15....and 8/50 today. Incidentally Lyon has not taken more than five wickets in an innings against any other country!


Number of visiting bowlers who have taken eight wickets on the first day of a Test in India. Lyon became the first to do so. Only one Indian has done so in India.


Number of wickets taken by Lyon against India – most by an Australian bowler. He surpassed Brett Lee’s tally of 53.


India’s lowest total in the season 2016-17 before the Australia series (against 3 opponents in 9 Tests). India’s highest total this series is 189.


Runs for which India lost their last six wickets – from 156/4 to 189 all out. They had similar collapses in the first Test at Pune also – 11/7 in the first innings and 30/7 in the second innings.


Number of years after which India have been dismissed for less than 200 in three consecutive innings at home: 105, 107 and 189. The last time this happened was against England in January 1977 when India were dismissed for less than 200 in four consecutive innings at home: 155, 181, 164 and 83.

Rajneesh Gupta