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Nathan Lyon made a unique record not with the ball but with the bat, became the first player to do so in world cricket – India TV Hindi

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The first match of the 2-match Test series being played between New Zealand and Australia is being played on the ground of Wellington, at the end of the third day of play, the match had reached a very exciting stage. While the host team has to score 258 more runs to win, Australia has to get 7 more wickets. On the third day of the Wellington Test match, the second innings of the Kangaroo team was limited to 164 runs, in which off-spinner Nathan Lyon saw an important inning of 41 runs, with this he also registered a unique record in his name. Which no player in world cricket has been able to do till now.

1500 test runs without scoring a half century

Nathan Lyon was sent in as a nightwatchman before the end of the second day’s play in the Australian team’s second innings in the Wellington Test match. After this, in the third day’s play, he showed wonders with his bat and played a brilliant inning of 41 runs with the help of 6 fours in 46 balls. On the basis of this inning, Lyon also completed his 1500 runs in Test cricket. With this, Nathan Lyon has now become the first player in world cricket who has completed the figure of 1500 Test runs without playing a single half-century innings. Lyon’s highest score in Test format is 47 runs. Lyon has so far scored 1501 runs in 162 innings of 128 Test matches at an average of 12.72. Let us tell you that the record of scoring the most runs in Test cricket without scoring a century is in the name of late Australian player Shane Warne, who had scored 3154 runs in 199 innings of 145 matches and was successful in scoring 12 half-centuries.

Australia strengthened its hold in the match

At the end of the third day of the Wellington Test match, the Australian team had strengthened its hold. While chasing the target of 369 runs for victory, the Kiwi team lost 3 important wickets till the score of 59, which also includes the name of Kane Williamson. However, after this, with Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell handling the innings, the team did not suffer any further setbacks till the end of the day’s play. Ravindra is currently batting on 56 runs while Mitchell is batting on 12 runs. For Australia, so far in this innings, Nathan Lyon has taken 2 wickets and Travis Head has taken 1 wicket with the ball.

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