Lyon surpasses Kapil Dev to join top 10 list of leading Test wicket-takers

GALLE: Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has earned a remarkable achievement to his credit as he became the 10th leading wicket-taker in Test cricket with 436 wickets, surpassing former Indian captain Kapil Dev, who took 434 wickets.

Lyon reached the milestone in the first Test against Sri Lanka after he ripped through the opponent’s batting, claiming nine wickets in the match to take his side towards a comfortable victory by 10 wickets.

The 34-year-old off-spinner stood 10th in the list, topped by Sri Lanka’s Muthiah Muralidaran with 800 wickets.

Lyon has become the third Australian in the top-ten list of leading Test wicket-taker after Shane Warne, 708 wickets, and Glenn McGrath, 563 wickets.

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