#AUSvIND | Bowled Gaz! Lyon hits 100-test milestone in decider vs India
Tim Paine recalls his eyes lighting up when he first saw Nathan Lyon on TV bowling in domestic cricket, thinking how hed like to slog that kind of spin all around the ground.
It took a tour to Zimbabwe a couple of months after in June 2011, when he was leading the Australia A squad and keeping wickets to Lyon, to change Paine’s opinion.
A decade later, Lyon is on the cusp of his 100th test match and — just four wickets shy of his 400th in test cricket — is third behind Shane Warne (708 from 145 tests) and Glenn McGrath (563 from 124 tests) on Australias all-time list of wicket-takers in the format.