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Lyon joins 200-wicket club in Tests

Australia bowler Nathan Lyon became the nation's first off-spinner to reach a double century of Test wickets in his side's clash with Sri Lanka.

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Lyon joins 200-wicket club in Tests
LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHIAFP

Australia's Nathan Lyon on Thursday became the country's first off-spinner to bag 200 Test wickets, during his team's first Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.

Lyon claimed Sri Lanka's Dhanajay de Silva, who was caught at midoff, to reach the milestone in the second session of the third day's play, triggering celebrations in the Aussie camp.

Australia's Nathan Lyon (centre) celebrates with team-mates after his dismissal of Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya de Silva.
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Australia's Nathan Lyon (centre) celebrates with team-mates after his dismissal of Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya de Silva.LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHIAFP

The 28-year-old, who had already passed former Australian off-spinner Hugh Trumble's tally of 141 wickets, has now picked up five in a game which looks evenly balanced.

Lyon, playing in his 55th Test, made his debut in 2011 in Sri Lanka's Galle, the venue for the next match in the series.

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