Nathan Lyon Smashes Some All-Time Records

One of them 130 years old!

Nathan Lyon Smashes Some All-Time Records (Image: Getty)

Nathan Lyon was named man of the series alongside David Warner for his stellar efforts with the ball in Bangladesh.

Lyon was unstoppable in the series, which ended 1-1 with a win on Thursday, taking 3/79, 6/82, 7/94 and 6/60.

It all adds up to 22 wickets at an average of 14.32.

It's the best return ever in a two-match series by an Australian bowler, surpassing JJ Ferris, who took 18 wickets in a two-Test Ashes series.

Remarkably, that record had stood for 130 years.

Only one player has ever taken more wickets in a series that short: Rangana Herath, when he took 23 wickets against Pakistan in 2014.

Lyon's match figures in the second Test ended up at 13/154, the best return by any Australian in Asia and the second-best by any away bowler.

It all means Lyon has now gone past Richie Benaud and Jason Gillespie on the all time wickets list, with a grand total of 269 wickets across 69 Tests.

Next on the list for Lyon to overtake is Craig McDermott, who has 291 scalps to his name.

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