At the start of day 1 of the 2nd Test match between Bangladesh and Australia, some rare scenes were already witnessed. As Josh Hazlewood was ruled out of the 2nd Test due to injury, Australia picked up O’keefe and played with only one specialist seamer.
And, as expected Australia opened the bowling with a spinner which happened after more than 70 years.
Nathan Lyon opened the bowling and he was on fire right from the beginning though the pitch was completely different from the one in Dhaka Test and had not much turn for the spinners.
Nathan Lyon captured 7 wickets of Bangladesh first innings and along with that he has taken his name to the record books.
Lyon took the first four wickets of Bangladesh and all was leg before wickets, which never happened before in a Test match.
He first took the wicket of the inform batsman Tamim Iqbal and then the wicket of Imrul Kayes. After a small partnership between Mominul Haq & Soumya Sarkar, Lyon again made in roads and removed Soumya just before lunch.
After the lunch session, he removed Mominul Haque and made the record.
Test Cricket has already seen first four batsman getting out lbw six times, but a single bowler taking all the wickets just happened for the first time.
First four batsman getting out lbw happened for the first time back in 1999 at Bridgetown when Australia took the first 4 wickets of West Indies.
The first 3 wickets were taken by Glenn McGrath and the 4th one was taken by Jason Gillespie. Nathan Lyon made a record which can stay with him for a long long time.
Saif Ahmed Chowdhury