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Nathan Lyon picks six as Australia beat West Indies by 164 runs

Updated on: 05 December,2022 08:33 AM IST  |  Perth
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The Caribbean team resumed on 192-3, needing to bat through 90 overs for a draw after gamely rebuffing an attack missing the injured Pat Cummins for two sessions on Saturday

Nathan Lyon picks six as Australia beat West Indies by 164 runs

Nathan Lyon

Spin king Nathan Lyon bagged six wickets, including century-maker Kraigg Brathwaite, as Australia ground down a gutsy West Indies to win the first Test in Perth by 164 runs on Sunday.


Skipper Brathwaite, who took the match into a final day with a defiant overnight 101 after Australia declared their second innings at 182-2 on Day Four, couldn’t keep the momentum going against Lyon and was bowled for 110. The Caribbean team resumed on 192-3, needing to bat through 90 overs for a draw after gamely rebuffing an attack missing the injured Pat Cummins for two sessions on Saturday. 


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But they were all out for 333 after some plucky late resistance.  Lyon ended with 6-128, in the process surpassing India’s Ravichandran Ashwin to become the eighth-highest wicket-taker in Test history with 446. “The batters did their job, the quicks stood up, it was a fantastic all-round performance,” said Australian skipper Pat Cummins. “Lyon is the most important bowler in our team, he keeps taking wickets. There wasn’t much on offer for the spinners, but he found out a way and kept picking wickets.”

Brief scores
Australia 598-4 decl and 182-2 decl beat West Indies 283 and 333 (K Brathwaite 110, R Chase 55; N Lyon 6-128, T Head 2-25) by 164 runs

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