After the first Test between Australia and Pakistan ended in a draw in Dubai, during the 2nd test match, Australia spinner Nathan Lyon achieved a difficult milestone when he bowled his 20,000th Test delivery without ever bowling a line no-ball. He achieved this feat in the 70th over, before lunch.
He has caused a lot of difficulties for Pakistan batsmen in the first innings of the second Test, he produced brilliant bowling performance as he took four wickets in six deliveries on Day 1 of the ongoing Test to reduce Pakistan to 57 for five.
There have been players who have never bowled a no-ball in their entire career which includes Kapil Dev, Ian Botham, Imran Khan, Dennis Lillee and Lance Gibbs.
Lyon (316*) surpassed former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson who has taken 313 Test wickets, became Australia’s fourth-highest wicket-taker in Tests. The only players to be ahead of the Lyon in the list are Shane Warne (708), Glenn McGrath (563) and Dennis Lillee (355).
The 33-year-old bowler ended the first innings with figures of four for 78 from 27 overs, including five maidens. The test match is being played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.