Nathan Lyon has now taken the fourth most Test wickets by any bowler against India. @ Twitter/ICC
Nathan Lyon has now taken the fourth most Test wickets by any bowler against India. @ Twitter/ICC

Perth: Australia offspinner Nathan Lyon, who grabbed his 14th Test career five-wicket haul on Sunday during Day 3 of the second Test against India at Perth, has drawn high praise from cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

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Lyon, who has drawn equal with Sri Lanka legend Muttiah Muralitharan s record against India, after the 31-year-old claimed figures of 5/61 in his 34.5 overs. Lyon and Muralitharan now have seven five-wicket hauls against India in Test cricket.

Australia have got a very special spinner in @NathLyon421. He has got terrific variations and uses the pace and bounce from the pitch to extract maximum value. #INDvAUS, Tendulkar tweeted on Sunday.

Lyon claimed the first wicket of the day when he sent vice-captain Ajinka Rahane, who edged it behind to Tim Paine, for 51 in the first over. He then returned to clean up the tail in a span of 12 overs with Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah all falling to his off-spin.

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Lyon has now taken the fourth most Test wickets by any bowler against India.