Ashwin joins Lyon as highest wicket-taker in Tests in 2017

Nathan Lyon was the man to blow away England's tail in Adelaide, taking his tally of victims in 2017 to a world-leading 55. Late in the day though, Ashwin snapped three wickets to share the honours.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Nathan Lyon

Ashwin (L) and Lyon both have 55 Test wickets in the calendar year.   -  AFP and PTI

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon marched to the top of the wicket-taking charts in Test cricket in 2017 as he cleaned up the England tail in the second Ashes Test.

Meanwhile, at the Ferozshah Kotla in New Delhi, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin lapped up three wickets in the third Test against Sri Lanka to become joint-highest wicket-taker in Tests this year.

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That takes them beyond South Africa's Kagiso Rabada (54), with only Ravindra Jadeja in close attention and still to play Test action this year. The India spinner is currently in action against Sri Lanka.

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