Australian spinner Nathan Lyon registered an unwanted record on Day 5 of the first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. He became the first bowler to be hit for 250 sixes in the game’s longest format.
He achieved the forgettable milestone when Imam-ul-Haq hit him for a maximum on the final delivery of the 42nd over in Pakistan’s second innings.
While he conceded six maximums in the first innings, he was hit for two in the second.
Rangana Herath is second on the list, having been hit for 194 sixes in his career.
Bowlers on both sides struggled failed to create an impact on the dead Rawalpindi pitch.
In the first innings, Pakistan scored 476/4d, with Imam-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali scoring daddy hundreds.
Australia accumulated 459 in their first innings while Pakistan scored 250/0 in the second chance.
Imam hit the second consecutive ton of the match and was unbeaten on 111 runs at the end of the match. His opening partner Abdullah Shafique was 136 not-out.