Wellington, March 2 -- Australian spin veteran Nathan Lyon made a unique batting record during the first Test against New Zealand at Wellington, becoming the player with the most Test runs without scoring a single half-century.

During the day two of the match, Lyon came out as a nightwatchman following the dismissals of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne and made 41 in 46 balls, with six fours. He scored his runs at a strike rate of over 89.

Now in 128 Tests and 162 innings, Lyon has made 1,501 runs at an average of 12.72. His best score is 47.

Next up is West Indies pacer Kemar Roach, who has scored 1,174 runs in 81 Tests at an average of 11.50, with the best score of 41.

At number three is Pakistani pace legend Waqar Younis, who has...