Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Muttiah Muralitharan breaks world record

Muttiah Muralitharan is the new world record holder for the most number of wickets breaking leg spinner legend Shane Warne's 708 wickets. Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne battled it out as who was the better spinner through out their career. Both excelled the art of spin and were nightmares even to the best batsman on their given day. Their excellence performance shows their skill and they took spin bowling to next level.

Murali dismissed Paul Collingwood during England's first innings in Kandy to take his 709th wicket in 29 fewer Tests than it had taken Warne to get to 708 wickets. He was four behind Warne before the series began but took his fifth wicket of the match to claim the record. Murali achieved the record in his 116th Test and on his home ground.

His milestones:
Wicket no. Matches Average
100 27 31.49
200 42 26.90
300 58 25.17
400 72 23.53
500 87 22.89
600 101 22.35
700 113 21.33
709 116 21.67

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