Muthaia Murlidharan created a new history by taking 800 wickets in international test cricket match at Galle Stadium and with this; he became the first and only bowler in the history of test cricket to touch the milestone of 800 wickets in his career. And it is almost impossible to touch this for any other cricketer.
Before the match, there were 792 wickets on his name and he was in need of 8 wickets to reach to 800. In the first inning of the match, he took 5 wickets and increased the number from 792 to 797.
He sent 5 persons to pavilion in first innings (5-63) and 3 in next innings (3-128) to give his career a perfect finish. Indian cricketer Pragyan Ojha also became the part of this history. He was the last cricketer to be sent to Pavilion by Muthaia Murlidharan.
Sachin Tendulkar was his 793rd batsman that was sent to pavilion. Over all, he took 8 wickets in the match. And with the help of his 8 wickets, Sri Lanka won the first test match which was againstIndia.
And now, here is the chance forSri Lankato stand first on the Test Cricket Ranking. If Sri Lanka wins this test match series, it will gain 6 points and can be on number 1. And in this case, India will lose 4 rating points and will go down to number 3 after South Africa.
There are many records in cricket on Muralidharan’s name and perhaps even no one can think to stand in front of his records.
List of records for Muthaia Murlidharan
*First Bowler in cricket to ball the maximum number of balls – 44039 Balls.
* There are 800 wickets on his name in the Test cricket.
* First bowler with maximum number of Wicket-taker in test cricket in his own country (Sri Lanka) – 493 Wickets
* Highest wicket-taker bowler in Test-Cricket Victory in his country – 305 Wickets.
* Highest test Wicket taker in one stadium (Colombo) – 166 Wickets.
* Bowler who took test wickets of max no. of batsmen by catch-out – 431 Wickets.
* Bowler who took test wickets of max no. of batsmen by Bold them – 165 Wickets.
* Maximum number of 5 wickets taker in one test innings – 67 Times.
* Bowler who played least number of Test-Matches to complete his 400 wickets – 72 Test Matches.
* Bowler who played least number of Test-Matches to complete his 500 wickets – 87 Test Matches.
* Bowler who played least number of Test-Matches to complete his 600 wickets – 101 Test Matches.
* Bowler who played least number of Test-Matches to complete 700 wickets – 113 Test Matches.
* Highest 50 Test Wicket Taker against Test Playing countries – 9
* Only bowler to take 10 wickets in test cricket continuously maximum no of times – 4 Times.
* Only bowler to take two times 10 wickets in continuous 4 tests.
* Bowler to take 100 Wickets at highest 3 test stadiums.
* Bowler to take 75 Wickets in three calendar years.
* Bowler to take 100 wickets against 3 countries. Shane Warne also holds this record.
* Bowler to take maximum times of 10 Wickets in a Test Match – 22 Times.
* Only bowler to take 10 wickets against all 9 Test Playing countries in 1 test match.
Top Bowlers in Test Cricket History
Here is the list of 10 most highest wicket taker Bowlers.
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