Saturday, July 17, 2010

Muttiah Muralitharan Retires After India vs Srilanka 1st Test Match.

Sri Lankan star bowler, Muttiah Muralitharan will retires from the test cricket after the 1st test match against India. Muttiah Muralitharan is a Sri Lankan spin bowler, he is the highest wicket-taker in both Test cricket and One Day Internationals.

The first Test match between Sri Lanka and India will start on Sunday. He needs just eight wickets to reach the 800 mark in the Test Cricket. If he takes eight wickets in this match then he will be the first player to reach the 800 mark.

The first test match will be held at Galle International Stadium in Galle. This is one of the Muralitharan's favourite venues. In this ground, he took the 103 wickets in 14 tests. India also have the great record in this Stadium, Indians Opener, Virender Sehwag scored a double century and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took 10 wickets for 153 runs.

Sri Lanka captain, Kumar Sangakkara said, "All of you know of his records, what he has done, how he started, how long he's played. I am a great believer in Murali and a great admirer of his ability."


Matches
Runs scored
100s/50s
Top score
Wickets
5wkt/match
10wkt/match
Tests
132
1256
0/1
67
792
66
22
ODI
334
660
0/0
33
512
10
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