Supplements
                Unsigned Heaven     Travel World     The Cheers News     Forum    



Murlitharan overtakes Warne as all-time leading Test wicket taker

thecheers.org    2007-12-03 05:46:01    

Kandy (Sri Lanka), Dec.3 : Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan today overtook former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne as all-time leading Test wicket-taker.
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan today overtook former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne as all-time leading Test wicket-taker.

Muralitharan snared the wicket of England's Paul Collingwood, bowling him for his individual score of 45, on day three of the first Test being played between the two sides in Kandy, sparking scenes of mass celebration in the stands at the player's home ground.

England's seventh-wicket pair of Collingwood and Ryan Sidebottom had frustrated Murali in the opening hour of play, putting on 57 runs in slow time and batting him out of the attack.

But Murali returned to claim career wicket No.709 with the dismissal of Colingwood, and made it 710 in his next over when he removed Matthew Hoggard, stumped by Prasanna Jayawardene, Fox Sports reported.

Muralitharan finished with figures of 6-55 - his 61st Test five-wicket haul - as England were bowled out for 281, a lead of 95 runs.

Sri Lanka faced two overs before lunch, safely reaching the break on 0-2.

Murali had held the record of being the world's top wicket-taker previously, having gone past Courtney Walsh's total of 519 three years ago before Warne surged ahead. (ANI)
© 2007 ANI

Click for more News about Other-sports

TAGS: Other-sports   

The Cheers NEWS is looking for new local reporters


more
Clark fears Oz has given away home ground advantage to India

Australian bowler Stuart Clark fears that his team has forfeited a degree of home-ground advantage by allowing India to begin its Test tour in Melbourne and has urged administrators to schedule future series-openers in Brisbane or Perth.

Over 2, 300 runners brave chilly weather to take part in Delhi

Braving the chilly weather, over 2, 300 people today participated in Indian open marathon held under the aegis of Athletics Federation of India (AFI) in Delhi.

Oz team to face two-mln dollar fine if it opts out of Pakistan tour
21.Dec 2007
Australia is set to face two million-dollar penalty if ...read

Narain Karthikeyan felicitated
20.Dec 2007
India's fastest man on wheels, Narain Karthikeyan, w...read

Kiwi all-rounder Oram postpones wedding to play in IPL
20.Dec 2007
New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram has ...read



No rift in Pak cricket team: Shoaib Malik

Aussies favourite sport is tennis and swimming, not cricket

Indian cricketers angry over 1.5-million dollar tax bouncer

Don Bradman is still numero uno among cricket players in better ranking system

Yousuf faces loss of three lakh dollars per annum





The Cheers magazine: About us | Contact us | The Cheers Story | Advertising
Work with The Cheers: Writers guide | Write for us | Writer application | Reporter application 
The Cheers:Terms and conditions | Privacy policy | Sponsoring | Sitemap
Sister sites: Tech Blog |  Best Auto Zine | Travel destinations by weather | Okai - critical commentary | Stock trading game | Wifi hotspots and wireless laptops | The Daily Bonk | Best Poker Zine | Business thoughts | Political commentary | Most expensive things | World News in ShortTop 10 listsPolitically incorrect blog
Listen: Online radio station
Travel World: World travel locations
Travel: Travel blogs | Travel destinations | Hotel reviews | Beer around the world
Watch: Watch series online
Trade: The Stock game | Trading competitions | Trading education
Entertainment Blogs
Entertainment blog
Copyright © 2004-2012 The Cheers magazine / Murlitharan overtakes Warne as all-time leading Test wicket taker





web stats