Murali equals Walsh's record

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan today equalled Courtney Walsh's world record of 519 wickets in Test cricket.

Murali equals Walsh's record

Harare:

Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan today equalled Courtney Walsh's world record of 519 wickets in Test cricket. Murali picked up six wickets for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe on the first day of the first Test to equal the record set by the West Indian fast bowler. He has taken 89 matches to achieve the feat, as compared to 132 Tests taken by Walsh. Aussie leg spinner Shane Warne, with 517 wickets, is the only other bowler to have more than 500 wickets in Test cricket. Muralitharan, on a 12-month probation from the ICC world governing body for reportedly throwing during the home Test-series to Australia in February, took the last two wickets after tea to finish with 6-45 off 24.2 overs. (With PTI inputs)

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