July 23, 2010

Awesome farewell for Legendary Srilankan spinner

Yesterday, India could not resist Srilankan bowling attack as they lost all their wickets just 338 runs in their follow on innings. Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman scored half centuries which helped India to add runs to total so that the innings victory for Srilankans was wiped out. Lasith Malinga and Muttiah Muralidaran took 5 and 3 wickets respectively. India were leading by just 94 runs. Srilanka had half a day left to chase their target which could be easily done having 10 wickets in hand. In 14.1 overs, Srilanka scored 96 runs there by chasing their target successfully. They won by 10 wickets and Tillakaratne Dilshan played a magnificent 68 runs in just 47 deliveries which included 4 fours and a six.

Spin Wizard Muttiah Muralidaran ended his test match career with creating a record of picking 800 wickets in test cricket way ahead of other bowlers in the history. He began his cricket by being a fast bowler and later he turned as spin bowler which became a great twist in his life and career. He went through many controversies regarding his bowling action in 1995 and later which was proved to be a right action. He continued his journey by creating records. Yesterday's match was his last test cricket match of his life. He said that if the Srilankan board wants him to play in coming World Cup he would make himself available. If the board feels that the youngsters need the chance then he always welcomes it.

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