For the past 18 years, the Sri Lankan cricket team was served by Muttiah Muralitharan. Murali has also seen a lot of good times as well as bad times in Sri Lankan cricket since his debut in August 1992. He became a legend and possibly, together with Shane Warne, one of the two best spinners across the world. Though Murali had 534 ODI innings with 7/30 against India, he was better known for his test cricket victories. He promised to turn at least 100 wickets against any team he played test match cricket. His record of 67 wrappers and 22 wrappers put him on a different plane since Shane Warne is indeed the second highest with both 37 and 10.
The most recent day of test coordinate cricket for Murali was 22nd July 2010. The Indian cricket crew was going on visit and Murali declared his acquiescence from the Test cricket subsequent to playing the main match in the test arrangement. His record had been 792 wickets from 132 test matches up to that point. However, he had a major lead from Warner, who previously had 708 test wickets. Anyway, the fans couldn’t check whether he could take those eight wickets to cross the inconceivable 800 out of a test coordinate. The throw was won by Sri Lanka and they chose to bat first.
About the match between India and Sri Lanka
All were thankful to Kumar Sangakkara and Tharanga Paranavitana for hitting centuries and the eighth wicket partnership of a total of 115 runs between the players Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath. On the second day due to heavy rains, they could not play well.
Toward the finish of the third day, India was 140/3, while Murali added Sachin Tendulkar’s wicket to 793. On the fourth day, Murali stopped without anyone else and went through the lower Indian request. Just Sehwag scored 100, and Yuvraj yielded a fifty. It all to Murali, with 5 for 63 (Total 797) to be done, and India needed to proceed after 276.
Lasith Malinga gave an early grip at the second inning. Muttiah Muralitharan took Yuvraj for the second time in the match at the last of the day, to hit 798. India was 181/5 and VVS Laxman had all hopes of saving the test match.
On day five, Harbhajan was out by Murali in order to arrive in 799. But Malinga took Dhoni and Mithun and left two wickets. After a fight of 69, Laxman was then out. With the only wicket to move and Malinga in great shape, fans thought that it’s like a ‘so close yet’ tale. However, Sharma and Ojha added 24 runs to Mahela Jayawardene for the 78th; and last time before a Murali delivery took over the edge of the Ojha’s bat. For Murali as well as for his fans, it was like a dream come true moment. He ended his career with a magnificent 800 wicket to his name. He also ends his cricket career with the wicket on the final ball.