Star off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan on Monday equalled his own Test record of taking 10 wickets or more in four consecutive matches, with his figures of 5-128 and 7-97 on the fourth day of the second Test match against South Africa, here at the P Saravanamuttu Stadium.
Muralitharan has now achieved this feat in four successive Test matches on two seaparate occasions. The eight instances are as follows:
11-196 v India Colombo (SSC) 2001
10-111 v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 2001-02
11-170 v West Indies Galle 2001-02
10-135 v West Indies Kandy 2001-02
10-115 v England Birmingham 2006
11-132 v England Nottingham 2006
10-172 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 2006
12-225 v South Africa Colombo (PSS) 2006
One other bowler, Australia’s legendary leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett, has thec distinction of taking 10 wickets or more in three consecutive Test matches. Several others have done so in successive Tests, but only in two matches.
Source:The NewsMore on:Muttiah Muralitharan, South Africa in Sri Lanka 2006, Sri Lanka
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