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Muralitharan looking forward to 100th Test

Written by Kashif Aziz on February 28th, 2006   (481 views)

Sri Lankan ace off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan plays his 100th Test match when the visitors meet Bangladesh in the first Test, but that might not be the only milestone he reaches.

Muralitharan needs only five wickets to become the first player to chalk up 1,000 Test and one-day wickets. He is also six wickets shy of becoming only the second player after Australia’s Shane Warne to take 600 Test wickets.

“You never know when it will come,” he said of reaching 600 Test wickets. “I always try to bowl my best and try to help my team win. If it comes it comes, otherwise it will take another series.” Muralitharan said that it was a ‘good feeling’ to play his 100th Test match and that he never thought about achieving the feat when he started playing. He will become the second Sri Lankan after former captain Sanath Jayasuria, and the 36th cricketer in the world, to make 100 Test appearances.

Source: The News

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