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Muttiah Muralitharan Reached 800 Test wickets

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2016-07-23 15:31:06
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Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan on Thursday reached the 800 Test wicket mark with the final delivery of his Test career.

"Murali 800 test wickets!" South Africa captain Graeme Smith wrote on Twitter. "Brilliant. Great Test career and a really good man. Glad I don't need to face him in Test cricket again!"

Earlier in the second session, Muralitharan had tailender Pragyan Ojha caught at slip by Mahela Jayawardene to record 800 wickets and end India's second innings on 338.

Muralitharan then trapped Harbhajan Singh lbw to record his 799th wicket, but as Sri Lanka focused on Muralitharan's record, India's tailenders and V.V.S. Laxman ate up some valuable time and added crucial runs.