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Murali gets to 700

Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan got his 700th Test cricket wicket when he took the wicket of Syed Rasel in the third and final Test match against Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka dominated this three match Test series winning all the matches by an innings but the third Test was made extra special with Murali notching his 700th Test wicket and he is now just eight wickets behind Shane Warne who retired in January tis year with a total 708 wickets.

The Test series was marked by poor Bangladesh first innings. In the first Test, Bangladesh scored 89 runs in their first innings and then scored a paltry 62 in the first innings of the second Test and they scored their highest first innings score in the last Test when they scored 131 runs. Its not surprising why they lost all three Tests by an innings.

Sri Lanka's next Test is against Australia in November here in Australia and there is a good chance that Murali could pass Warne's record then. He has taken five wickets in an innings sixty times and 20 times he has taken more than ten wickets in a match.

Murali has now taken a total 1155 wickets international cricket combining the Test and one-day international wickets and with the rate with which he is taking wickets I will not be surprised to see him reach 800 soon.

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