Muttiah Muralitharan became the first person in the history of cricket to take 800 wickets in test matches. This feat was done in Galle, Sri Lanka against the first test match against India.
At the commencement of this very test he had 792 wickets under is belt. He had taken the wicket of the cricket maestro, Sachin Tendulkar, in the first innings.
Pragyan Ojha was caught behind by Mahela Jayawardene, became the 800th victim of Murali’s bowling at Galle today. Murali’s achievement came after his 133rd appearence in a test match. Sri Lanka need 95 to win the game and take a lead of 1-0 in the series.
VVS Laxman the last recognized Indian batsman, was run out, Ojha and Ishant Sharma resisted the Sri Lankan bowling attack for the next 15 overs, but Jayawardene’s catch in the slip was enough to break their strong resistance.
Murali would be retiring from test cricket after this match, but he would be playing the ODI, and especially would be appearing in his last World Cup which would be held next year in the Indian sub continent.