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Murali becomes highest wicket-taker in ODIs
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:M Muralitharan, Wasim Akram, Kapil Dev
Event:India in Sri Lanka 2008/09

DateLine: 5th February 2009

 

Muttiah Muralitharan has become the highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals, over-taking Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram's haul of 502 wickets, in the fourth ODI against India in Colombo. Murali started the his 328th match level with Akram and dismissed Gautam Gambhir in his 10th over to claim his 503rd wicket.

 

Murali, 36, is also the highest wicket-taker in Tests, with 769 wickets from 125 matches. The last person to simultaneously hold the record for most Test and ODI wickets was former Indian captain Kapil Dev.


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