List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Muttiah Muralitharan

In cricket , a five-wicket haul -also known as a five-for or fifer [1] -refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings . This is regarded as a notable achievement, [2]and fewer than 30 bowlers have taken more than 15 five-wicket hauls in their cricketing careers test. [3] Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has the most five-wicket hauls in Test cricket , [3] and also the second-highest number of five-wicket hauls in One Day Internationals (ODI). [4] However, He has not taken a five-wicket haul in a Twenty20 International , [5] where his best bowling figures remain at 3 wickets for 29 runs. [6] One of the most experienced bowlers in international cricket, Muralitharan is the leading wager taker in both Tests [7] and ODIs. [8] He Was Declared as the “best bowler ever” in Test cricket by the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2002 [9] and the Sri Lankan team HAS Heavily depended on the off spinner for wickets. [10] [6] One of the most experienced bowlers in international cricket, Muralitharan is the leading wager taker in both Tests [7] and ODIs. [8] He Was Declared as the “best bowler ever” in Test cricket by the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2002 [9] and the Sri Lankan team HAS Heavily depended on the off spinner for wickets. [10] [6] One of the most experienced bowlers in international cricket, Muralitharan is the leading wager taker in both Tests [7] and ODIs. [8] He Was Declared as the “best bowler ever” in Test cricket by the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2002 [9] and the Sri Lankan team HAS Heavily depended on the off spinner for wickets. [10] [9] and the Sri Lankan team has depended heavily on the off spinner for wickets. [10] [9] and the Sri Lankan team has depended heavily on the off spinner for wickets. [10]

Muralitharan is well ahead of other bowlers by number of five-wicket hauls in Tests with 67 to his name; Australian cricketer Shane Warne ranks in second place with 37. [3]Making his Test debut in 1992, [11] Muralitharan took his first five-wicket haul a year later against South Africa . Since then, He Has Performed this feat contre every other Test playing nation . Shane Warne ranks second, having achieved this on 10 occasions. [12] His career best is 9 wickets for 51 runs against Zimbabwe , which ranks as the world’s fifth-best figures in an innings. [13] He has been most successful against Bangladesh and South Africa , with 11 five-wicket hauls against each team. Fourteen of Muralitharan’s five-wicket hauls were taken at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground (SSC) in Colombo , Sri Lanka . [14] He retired from Test cricket in July 2010, capturing his 67th and final five-wicket haul during his last match. [15] Sri Lanka . [14] He retired from Test cricket in July 2010, capturing his 67th and final five-wicket haul during his last match. [15] Sri Lanka . [14] He retired from Test cricket in July 2010, capturing his 67th and final five-wicket haul during his last match. [15]

In ODIs, Muralitharan is ranked second in number of five-wicket hauls to Pakistani cricketer Waqar Younis . [4] He played his first ODI in 1993, [16] and took his first ODI five-wicket haul in 1998 against Pakistan . He has repeated this performance against seven different opponents. [17] His career best of 7 wickets for 30 runs is the fourth-best bowling figures in ODI history. [18]

Key

  • Date – Date the match was held. Starting date of the match for Test matches.
  • Inn – The innings of the match in which the five-wicket haul was taken.
  • Overs – Number of overs bowled in that innings.
  • Runs – Runs conceded
  • Econ – Bowling economy rate (average runs per over). This figure is not rounded up. [N 1]
  • Wkts – Number of wickets taken
  • Batsmen – The batsmen whose wickets were taken in the five-wicket haul
  • Result – The result for the Sri Lankan team in that match
  • ♣ – Muralitharan was selected man of the match .
  • * – Ten wickets or more were taken in the match.

Tests

No. Dated Ground Against Inn overs runs Econ WKTS batsmen result
1 25 August 1993 Tyronne Fernando Stadium , Moratuwa  South Africa 2 39.0 104 2.66 5
  • K. Wessels
  • H. Cronje
  • J. Rhodes
  • P. Symcox
  • C. Eksteen
Drawn [20]
2 6 September 1993 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  South Africa 2 54.0 101 1.87 5
  • K. Wessels
  • D. Cullinan
  • B. McMillan
  • D. Richardson
  • B. Schultz
Lost [21]
3 18 January 1994 KD Singh Babu Stadium , Lucknow  india 1 41.5 162 3.87 5
  • N. Sidhu
  • S. Manjrekar
  • Kapil Dev
  • N. Mongia
  • R. Chauhan
Lost [22]
4 11 March 1995 McLean Park , Napier  New Zealand 4 36.0 64 1.77 5
  • B. Young
  • Mr. Greatbatch
  • S. Fleming
  • S. Thomson
  • A. Parore
Won [23]
5 15 September 1995 Iqbal Stadium , Faisalabad  Pakistan 2 23.3 68 2.89 5
  • S. Anwar
  • A. Sohail
  • S. Mushtaq
  • Mr. Khan
  • A. Javed
Won [24]
6 11 September 1996 R. Premadasa Stadium , Colombo  Zimbabwe 3 20.3 33 1.60 5
  • G. Flower
  • A. Campbell
  • A. Flower
  • P. Strang
  • A. Whittall
Won [25]
7 19 April 1997 R. Premadasa Stadium , Colombo  Pakistan 2 53.0 98 1.84 6
  • I. Ahmed
  • I. ul-Haq
  • A. Mujtaba
  • Mr. Khan
  • Mr. Ahmed
  • S. Nazir
Drawn [26]
8 13 June 1997 Antigua Recreation Ground , St. John’s  West Indies 2 23.4 34 1.43 5
  • C. Hooper
  • C. Browne
  • I. Bishop
  • F. Rose
  • C. Walsh
Lost [27]
9 20 June 1997 The Playing Fields , Kingstown  West Indies 3 41.0 113 2.75 5
  • S. Williams
  • R. Holder
  • I. Bishop
  • C. Browne
  • C. Walsh
Drawn [28]
10 7 January 1998 Asgiriya Stadium , Kandy  Zimbabwe 2 29.0 23 0.79 5 *
  • G. Flower
  • C. Wishart
  • P. Strang
  • H. Streak
  • B. Strang
Won [29]
11 7 January 1998 Asgiriya Stadium , Kandy  Zimbabwe 3 42.5 94 2.19 7 *
  • G. Rennie
  • Mr. Goodwin
  • A. Whittall
  • A. Flower
  • C. Wishart
  • P. Strang
  • A. Huckle
Won [29]
12 27 March 1998 Centurion Park , Centurion  South Africa 2 30.0 63 2.10 5
  • G. Kirsten
  • H. Cronje
  • S. Pollock
  • Mr. Boucher
  • A. Donald
Lost [30]
13 27 May 1998 R. Premadasa Stadium , Colombo  New Zealand 1 38.2 90 2.34 5
  • B. Young
  • C. McMillan
  • C. Cairns
  • D. Vettori
  • P. Wiseman
Lost [31]
14 10 June 1998 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  New Zealand 4 18.3 30 1.62 5
  • B. Young
  • C. Spearman
  • N. Astle
  • C. McMillan
  • D. Vettori
Won [32]
15 27 August 1998 The Oval , Kennington  England 1 59.3 155 2.60 7 *
  • S. James
  • Mr. Ramprakash
  • B. Hollioake
  • D. Cork
  • I. Salisbury
  • D. Gough
  • A. Fraser
Won [33]
16 27 August 1998 The Oval , Kennington  England 3 54.2 65 1.19 9 *
  • Mr. Butcher
  • S. James
  • G. Hick
  • Mr. Ramprakash
  • J. Crawley
  • B. Hollioake
  • D. Cork
  • I. Salisbury
  • D. Gough
Won [33]
17 22 September 1999 Galle International Stadium , Galle  australia 2 38.0 71 1.86 5
  • Mr. Slater
  • G. Blewett
  • J. Langer
  • Mr. Waugh
  • I. Healy
Drawn [34]
18 5 March 2000 Arbab Niaz Stadium , Peshawar  Pakistan 4 27.1 71 2.61 6 *
  • S. Afridi
  • I. ul-Haq
  • Mr. Yousuf
  • A. Razzaq
  • W. Younis
  • A. Khan
Won [35]
19 14 June 2000 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  Pakistan 2 47.0 115 2.44 5
  • S. Anwar
  • Y. Khan
  • Y. Youhana
  • W. Younis
  • Mr. Ahmed
Lost [36]
20 20 July 2000 Galle International Stadium , Galle  South Africa 2 41.0 87 2.12 6 *
  • G. Kirsten
  • N. McKenzie
  • J. Kallis
  • J. Rhodes
  • Mr. Boucher
  • S. Pollock
Won [37]
21 20 July 2000 Galle International Stadium , Galle  South Africa 3 35.0 84 2.40 7 *
  • D. Cullinan
  • L. Klusener
  • Mr. Boucher
  • S. Pollock
  • N. Boje
  • P. Adams
  • Mr. Ntini
Won [37]
22 6 August 2000 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  South Africa 3 45.5 68 1.48 5
  • G. Kirsten
  • D. Cullinan
  • J. Rhodes
  • L. Klusener
  • Mr. Boucher
Drawn [38]
23 26 December 2000 Sahara Stadium Kingsmead , Durban  South Africa 1 58.3 122 2.08 5 *
  • D. Cullinan
  • N. McKenzie
  • Mr. Boucher
  • Lance Klusener
  • Nicky Boje
Drawn [39]
24 26 December 2000 Sahara Stadium Kingsmead , Durban  South Africa 3 10.0 39 3.90 6 *
  • B. Dippenaar
  • G. Kirsten
  • J. Kallis
  • S. Pollock
  • Mr. Boucher
  • N. McKenzie
Drawn [39]
25 14 August 2001 Galle International Stadium , Galle  india 3 26.5 49 1.82 5
  • Mr. Kaif
  • H. Badani
  • S. Dighe
  • H. Singh
  • V. Prasad
Won [40]
26 29 August 2001 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  india 1 34.1 87 2.54 8 *
  • S. Das
  • S. Ramesh
  • R. Dravid
  • S. Ganguly
  • H. Badani
  • S. Dighe
  • S. Bahutule
  • Z. Khan
Won [41]
27 6 September 2001 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  bangladesh 1 9.4 13 1.34 5 *
  • A. Sahariar
  • N. Rahman
  • Mr. Ashraful
  • K. Mashud
  • H. Hossain
Won [42]
28 6 September 2001 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  bangladesh 3 35.3 98 2.76 5 *
  • J. Omar
  • Mr. Hossain
  • H. Bashar
  • K. Mashud
  • Mr. Sharif
Won [42]
29 13 November 2001 Galle International Stadium , Galle  West Indies 1 53.4 126 2.34 6 *
  • R. Sarwan
  • B. Lara
  • C. Hooper
  • Mr. Samuels
  • N. McGarell
  • C. Stuart
Won [43]
30 13 November 2001 Galle International Stadium , Galle  West Indies 3 31.3 44 1.39 5 *
  • R. Sarwan
  • Mr. Samuels
  • R. Jacobs
  • Mr. Dillon
  • C. Stuart
Won [43]
31 21 November 2001 Asgiriya Stadium , Kandy  West Indies 4 35.5 81 2.26 6 *
  • D. Ganga
  • R. Sarwan
  • Mr. Samuels
  • Mr. Dillon
  • P. Collins
  • C. Stuart
Won [44]
32 4 January 2002 Asgiriya Stadium , Kandy  Zimbabwe 1 40.0 51 1.27 9 *
  • H. Masakadza
  • T. Gripper
  • S. Carlisle
  • G. Rennie
  • A. Flower
  • G. Flower
  • C. Wishart
  • H. Streak
  • D. Marillier
Won [45]
33 12 January 2002 Galle International Stadium , Galle  Zimbabwe 2 58.3 67 1.14 5
  • S. Carlisle
  • A. Flower
  • G. Flower
  • T. Friend
  • H. Olonga
Won [46]
34 30 May 2002 Edgbaston Stadium , Birmingham  England 2 64.0 143 2.23 5
  • Mr. Vaughan
  • Mr. Butcher
  • N. Hussain
  • A. Stewart
  • A. Flintoff
Lost [47]
35 21 July 2002 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium , Colombo  bangladesh 1 19.4 39 1.98 5 *
  • H. Bashar
  • A. Islam
  • K. Mashud
  • E. Haque
  • A. Kabir
Won [48]
36 21 July 2002 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium , Colombo  bangladesh 3 25.0 59 2.36 5 *
  • A. Sahariar
  • H. Bashar
  • A. Khan
  • A. Islam
  • Mr. Islam
Won [48]
37 3 May 2003 Asgiriya Stadium , Kandy  New Zealand 3 39.0 49 1.25 5
  • Mr. Horne
  • Mr. Sinclair
  • J. Oram
  • D. Vettori
  • D. Tuffey
Drawn [49]
38 20 June 2003 Beausejour Stadium , Gros Islet  West Indies 2 50.0 138 2.76 5
  • C. Gayle
  • R. Sarwan
  • Mr. Samuels
  • R. Jacobs
  • C. Collymore
Drawn [50]
39 2 December 2003 Galle International Stadium , Galle  England 2 31.4 46 1.45 7 *
  • Mr. Trescothick
  • Mr. Vaughan
  • P. Collingwood
  • A. Flintoff
  • C. Read
  • A. Giles
  • R. Johnson
Drawn [51]
40 8 March 2004 Galle International Stadium , Galle  australia 1 21.3 59 2.74 6 *
  • Mr. Hayden
  • D. Lehmann
  • A. Symonds
  • A. Gilchrist
  • Mr. Kasprowicz
  • S. MacGill
Lost [52]
41 8 March 2004 Galle International Stadium , Galle  australia 3 56.0 153 2.73 5 *
  • Mr. Hayden
  • D. Martyn
  • D. Lehmann
  • A. Symonds
  • S. Warne
Lost [52]
42 16 March 2004 Asgiriya Stadium , Kandy  australia 3 50.3 173 3.42 5
  • A. Gilchrist
  • D. Martyn
  • A. Symonds
  • S. Warne
  • J. Gillespie
Lost [53]
43 24 March 2004 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  australia 1 37.1 123 3.30 5
  • D. Lehmann
  • S. Katich
  • A. Gilchrist
  • S. Warne
  • J. Gillespie
Lost [54]
44 6 May 2004 Harare Sports Club , Harare  Zimbabwe 1 24.2 45 1.84 6
  • T. Taibu
  • A. Maregwede
  • Mr. Nkala
  • P. Utseya
  • B. Mahwire
  • D. Hondo
Won [55]
45 13 July 2005 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  West Indies 3 21.0 36 1.71 6
  • S. Joseph
  • D. Ramdin
  • O. Banks
  • D. Powell
  • T. Best
  • J. Lawson
Won [56]
46 22 July 2005 Asgiriya Stadium , Kandy  West Indies 4 16.2 46 2.81 8 *
  • R. Ramdass
  • R. Morton
  • S. Joseph
  • N. Deonarine
  • D. Ramdin
  • O. Banks
  • D. Powell
  • T. Best
Won [57]
47 12 September 2005 R. Premadasa Stadium , Colombo  bangladesh 3 10.4 18 1.68 6
  • S. Nafees
  • Mr. Ashraful
  • T. Imran
  • A. Ahmed
  • Mr. Rafique
  • E. Haque
Won [58]
48 10 December 2005 Feroz Shah Kotla , Delhi  india 1 38.4 100 2.58 7
  • R. Dravid
  • V. Laxman
  • S. Tendulkar
  • S. Ganguly
  • Mr. Dhoni
  • I. Pathan
  • H. Singh
Lost [59]
49 28 February 2006 Chittagong Divisional Stadium , Chittagong  bangladesh 3 19.5 54 2.72 6
  • S. Nafees
  • Mr. Ashraful
  • K. Mashud
  • A. Kapali
  • Mr. Rafique
  • E. Haque
Won [60]
50 8 March 2006 Shaheed Chandu Stadium , Bogra  bangladesh 1 30.5 79 2.56 5
  • J. Omar
  • N. Iqbal
  • H. Bashar
  • Mr. Rahim
  • S. Rasel
Won [61]
51 3 April 2006 Asgiriya Stadium , Kandy  Pakistan 2 16.4 39 2.34 5
  • K. Akmal
  • Mr. Yousuf
  • F. Iqbal
  • A. Razzaq
  • D. Kaneria
Lost [62]
52 25 May 2006 Edgbaston Stadium , Birmingham  England 2 25.0 86 3.44 6 *
  • Mr. Trescothick
  • A. Cook
  • K. Pietersen
  • P. Collingwood
  • G. Jones
  • L. Plunkett
Lost [63]
53 2 June 2006 Trent Bridge , Nottingham  England 4 30.0 70 2.33 8 *
  • Mr. Trescothick
  • A. Strauss
  • A. Cook
  • K. Pietersen
  • P. Collingwood
  • A. Flintoff
  • G. Jones
  • J. Lewis
Won [64]
54 27 July 2006 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  South Africa 3 64.0 131 2.04 6 *
  • A. Hall
  • A. Prince
  • A. de Villiers
  • H. Gibbs
  • A. Nel
  • D. Steyn
Won [65]
55 4 August 2006 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium , Colombo  South Africa 1 33.5 128 3.78 5 *
  • H. Amla
  • A. Prince
  • Mr. Boucher
  • D. Steyn
  • Mr. Ntini
Won [66]
56 4 August 2006 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium , Colombo  South Africa 3 46.5 97 2.07 7 *
  • H. Gibbs
  • A. Prince
  • A. de Villiers
  • Mr. Boucher
  • S. Pollock
  • N. Boje
  • D. Steyn
Won [66]
57 15 December 2006 Basin Reserve , Wellington  New Zealand 4 34.1 87 2.54 6 *
  • C. Cumming
  • Mr. Sinclair
  • N. Astle
  • B. McCullum
  • D. Vettori
  • J. Franklin
Won [67]
58 25 June 2007 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  bangladesh 1 7.3 15 2.00 5
  • R. Saleh
  • S. Hasan
  • Mr. Mortaza
  • Mr. Rafique
  • A. Razzak
Won [68]
59 11 July 2007 Asgiriya Stadium , Kandy  bangladesh 1 14.5 28 1.88 6 *
  • S. Nafees
  • R. Saleh
  • Mr. Mortaza
  • Mr. Rafique
  • S. Hossain
  • S. Rasel
Won [69]
60 11 July 2007 Asgiriya Stadium , Kandy  bangladesh 3 21.0 54 2.57 6 *
  • S. Nafees
  • H. Bashar
  • Mr. Ashraful
  • Mr. Mortaza
  • S. Hossain
  • S. Rasel
Won [69]
61 1 December 2007 Asgiriya Stadium , Kandy  England 2 35.0 55 1.57 6
  • Mr. Vaughan
  • I. Bell
  • K. Pietersen
  • P. Collingwood
  • R. Bopara
  • Mr. Hoggard
Won [70]
62 9 December 2007 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  England 1 47.2 116 2.45 5
  • Mr. Vaughan
  • I. Bell
  • Mr. Prior
  • R. Sidebottom
  • S. Harmison
Drawn [71]
63 April 2008 Queen’s Park Oval , Port of Spain  West Indies 2 29.2 79 2.69 5
  • R. Sarwan
  • Mr. Samuels
  • D. Smith
  • D. Ramdin
  • D. Powell
Lost [72]
64 23 July 2008 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  india 2 29.0 84 2.89 5 *
  • G. Gambhir
  • S. Tendulkar
  • S. Ganguly
  • D. Karthik
  • H. Singh
Won [73]
65 23 July 2008 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  india 3 13.0 26 2.00 6 *
  • G. Gambhir
  • V. Sehwag
  • S. Tendulkar
  • S. Ganguly
  • D. Karthik
  • A. Kumble
Won [73]
66 26 December 2008 Sher-e-Bangla Stadium , Mirpur  bangladesh 2 22.0 49 2.22 6 *
  • T. Iqbal
  • J. Siddique
  • S. Hassan
  • Mr. Mortaza
  • S. Hossain
  • Mr. Alam
Won [74]
67 18 July 2010 Galle International Stadium , Galle  india 2 17.0 63 3.70 5
  • S. Tendulkar
  • Y. Singh
  • Mr. Dhoni
  • P. Ojha
  • A. Mithun
Won [75]

One Day Internationals

No. Dated Ground Against Inn overs runs Econ WKTS batsmen result
1 25 April 1998 Willowmoore Park , Benoni  Pakistan 2 9.2 23 2.46 5
  • S. Anwar
  • A. Mahmood
  • W. Akram
  • R. Latif
  • W. Younis
Won [76]
2 20 August 1998 Lord’s Cricket Ground , St. John’s Wood  England 1 10.0 34 3.40 5
  • N. Knight
  • Mr. Atherton
  • A. Stewart
  • A. Brown
  • N. Hussain
Won [77]
3 14 July 2000 R. Premadasa Stadium , Colombo  South Africa 2 10.0 44 4.40 5
  • G. Kirsten
  • A. Hall
  • N. Boje
  • L. Klusener
  • S. Pollock
Won [78]
4 27 October 2000 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium , Sharjah  india 2 10.0 30 3.00 7
  • S. Tendulkar
  • R. Singh
  • V. Kambli
  • Y. Singh
  • H. Badani
  • V. Dahiya
  • S. Joshi
Won [79]
5 31 January 2001 McLean Park , Napier  New Zealand 2 7.5 30 3.82 5
  • R. Twose
  • A. Parore
  • D. Vettori
  • A. Penn
  • C. Martin
Won [80]
6 9 April 2002 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium , Sharjah  New Zealand 1 10.0 9 0.90 5
  • C. Nevin
  • S. Fleming
  • S. Styris
  • C. Harris
  • Mr. Sinclair
Lost [81]
7 18 May 2003 Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium , Dambulla  Pakistan 2 9.4 23 2.37 5
  • Y. Youhana
  • S. Malik
  • A. Razzaq
  • S. Akhtar
  • S. Ahmed
Won [82]
8 29 April 2004 Harare Sports Club , Harare  Zimbabwe 2 10.0 23 2.30 5
  • S. Matsikenyeri
  • T. Taibu
  • E. Chigumbura
  • P. Utseya
  • D. Hondo
Won [83]
9 30 June 2008 National Stadium, Karachi  bangladesh 2 10.0 31 3.10 5
  • R. Hasan
  • Mr. Rahim
  • A. Kapali
  • A. Razzak
  • Mr. Mortaza
Won [84]
10 30 November 2008 Harare Sports Club , Harare  Zimbabwe 2 10.0 29 2.90 5
  • V. Sibanda
  • C. Chibhabha
  • S. Matsikenyeri
  • E. Chigumbura
  • R. Price
Won [85]

Notes

  1. Jump up^ Cricket statistics are not rounded up. [19]

References

Specific

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  2. Jump up^ Pervez, MA (2001). A Dictionary of Cricket . East Blackswan. p. 31. ISBN  978-81-7370-184-9 .
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  5. Jump up^ “Twenty20 Internationals: Bowling Records – Best figures in an innings” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-25 .
  6. Jump up^ “Mr. Muralitharan – Twenty20 International Bowling” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 21 November 2009 .
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  8. Jump up^ “One-Day Internationals: Bowling Records – Most wickets in career” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-25 .
  9. Jump up^ “Murali ‘best bowler ever ‘ ” . BBC Sport . 2002-12-13 . Retrieved 2009-10-25 .
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  11. Jump up^ “Muralitharan to quit Test cricket at end of next year” . Agence France-Presse (AFP) . Taipei Times . 2009-08-01 . Retrieved 2009-10-25 .
  12. Jump up^ “Test Matches: Bowling Records – Most ten-wickets-in-a-match in a career” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-25 .
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  14. Jump up^ “Muttiah Muralitharan – 5 wicket hauls in Test matches” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-26 .
  15. Jump up^ “Muttiah Muralitharan reaches 800 Test wickets landmark” . BBC Sport. 2010-07-22 . Retrieved 2010-07-22 .
  16. Jump up^ “Player Profile: Muttiah Muralitharan” . BBC Sport . 2002-04-16 . Retrieved 2009-10-25 .
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  18. Jump up^ “One-Day Internationals: Bowling Records – Best Figures in an Innings” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-25 .
  19. Jump up^ Frindall, Bill (2006-10-25). “Stump the Bearded Wonder No 133” . BBC Sport . Retrieved 2009-10-31 .
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  21. Jump up^ “South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series (1993) – Scorecard of 2nd Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-23 .
  22. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in India Test Series (1993/94) – Scorecard of 1st Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-23 .
  23. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in New Zealand Test Series (1994/95) – Scorecard of 1st Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-23 .
  24. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series (1995/96) – Scorecard of 2nd Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-23 .
  25. Jump up^ “Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka Test Series (1996) – Scorecard of 1st Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-23 .
  26. Jump up^ “Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series (1996/97) – Scorecard of 1st Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  27. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in West Indies Test Series (1997) – Scorecard of 1st Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
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  30. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series (1997/98) – Scorecard of 2nd Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  31. Jump up^ “New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series (1998) – Scorecard of 1st Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  32. Jump up^ “New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series (1998) – Scorecard of 3rd Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
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  34. Jump up^ “Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series (1999) – Scorecard of 2nd Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  35. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in Pakistan Test Series (1999/00) – Scorecard of 2nd Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
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  40. Jump up^ “India in Sri Lanka Test Series (2001) – Scorecard of 1st Test”. Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
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  45. Jump up^ “Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka Test Series (2001/02) – Scorecard of 2nd Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  46. Jump up^ “Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka Test Series (2001/02) – Scorecard of 3rd Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  47. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in England Test Series (2002) – Scorecard of 2nd Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
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  63. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in England Test Series (2006) – Scorecard of 2nd Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  64. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in England Test Series (2006) – Scorecard of 3rd Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
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  67. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in New Zealand Test Series (2006/07) – Scorecard of 2nd Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  68. Jump up^ “Bangladesh in Sri Lanka Test Series (2007) – Scorecard of 1st Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
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  74. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in Bangladesh Test Series (2008/09) – Scorecard of 1st Test” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  75. Jump up^ “India in Sri Lanka Test Series (2010) – Scorecard of 1st Test”. Cricinfo . Retrieved 2010-07-22 .
  76. Jump up^ “Standard Bank International One-Day Series (1997/98) Scorecard of 7th match” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  77. Jump up^ “Emirates Triangular Tournament (1998) – Scorecard of final” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  78. Jump up^ “Singer Triangular Series (2000) – Scorecard of final” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  79. Jump up^ “Coca-Cola Champions Trophy (2000/01) – Scorecard of 6th match” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  80. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in New Zealand ODI Series (2000/01) – Scorecard of 1st ODI” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  81. Jump up^ “Sharjah Cup (2001/02) – Scorecard of 2nd match” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  82. Jump up^ “Alfalah Cup (2003) – Scorecard of 4th match” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  83. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe ODI Series (2004) – Scorecard of 5th ODI” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  84. Jump up^ “Asia Cup (2008) – Scorecard of 9th match, Super Four” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .
  85. Jump up^ “Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe ODI Series (2008/09) – Scorecard of 5th ODI” . Cricinfo . Retrieved 2009-10-24 .

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