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Muralitharan equals world record

February 03, 2009 17:49 IST

Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan equalled the world record for most one-day wickets on Tuesday by taking his tally to 502.

The 36-year-old, playing in his 327th match, drew level with retired Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram's landmark in the third one-day international against India.

Muralitharan, who also holds the world record for most Test wickets, had Yuvraj Singh caught to reach the mark.

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