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  Muttiah Muralitharan.com: Murali, Muralidaran, MuraliSpin, Muralifans, MuraliMagic
Muttiah Muralitharan has been named as the leading cricketer in the world for 2006 by the 144th edition of the Wisden Almanack, the sport's bible, which will be published on Wednesday.
Muttiah Muralitharan (born April 17, 1972 in Kandy), often referred to simply as Murali, is a Sri Lankan cricketer.
Muralitharan's bowling action is controversial amongst the cricket community, as to some it appears that it contravenes the laws of the game by straightening the arm further than is allowed.
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 The Hindu : Front Page News : Friday, May 07, 2004
Muttiah Muralitharan's spin bowling action was assessed in the Biomechanics Laboratory of the School of Human Movement and Exercise Science at the University of Western Australia.
Muralitharan produced high quality deliveries with an upper arm action that was similar in rotational speed to that of a fast bowler.
Muralitharan be permitted to continue bowling his "doosra" at least until a valid data base is collected on the various spin bowling disciplines.
www.hindu.com /2004/05/07/stories/murali/story1.htm   (1976 words)

 The sky is the limit
MUTTIAH MURALITHARAN is the highest wicket taker in the 127-year history of Test cricket with a fabulous record against all countries, but he has given away the highest number of runs for each Indian wicket he has captured.
Muralitharan became the highest wicket taker in Test history when he took two for 37 in the second innings of the first Test against Zimbabwe at Harare surpassing West Indies' fast bowler Courtney Walsh's record of 519 wickets.
Muralitharan, who turned 32 last month, was the youngest and fastest (87 Tests) to reach the 500-mark in a home series against Australia in March.
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 ABC Sport - Cricket - Murali hoping to race Warne to 500-wicket mark
Muralitharan wants to race with Warne, who is available for selection after a one-year drugs ban, to the historic 500 Test wicket milestone and then on to Courtney Walsh's 519 wicket world record.
Muralitharan expects his 34-year-old rival to reach the world record first but is confident that by the end of his career he will be the world's most prolific wicket-taker in the history of Test cricket.
Muralitharan, who bowls with a controversial bent-arm action and extracts prolific spin from a super-flexible wrist, is looking forward to the challenge of testing his abilities against the world champions.
www.abc.net.au /sport/content/s1047268.htm   (580 words)

 CNNSI.com - Cricket - Muralitharan reaches 400 wickets, Sri Lanka seals win - Tuesday January 15, 2002 10:17 AM
Ace spinner Muralitharan, who Tuesday joined cricket's hall of fame by becoming the youngest bowler to take 400 wickets, finished the test with a haul of nine for 91 and was named the Man of the Match.
Muralitharan, 29, became the first Sri Lankan bowler to claim 400 wickets and erased Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne's record of being the youngest bowler to achieve the feat.
Muralitharan finished with the innings figure of five for 67, the 33rd time he has taken five wickets in an innings.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /cricket/news/2002/01/15/sl_zim_copy4_ap   (662 words)

 ABC Sport - Cricket - Murali reported for chucking 'doosra'
Muralitharan's action has been the source of controversy since he was no balled for throwing by umpire Darrell Hair during a Test match at Melbourne in December 1995.
Muralitharan was later cleared by the ICC after a bio-mechanical analysis at the University of Western Australia, which concluded that his bent-arm action created the "optical illusion" of chucking.
Muralitharan, who generates prodigious spin from his rubber-wristed and bent-armed action, is unable to fully straighten his arm because of a congenital deformity.
www.abc.net.au /sport/content/s1075649.htm   (745 words)

 Scotsman.com Sport - Cricket - Muralitharan's eightsome reel leads bamboozled England a merry dance
MUTTIAH Muralitharan single-wristedly destroyed England in spectacular fashion yesterday as Sri Lanka levelled the Test series at Trent Bridge.
Muralitharan admitted his devastating display was one of the greatest performances of his career.
Muralitharan claimed he was not bothered that he was denied the chance to take all ten and added: "I was happy if we get England all out.
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 SCG crowd taunts Muralitharan - theage.com.au
Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan was taunted by the SCG crowd last night as he went close to claiming the 300th limited-overs wicket of his career.
Muralitharan moved to 298 career victims when Australia's World Cup all-rounder Andrew Symonds (four) played an awful shot, miscuing an attempted slog, letting go of the bat with one hand as Hashan Tillakaratne took a simple catch.
Muralitharan's best over was his seventh, a maiden to Jimmy Maher, who had been shoved down the order to No. 8.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/01/09/1041990053302.html   (310 words)

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Muralitharan claims that the controversy, unfortunate as it was, went on to make him a stronger person and ultimately a better bowler.
Muralitharan was twice called for throwing in Australia by the home country's umpires Darrel Hair in 1995-96 and by Ross Emerson in 1998-99, but on each occasion his bowling action was cleared by the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Bowling Review Group comprising past international cricketers.
Muralitharan said bowling to a county player and an international player was totally different.
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 We're all chuckers, says Muralitharan - Cricket - www.smh.com.au
Muralitharan, who has endured controversy over his action through his 532 Test-wicket career, said Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie were all straightening their arms beyond the legal limit.
Muralitharan said almost all bowlers flexed their arms, including the Australians, and maintained he had been subjected to unfair scrutiny throughout his career because other cricket nations were jealous of his achievements.
Muralitharan, who has often been heckled by Australian crowds, said he was still unsure if he would play again in Australia.
www.smh.com.au /news/Cricket/Were-all-chuckers-says-Muralitharan/2004/11/15/1100384498517.html   (752 words)

Averaging nearly 6 wickets per Test, Muttiah Muralitharan is on of the most successful bowlers in the game, the greatest player in Sri Lanka's history, and without doubt the most controversial cricketer of the modern age.
Muralitharan's rise from humble beginnings, being the Tamil son of a hill-country confectioner, to the top of the wicket-takers' list in Test cricket has divided the cricket world in the past decade because of his weird bent-arm bowling action.
Muralitharan was sent for further tests in Perth and England and was cleared again.
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 CNNSI.com - Cricket - Resurgent Sri Lanka beats England by 31 runs - Monday January 13, 2003 02:54 PM
Muralitharan took 1-36 from his 10 overs, bowling tailender Jimmy Anderson for one as England again failed to build on a century opening stand.
Muralitharan finished with a tidy 1-36 from his 10 overs as Sri Lanka scored 284 for seven and then dismissed England for 253 in 49.2 overs to win by 31 runs.
Muralitharan was rated by cricket 'bible' Wisden last month as the best bowler in test cricket history and seventh-best in one-day internationals, with Akram the top bowler and Viv Richards the top batsman.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /cricket/news/2003/01/13/srilanka_england   (913 words)

 Cricket-Muralitharan routs England to save series
Muttiah Muralitharan just missed out on a historic 10-wicket haul as Sri Lanka crushed England by 134 runs in the third and final test to level the series 1-1 today.
Muralitharan has now taken 635 wickets in 106 tests, capturing 10 wickets or more in 16 of them.
Muralitharan spent most of Monday morning licking his lips as he watched England's young spinner Monty Panesar wrap up the Sri Lankan innings by completing figures of five for 78, his first test five-wicket haul.
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 Online edition of Daily News - News
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse sent his warm greetings to Muttiah Muralitharan, on his achievement of becoming the highest wicket taker in Test cricket.The Prime Minister said: "On behalf of the Sri Lanka Government and the people of Sri Lanka I congratulate you and send you my best wishes.
JVP Leader Somawansa Amarasinghe in a media release yesterday congratulated Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan on the occasion of his taking the 521st Test wicket and breaking the existing world record of 519 held by Courtney Walsh of the West Indies.
Muttiah Muralitharan has taken the highest number of Test wickets overcoming many challenges.
www.dailynews.lk /2004/05/10/new26.html   (353 words)

 Muttiah Muralitharan, cricket star | WFP - Newsroom - WFPeople
WFP partner Muttiah Muralitharan’s record-breaking performances on the cricket pitch have not only changed the face of his sport, but have given hope to a nation torn by 21 years of civil war.
Muralitharan’s mastery of spin bowling, which has made him the second most prolific wicket-taker in cricket history, bridges Sri Lanka’s ethnic divide: a member of the Tamil minority, “Murali” is equally popular with the Sinhala majority.
In November 2004, Muralitharan went out to bat for WFP, touring the agency’s field projects in war-damaged northern Sri Lanka, and handing out cricket sets to children who receive free meals from WFP in return for going to school.
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 Muralitharan arrives in England
LONDON: Off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has joined the Sri Lanka team in England, a statement issued by the tourists confirmed Sunday.
Muralitharan, 30, had been having treatment in Australia after suffering a dislocation and torn ligaments in his left shoulder during the Sharjah Cup final against Pakistan last month.
Muralitharan is one of the most effective bowlers currently in world cricket.
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 Muttiah Muralitharan: Ideas & Identities of India Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Muralitharan was called for throwing by Australian umpires Daryll Hair and Ross Emerson in each of the previous two tours, in 1995-96 and 1998-99.
Shane Warne said just before the series that Muralitharan can show up any minute, further confirming that Muralitharan should get so carried away that he would certainly not show up although his decision for not coming was decided on his own supporters’ backing and for the future of his cricketing years.
No bowler matches the records that Muralitharan holds currently and as Shane Warne, equal to him in highest test wickets at 527, has said that he is even capable of 1000 wickets at the pace which he takes wickets in each test match.
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Cricket: Muttiah Muralitharan will not be Lancashire's overseas player this summer.(Sport)
Hussain shows ton of character; Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan falls to his knees in despair after another appeal against England captain Nasser Hussain is turned down.(Cricket)
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 CNN.com - Sri Lanka wrap-up crushing victory - Jul 31, 2006
Muralitharan is hugged on his way to a 10-wicket match haul and victory.
Muralitharan had a match haul of 10-172, including 4-41 in the first innings when South Africa were bowled out for 169.
Muralitharan took 4-41 in the first innings and 6-131 in the second for his 17th 10-wicket haul in a test match.
edition.cnn.com /2006/SPORT/07/31/cricket.srilanka/index.html   (452 words)

 Muralitharan keeping it straight - Cricket - www.theage.com.au
Muttiah Muralitharan is back, in Australia, and in Test cricket.
Young also said that when visiting Muralitharan in Sri Lanka once, he had examined his grandfather - who died earlier this year at 104 - and found the same deformity in his right arm that has made his grandson such a public figure.
At the dinner, footage not previously seen in Australia was aired, of Murali bowling with his arm in a brace in the nursery at Lord's.
www.theage.com.au /news/Cricket/Muralitharan-keeping-it-straight/2004/11/27/1101495459225.html?from=storylhs   (539 words)

 MuraliSpin.Com - Muthiah Muralidaran - Muttiah Muralitharan
But Muralitharan, who departed last week for Sri Lanka's tour of Zimbabwe, faces an anxious wait to see whether those conclusions are accepted because the results also show that he currently exceeds the flexing threshold that has been agreed by the ICC.
The Muralitharan report will not only argue that the tolerance levels are too low, but also question whether the correct criterion for distinguishing the appropriate threshold should be the current pace of the delivery or the speed of the arm - Muralitharan's arm speed is similar to a fast bowler.
Muralitharan's arm bend hovers around the 10-degree mark, a level that the University of Western Australia team have concluded does not give him an unfair advantage over batsman or other bowlers.
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 Cricinfo - Muralitharan's brilliance destroys England
Muttiah Muralitharan was outstanding on the fourth day with figures of 8 for 70 as Sri Lanka stormed home
Muttiah Muralitharan wanted to make what might be his final Test in England one to remember.
Muralitharan was on for all ten - having previously twice fallen one short in Tests - but that feat disappeared when Matthew Hoggard was run out.
content-aus.cricinfo.com /engvsl/content/current/story/249549.html   (905 words)

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