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    Murali destroyed Lillee's old record

    Didn't he just?

    90 wickets in 11 Tests.

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    I dont know.

    Do you mean wickets in a calendar year?
    I would not have a clue, though it would be interesting if it is.

    Cricinfo says that Murali has taken his 5th 10 for in his 6th match, and his 9th 5 - fer this year. Not to mention finally taking a 10 fer against all test playing nations.

    Therefore, from recollection, he now has 110 tests, over 670 wickets, 57 5 fers and 19 10 fers. Amazing.

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    19 10fers = record, wouldn't it?

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    Yeah he's held the record for a while I think.
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    Doesn't Warne hold the record for most test wickets in a calendar year? 96 last year?

    Played more tests than Murali this year though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    19 10fers = record, wouldn't it?
    By a long way - Warney's next with 10, then Hadlee with 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Doesn't Warne hold the record for most tests in a calendar year? 96 last year?

    Played more tests than Murali this year though.
    Yep, Warney got the record last year, and Murali doesn't have another Test this year to go for the record himself.

    Still, 90 wickets in 11 Tests is a phenomenal year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Doesn't Warne hold the record for most tests in a calendar year? 96 last year?
    They really do play far too much test cricket these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™
    They really do play far too much test cricket these days.
    LOL wow just realised my mistake.
    Last edited by Jono; 18-12-2006 at 05:44 AM.

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    Australia have actually only played 9 this year - Boxing day will make 10. And as far as I know we'll play even less in 2007, particularly if the scheduled Zimbabwe tour doesn't go ahead. Test against Zimbabwe are essentially meaningless anyway, but we never play them and it would be nice for pure consistency's sake to get the same average-boosters some other countries get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Doesn't Warne hold the record for most test wickets in a calendar year? 96 last year?

    Played more tests than Murali this year though.
    I meant that Murali smashed Lillee's old record of 85 wickets in 13 Tests. The record Warne broke last year.

    It's a shame Sri Lanka aren't playing a third Test against NZ. He could've got to a 100.

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    Wow and I thought Warne was great last year with his 96 wickets in 15 tests. Murali could have so easily broken the record.

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    Really does re-open the "Who is better?" Debate, doesnt it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomm NCCC
    Really does re-open the "Who is better?" Debate, doesnt it?
    Hurali got cheap wickets ?

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