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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day

Murali reaches another milestone

Muttiah Muralitharan's 4 for 14 in Bangladesh's first innings was his 100th four-wicket haul in Tests

Mathew Varghese

July 3, 2007

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  • Muttiah Muralitharan's 4 for 14 in Bangladesh's first innings was his 100th four-wicket haul in Tests. Shane Warne is in second place on 85

  • Sri Lanka dismissed Bangladesh for 62, their lowest total in Tests, beating their previous low of 86, which was also made against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo in 2005.

  • 62 is also the lowest total in Sri Lanka, nine less than Sri Lanka's 71 against Pakistan at Kandy in 1994.

  • Bangladesh's innings lasted 152 balls (25.2 overs), the fourth-shortest completed first innings of a Test. The shortest is 113 balls during the Ashes Test at Lord's in 1896.

  • Lasith Malinga wrecked the Bangladesh top-order, dismissing the first four batsmen for 25 runs off 9 overs. His 4 for 25 was his third-best analysis in Tests.

  • Mohammad Ashraful equaled the record for most ducks scored by a Bangladesh batsmen. His third-ball duck today was his 11th in Tests drawing him level with Khaled Mashud.

  • Kumar Sangakkara scored his 22nd half-century in Tests. Sangakkara averages 74.56 in the 18 matches that he has played as a batsman alone, compared to 42.85 in matches where he has also kept wickets.

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