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1992August 28 - September 2, Colombo
Muttiah Muralitharan, aged 20, makes his debut against Australia at the Khettarama Stadium and takes 3 for 141. Craig McDermott is his first Test wicket.
1993August 12, Colombo
August 25-30, Moratuwa
Murali takes 5 for 104 in South Africa's first innings, his first five-wicket haul in Tests. His wickets include Kepler Wessels, Hansie Cronje and Jonty Rhodes.
1995March 11-15, Napier
December 27, Melbourne
Darrell Hair no-balls Murali, playing his 22nd Test, seven times for a suspect action on the second day of the Boxing Day Test against Australia..
1996January 5, Brisbane
1997March 14-17, Hamilton
1998January 7-11, Kandy
March, Sri Lanka's tour to South Africa
Murali takes 16 wickets in two Tests - in Centurion and Cape Town - but Sri Lanka still lose the series 0-2.
April 15, Benoni
Murali takes his first five-wicket haul in ODIs, taking 5 for 23 as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 115 runs.
August 7-11, The Oval
Murali takes 16 for 220 - his career-best figures - in the one-off Test against England. Ben Hollioake becomes his 200th Test wicket. Sri Lanka win by ten wickets, their first Test victory in England.
1999January 23, Adelaide
Murali takes another 26 wickets in a three-Test series at home against South Africa at 18.46 apiece.
October 27, Sharjah
Murali takes 7 for 30 - the then best ODI figures - against India.
December 26-30, Durban
Playing his 58th Test, Murali takes his 300th Test wicket when he dismissed Shaun Pollock in the first Test in Durban. Only Dennis Lilllee reached the milestone faster, in his 56th Test.
2002January 4, Kandy
January 15, Galle
In his 72nd Test, Murali becomes the fastest to reach the 400-wicket landmark when he bowls Henry Olonga in the third Test in Galle.
April 9, Sharjah
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 11 runs in an ODI but Murali has astonishing figures of 10-3-9-5.
2004March 16, Kandy
March 28, Colombo
Murali is once again reported to the ICC by match referee Chris Broad for having a suspect action. Broad feels that the action with which Murali delivered the doosra during the Test series against Australia is not legitimate.
April 2, Perth
Murali undergoes tests on his action at the University of Western Australia in Perth.
The ICC effectively outlaws Murali's doosra, confirming that they are not about to increase the permitted five-degree tolerance level for spin bowlers to accommodate Murali. They later extended the limit to 15 degrees.
May 8, Harare
Murali goes past Courtney Walsh's record of 519 Test wickets. Zimbabwe's Mluleki Nkala becomes Murali's 520th scalp in Tests.
Sri Lanka Cricket instructs Muralitharan to stop bowling the doosra in international cricket. The ICC supports the decision.
Murali is named in the squad to tour Australia despite him saying that there was a possibility that he would opt out of the series
Murali pulls out of Sri Lanka's two-Test tour of Australia citing "personal reasons".
August - October
Murali grabbed the record for most Test wickets after both, Warne and he, were on 527 wickets each. Martin van Jaarsveld was Murali's 528th wicket in Galle. Warne later took the record back against India in Chennai in October.
2006January 24, Adelaide
February 4, Perth
Murali undergoes another round of Tests at the University of Western Australia to prove to the Australian crowds that his action is legitimate.
March 10, Bogra
Murali takes his 600th Test wicket in his 101st Test, dismissing Khaled Mashud in the second innings of the second Test in Bogra.
2007July 14, Kandy
An elbow injury while playing for Lancashire rules Murali out of the ICC World Twenty20.
Murali breaks Shane Warne's record of 708 wickets and becomes Test cricket's leading wicket-taker. He bowled England's Paul Collingwood in the first innings in Kandy to claim the record.
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