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July 14: Dilruwan’s best bowling figures, Murali’s 700 wickets

On This Day in 2007, Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan reached 700 wickets in Test matches. He claimed this milestone in the Test match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Kandy. Muralidaran reached this milestone in 113 matches and became the fastest to achieve this milestone.

On This Day in 2017, Dinesh Chandimal became the 15th Test Captain for Sri Lanka. He scored 55 in the first innings against Zimbabwe, which is recorded as the highest test score by a debut captain in a first innings for Sri Lanka.

On This Day in 2018, Dilruwan Perera achieved his best bowling figures in Test matches. He claimed four wickets for 46 runs in the first innings and six wickets for 32 runs in the second innings against South Africa at Galle.

On This Day in 2019, England won the World Cup for the first time. The match was tied, and the Super Over was also tied, but England hit more boundaries than New Zealand, and England lifted the World Cup title.

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