Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Record Off The Field

Well-the third test match between India and Pakistan saw some awesome batting displays from the blades of Sourav Ganguly,Yuvraj Singh,Irfan Pathan,Misbah Ul Haq...and some decent bowling performances like the 5-wicket haul of Anil Kumble,Yasir Arafat's maiden 5-wicket haul and Ishanth sharma's first 5-wicket haul.But,however these were records on the field.But to much surprise,there was something off it also.Yes-thats the record set by Rajan Madugalle who completed his 100th test as match referee at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on 8th December 2007 during the third test match here between India and Pakistan.This was a first such acheivement by a match referee.
The former Sri Lankan cricketer who who made his debut in 1979(ODI) and 1982(test) reteired from both forms of the game in 1988.Rajan Madugalle has played in 21 tests and 63 one dayers.Congratulations Rajan!

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