Test Match fixed to allow Murali get 800 wickets?
Betting barons around the world, including India, had given favourable odds for India losing the first cricket test against Sri Lanka and also Muthaiah Muralitharan getting the 800-wicket milestone. This has fuelled speculation that the test has been fixed.
Since the result of the test and Murali getting 800 wickets in his last test before retirement, the buzz is strong that there is a tacit understanding between Team India and Sri Lanka in fixing the result, though rain almost played a spoil sport.
Most analysts say that with the current form of Murali, getting an 8-wicket haul is something that is akin to a miracle unless the Indian batsmen played bad shots deliberately when Murali is bowling.