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MELBOURNE, JULY 30 The ball used by cricketer Shane Warne to equal the world Test wicket record was sold on Thursday for 42,700 Australian dollars on a website auction, officials said.
The ball was purchased by an unknown bidder using the name Arim44. Proceeds from the auction will go to Warne's charity, the Shane Warne Foundation, which was launched last month and helps the seriously ill and underprivileged children.
Warne took a share of the world record earlier this month when he claimed his 527th wicket against Sri Lanka in a drawn Test at Cairns. Warne shares the record with Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.
The Australian leg-spinner said he doesn't know if he'll have another chance to equal or hold the record.
``Hopefully if Murali keeps taking his wickets and I can keep taking a few and just keep nudging ahead of him that would be fantastic, but I might never get that chance again to be the equal world record-holder,'' he said.
``That might be the one and only time. So the lucky person that bought that ball might have something that will be pretty special over the years.'' AP
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