COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan on Tuesday equalled former Pakistani paceman Wasim Akram's world record of 502 wickets during the third one-day international against India here. The off-spin genius achieved the feat in his eighth over when he had Yuvraj Singh (117) caught by Chamara Kapugedera at point. Muralitharan, 36, holds the world record in Test cricket with 769 wickets in 125 matches. The Sri Lankan was playing his 327th one-dayer, while Akram figured in 356 games before quitting in 2003. Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar is the only player to hold two major world marks - highest scorer in both Tests (12,429) and one-day internationals (16,440).