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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath breaks left-arm spinner Test wickets record

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath became the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket history as the hosts beat Bangladesh by 259 runs in Galle.
Sri Lanka 494 and 274/6 Declared
Bangladesh 312 and 197
Match Result - Sri Lanka won by 259 runs
MOM - Kusal Mendis(Sri Lanka)for his 194(285 Balls 4x19 and 6x4) and 19(49 Balls 6x1)
Herath, 38, surpassed the record of 362 wickets set by New Zealand's Daniel Vettori as Bangladesh were all out for 197 on the final day of the first Test.
He has 366 wickets in 79 Tests, after finishing with match figures of 9-131, including six in the final innings.
He is second to only Pakistan's Wasim Akram (414) of all left-arm bowlers.
In taking 6-59 in the final innings, Herath also claimed the 29th five-wicket haul of his career, drawing level with Australia's Glenn McGrath.
Only Herath's compatriot Muttiah Muralitharan (67), Australia's Shane Warne (37), New Zealand's Richard Hadlee (36) and India's Anil Kumble (35), have taken more five-wicket hauls in Tests.

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