Herath breaks Test wickets record for left-arm spinners

Rangana Herath
First Test, Galle:
Sri Lanka 494 & 274-6 dec: Tharanga 115, Chandimal 50*
Bangladesh 312 & 197: Sarkar 53, Herath 6-59
Sri Lanka won by 259 runs

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.

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.

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