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Top 5 match-winning performances from Rangana Herath

  • Over the years, Rangana Herath has slowly become the primary spinner for Sri Lanka.
Manish Pathak
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Modified 07 Aug 2016, 22:46 IST

#2 Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Colombo, 2013

Rangana Herath
Rangana Herath exults after taking the wicket of Mominul Haque

The veteran Rangana Herath celebrated his 35th birthday by claiming 12 wickets for 157 runs against Bangladesh and set up a 1-0 series win. Herath also completed 200 wickets in Test cricket in the process.

The left-arm spinner picked up 5 wickets in the first innings and restricted Bangladesh to 240 runs. In response, Sri Lanka scored 346 runs and earned a lead of 106 runs.

Herath shone once again in the second essay, as he accounted for as many as 7 wickets. Bangladesh folded for 265 runs and set Sri Lanka a target of 160 runs.

Assured half-centuries from Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara ensured Sri Lanka got home by 7 wickets.

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Published 07 Aug 2016, 21:50 IST
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