Record-breaker Herath helps Sri Lanka down Tigers

Share

Record-breaker Herath helps Sri Lanka down Tigers

Bangladesh cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim looks back towards his wicket after being dismissed by Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will mark the occasion of Bangladesh's 100th Test, at the P Sara Oval in Colombo, with a medal-giving ceremony on the first day on March 15, SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala told Bangladeshi media covering the two-Test series in Galle yesterday.

Herath moved past former Black Cap Daniel Vettori as he became the all-time leading wicket-taker among left-arm spinners with his 366 wickets in 79 Tests. Chasing 457, the visitors began the fifth day on 67-0 and hoping the weather would aid their cause, but could only survive until the middle of the afternoon session. As the game comes to an end, here are the peak moments and highlights from the final day's play at Galle.

Mushfiqur brought up his 16th test 50 off 107 balls but fell to rival skipper Rangana Herath who claimed 3-72. But we lost five wickets in that first hour and then it becomes very hard. However, Tharanga attempted one shot too many and was bowled by Mehedi after missing a slog-sweep, ending the third-wicket association worth 64 runs. Soumya Sarkar had raced to 53 on the previous evening, but lasted just two balls on the resumption of play as he was bowled by Asela Gunaratne - although the batsman initially thought he had been given out caught behind and tried to review the decision.

Soon Herath completed his 29th five-wicket haul in tests when he bowled Mustafizur Rahman for a duck. He eventually had to leave the field after replays upheld the onfield call that ruled in favour of the bowler Perera, who also found the outside edge of Tamim Iqbal's bat to leave Bangladesh struggling.

Herath then struck twice in an over to get a firm grip on the game. "Of course there is a lot to learn from him", Soumya Sarkar, had said, following the Bangladesh's first-innings effort that saw them concede a 182-run lead despite some gritty knocks.

Earlier in the second session, Shakib removed Sri Lanka's first innings hero Kusal Mendis who made 19 before hoisting a catch to Taskin Ahmed at square leg boundary.

Share

Advertisement

© 2015 Leader Call. All Rights reserved.