GALLE: Veteran Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath stated he’s aiming for a profession complete of four hundred Test wickets after main his aspect to a 259-run win over Bangladesh within the first Test in Galle Saturday.
Herath claimed 6-fifty nine runs within the second innings as hosts Sri Lanka dismissed Bangladesh for 197 runs in lower than two periods to say a crushing win, giving them a 1-zero lead within the two-Test collection.
His twenty third 5 or extra wicket haul in an innings took his Tests tally to 366 wickets, permitting him to leapfrog New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori, who has 362 wickets to his identify, to turn out to be Test cricket’s most profitable left-arm spinner.
Herath took the report-breaking wicket haul in simply seventy nine Tests, in comparison with Vettori’s 113 Tests.
Amongst all left-arm bowlers, solely Pakistani quick bowler Wasim Akram is forward of Herath, with 414 wickets.
Herath, who will have fun his thirty ninth birthday subsequent week, stated he want to end his profession with four hundred wickets.
“I’ve already performed seventy nine Tests and I’m proud of no matter I’ve achieved thus far,” Herath stated after the Bangladesh win. “I don’t understand how lengthy I’ll go on and the way lengthy I’ll have my type. However I want to get to four hundred wickets.
“Just a few legends of the sport have taken four hundred Test wickets. In order that might be nice. I don’t know if I’ll have this manner all the time. I’m wanting ahead to do my job for the group.”
Herath has maintained his one hundred per cent report as captain after stepping in for Angelo Mathews.
He led Sri Lanka to 2 wins towards Zimbabwe final yr and was made captain once more for the Bangladesh collection in Mathews’ absence.
The Sri Lankan cricket board has not stated why Mathews was dropped, however he returned house final month midway by means of the South African tour after twisting his ankle.
Herath stated he was not sure if he would lead Sri Lanka past the Bangladesh collection. “It is dependent upon what the selectors assume and the way Angelo shapes up and we have to have a chat after which determine.”
Revealed in Daybreak, March twelfth, 2017
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