Sri Lanka Defeat Bangladesh As Spinner Rangana Herath breaks record

Sri Lankan captain Rangana Herath become the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket history as the Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 259 runs in Galle.

The former Hampshire spinner, surpassed the record of 362 wickets set by New Zealand's spinner Daniel Vettori as the visitors were all out for 197 on the final day of the first test.

The 38 years old has 366 wickets in 79 Tests, after finishing with match figures of 9-131, including six in the final innings.

The spinner is second to only Pakistan's Legendary seamer Wasim Akram (414) of all left-arm bowlers.

In taking 6-59 in the final innings, the former Surrey also claimed the 29th five-wicket haul of his career, drawing level with former Australian seamer Glenn McGrath.

Only Herath's compatriot off - spinner Muttiah Murlidharan (67), Australia's leg-spinner (37), New Zealand's Richard Hadlee (36) and India's leg-spinner Anil Kumble (35), have taken more five-wicket hauls in Tests.

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