Rangana becomes first left-arm spinner to bag nine wickets in an inning

Rangana becomes first left-arm spinner to bag nine wickets in an inning

Written by Bella Dalima

17 Aug, 2014 | 7:44 am

It was the Rangana Herath show at the SSC ground on Saturday as the left arm spinner continued to bamboozle the Pakistani batsmen on day 3 of the second Test against Pakistan.

However, the limelight was stolen from Herath on S as Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene paired up for one last time to dazzle the Sri Lankan fans.

Pakistan resumed their first innings on 244 for 6 on day 3.

Rangana Hearth continues to bewilder the Pakistani batsmen and restricted them to a first innings score of 332 runs. Herath picked up 9 wickets for 127 runs and become the only left arm spinner to accomplish this feat .

Hearath who is the second Sri Lankan to achieve this feat after Muttiah Muralitharan is now eyeing Muralitharans record of most number of wickets in a two-test series .

Shafraz Ahmed top scored for the visitors with 103 runs. Sri Lanka who began their innings trailing by 12 runs got off to a steady start with an opening stand of 54 runs.

Upul Tharanga who looked menacing was dismissed for 45 runs. Kaushal Silva fell shortly afterward for 17 runs. Kumar Sangakkara meanwhile went onto reach his 51 test half century.

At stumps on day 3 Sri Lanka were 177 for the loss of 2 wickets with Mahela Jayaweardene who is playing in his final Test match unbeaten on 49.


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