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Sri Lanka spin ace Herath to retire after first England Test

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in Test history, will retire after the series opener against England in Galle next month, the country´s cricket board said. The 40-year-old, who has been managing knee injuries for several years, will bring down the curtain on his glorious career ...

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Sri Lanka rule Herath out of crucial 3rd Test

NAGPUR: Sri Lanka have lost key spinner Rangana Herath for the crucial third Test against India starting Saturday because of recurrent back problems. The tourists on Tuesday called up Jeffrey Vandersay to replace the 39-year-old for the New Delhi Test, which Sri Lanka must win to avoid another series defeat. ...

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Sri Lanka sweeps test series by 2-0 against Pakistan

DUBAI: Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera finished with five wickets to help Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday and take the series 2-0. Perera had figures of 5-98 as Pakistan, chasing a tough 317 to win, were bowled out for 248 in the second hour of ...

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Herath can adjust, counter plans against him, says Azhar Ali

DUBAI: The only series in recent memory when Pakistan negated the threat of Rangana Herath effectively was in 2015 when the Sri Lanka left-arm spinner managed only two wickets in two home Tests, a success which came about after a specific plan against the bowler. In the wake of Pakistan’s ...

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Herath becomes first left arm spinner to grab 400 Test wickets

ABU DHABI: The 39-year-old achieved some remarkable statistics and once again showed the world that he is one of, if not the best left arm spinner in the game. He has picked up 101 wickets against Pakistan, most by any bowler. The record for the previous highest number of wickets ...

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Sri Lanka defeat Pakistan by 21 runs in first Test

ABU DHABI: Rangana Herath was the usual suspect as Sri Lanka ran through Pakistan to claim a memorable 21-run win on the final day of the first match in the two-Test series between the two sides. The Abu Dhabi pitch had been docile enough for the first three days to ...

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Pneumonia-hit Chandimal to lead Sri Lanka recovery bid

COLOMBO: Dinesh Chandimal is set to return from pneumonia to lead injury-hit Sri Lanka as they bid to rebound from their record thrashing against India in the second Test in Colombo, starting on Thursday. Chandimal, who was only appointed last month, sat out the first Test in Galle when Virat ...

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Dhawan, Pujara centuries hurt Sri Lanka in first Test

GALLE: Shikhar Dhawan smashed a career-best 190 on his Test comeback to lead a brilliant Indian batting assault on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. The left-handed opener struck 31 boundaries in a blazing 168-ball knock and Cheteshwar Pujara joined in with an unbeaten ...

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Herath to skipper SL against India

COLOMBO: The ace spinner will lead in Galle and possibly Colombo depending on the health of the ill captain Veteran spinner Rangana Herath has been confirmed as Dinesh Chandimal’s replacement as Test skipper after the newly-appointed skipper was ruled out of the first Test against India with illness. Herath has ...

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Herath helps Sri Lanka to series sweep

HARARE: Rangana Herath recorded the best figures by a bowler in a Test in Zimbabwe as Sri Lanka completed a 257-run victory in the second Test at the Harare Sports Club to sweep the series 2-0. Sri Lanka went into the final day needing just three wickets to wrap up ...

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