Rangana Herath’s brilliant bowling and Bangladesh’s dramatic collapse on a very good batting track. Here are the statistical highlights from the final day of first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Galle.
366 Test wickets for Rangana Herath, most by a left-arm spinner in the history. He overtakes Daniel Vettori’s mark of 362 Test wickets when he dismissed Liton Das in Bangladesh second innings. Now only Wasim Akram (414) has more Test wickets than Herath by any left-arm bowler.
29 Five-wicket haul for Rangana Herath in Tests, joint fifth-most with Australia’s Glenn McGrath. Also, it was his 15th six -wicket haul in Tests, again fifth-most by a Test bowler.
29 Consecutive Test wins for Sri Lanka at home, their joint second-best winning streak (without draw). They had won consecutive matches at home between August 2001 and July 2002 which is their longest streak. They had won another six straight matches between July 2006 and December 2007 at home.
259 Runs margin of Bangladesh’s defeat in today’s match, their seventh biggest margin in terms of runs concerned. The biggest runs margin in defeat is by 465 runs, which is again against same opponent in 2009 at Chittagong.