By dismissing England captain Joe Root, Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath scalped his 100th wicket at the Galle International Stadium.
New Delhi, November 07, 2018: Rangana Herath, during his farewell Test against England, became only the third bowler to take 100 or more wickets at a single venue in the longest format of the game. In doing so, the veteran Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath joined the likes of spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan and England pacer James Anderson. Muttiah Muralitharan has bagged more than 100 wickets in three venues — Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy and Galle International Stadium while James Anderson had achieved the feat at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London according to the reports published in sports.ndtv.com.
Joe Root was Herath’s 431st wicket in the longest format of the game.
For Sri Lanka, Dilruwan Perera (3/47) and Suranga Lakmal (2/44) were the pick of the bowlers while England were 223/6 after 68 overs. Batting lower down the order, England wicket-keeper-batsman Ben Foakes was unbeaten on 59 runs.
Before the ongoing three-match Test series, Sri Lanka suffered a loss in the one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) match against England.