Rangana Herath: 5 Wicket Haul against each test playing nation !
Rangana Herath: 5 Wicket Haul against each test playing nation !

Rangana Herath of Sri Lanka has been added to the elite club of the bowlers who have taken 5 wickets hauls against all test playing nations. He has conceived 5 wickets against Zimbabwe restricting them on 272 in Harare. This was his maiden 5 wicket haul against Zimbabwe. Before him, Muttiah Muralitharan and Dale Steyn have achieved this mark.

Although Zimbabwe made a promising start to their reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 504 all out, reaching 134 for two on the third morning, they ultimately succumbed to spin with offspinner Dilruwan Perera picking up 3 for 51 as the hosts lost their last five wickets for just 19 runs.

Having picked up both of the wickets to fall on the second evening, Herath made a key breakthrough when he bowled Brian Chari for a career-best 80 with a quicker delivery, and then dismissed Malcolm Waller for 18 on the stroke of lunch.Rangana Herath took 5 wickets giving 89 runs in his overall spells.

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