Rangana Herath urges for patience from Sri Lanka’s cricket administrators as country continues search for next spin ace
Sri Lanka have lost three of four home Tests since Herath hung up his boots with visiting teams increasingly becoming more adept at thwarting the threat of their spinners in helpful conditions.
Ravindra Jadeja achieved the feat when he dismissed centurion Dean Elgar (160) during South Africa's first innings on the third day of 1st Test, in reply to India's 502 for 7 declared.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Chaminda Vaas predicts India as one of semi-finalists in upcoming ten-nation event
Vaas was however guarded when talking about his own country's chances in cricket's showpiece event to be held in England and Wales from 30 May
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas' complacency, Dimuth Karunaratne's calm presence led to historic series win for island nation
Dimuth Karunaratne the man who was handed the reins after Dinesh Chandimal was axed changed the team culture. He relaxed the curfew for the players.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Black Caps eye historic fourth consecutive series win, visitors look to end tough year on high
Having fought out of their skins to draw the Wellington Test, Sri Lanka will walk into Wednesday’s second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch brimming with confidence.
Sri Lanka vs England: Weak batting display, wrong DRS calls hurt hosts, led to 3-0 drubbing in Test series
England were definitely the better side. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, were extremely poor. At times they were lethargic, at times dumb, on other occasions lacked imagination and on a serious note even showed arrogance.
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Late bloomer Ajaz Patel's good show revives Black Caps' hopes of winning Test series
Ajaz Patel has been a late bloomer but has been in reckoning with his impressive performances in the domestic circuit.
Sri Lanka vs England: Rangana Herath's 433 wickets and other record-breaking stats that set the spinner apart
No other left-arm bowler has taken more wickets than Rangana Herath, who recently retired from international cricket, in the whites.
Sri Lanka vs England: Rangana Herath's bowling milestones might be equalled in future but his personality will remain unmatched
Rangana Herath is a simple man and sportsmen like him in this day and age are few and rare. With his retirement on Friday, cricket ended its only link to the 20th century as Herath was the only active player to have debuted in 1990s.
England claimed their first away Test victory in 13 matches on Friday with a commanding 211-run win against Sri Lanka in Galle, with Moeen Ali claiming his second four-wicket haul of the game.
Sri Lanka vs England, Highlights, 1st Test at Galle, Day 4, Full Cricket Score: Visitors win by 211 runs, lead series 1-0
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Sri Lanka vs England: Keaton Jennings' century on Day 3 sets hosts an improbable target of 462 in first Test
At the close, Sri Lanka were 15 without loss after Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva hung on for seven overs, leaving a further 447 to make at a ground where no team has successfully chased more than 99.
Sri Lanka vs England, Highlights, 1st Test at Galle, Day 3, Full Cricket Score: Jennings' ton helps visitors set mammoth target on Day 3
Follow live updates on the third day of the ongoing first Test between Sri Lanka and England at the Galle International Stadium on our live blog.
Sri Lanka vs England: Ben Foakes shines on debut as visitors recover from early blows to reach 321/8 on Day 1
Debutant Ben Foakes hit a defiant and unbeaten 87, guiding England to safety — after Sri Lanka claimed cheap early wickets — on 321 for eight at the end of the first day of the first Test.
Sri Lanka vs England, Highlights, 1st Test at Galle, Day 1, Full cricket score: Ben Foakes guides visitors to 321/8
Follow live updates on Day 1 of the first Test between Sri Lanka and England at the Galle International Stadium on our live blog.
Sri Lanka vs England: Hosts aim to better rankings, Joe Root and Co look to improve poor Asian record in Rangana Herath's swansong
Veteran Rangana Herath will only be there for the first Test in Galle as he brings the curtain down on a career that stretched for 19 years. Herath is cricket’s only link to the 20th century having made his Test debut in 1999.
Sri Lanka vs England: Dinesh Chandimal poses warning to visitors, says Galle pitch will help spinners
Sri Lanka, who went down to the tourists 3-1 in the five one-day internationals and also lost a one-off Twenty20 match, are looking for redemption in the three-Test series starting Tuesday.
Sri Lanka vs England: Jonny Bairstow ruled out of first Test after sustaining ankle injury while playing football
Jonny Bairstow hurt his ankle playing football in a training session and missed the last two games of the five-match ODI series, which England won 3-1.
Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath, aged 40, has taken five-wicket hauls against all the Test nations during his 19-year career and he stands 10th on the all-time bowlers' list with 430 dismissals.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 67: Bajrang Punia's silver medal, Bengaluru FC's win and more on daily podcast
In today's episode of Spodcast, we discuss Bajrang Punia's silver medal at the Wrestling World Championships,, Bengaluru FC's win against FC Pune City and more.