Herath destroys India to snatch win: 1st Test, Day 4 (Galle)

Veteran spinner Rangana Herath sealed a remarkable victory over India by 63 runs as the tourists were shot out for 112.

India started the day on 23/1, needing a further 153 runs to take a series lead. Herath took 7- 48 in 18 unbroken overs as he moved past Bishan Singh Bedi to become Test cricket's third most successful left-arm spinner.

Sri Lanka 183 (Mathews 64, Chandimal 59, Ashwin 6-46) and 367 (Chandimal 162, Mubarak 49, Thirimanne 44, Ashwin 4-114) beat India 375 (Dhawan 134, Kohli 103, Saha 60, Kaushal 5-40) and 112 (Herath 7-48, Kaushal 3-47) by 63 runs.

Aug 2015


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