2nd Test: Rangana Herath Grabs Five as Pakistan Crumble on Day 2

Rangana Herath, playing his 57th Test, is only the third Sri Lankan bowler to reach the 250-wicket mark after world record holder Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Chaminda Vaas (355).

updated: August 15, 2014 18:12 IST
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Rangana Herath picked up five against Pakistan in Colombo.


Colombo: Test cricket's top-ranked spinner Rangana Herath skittled Pakistan's top order on way to surpassing the 250-wicket mark to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Friday. (Scorecard)

The 36-year-old left-arm bowler grabbed five wickets as Pakistan, replying to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 320, were reduced to 140-5 after tea on the second day at the Sinhalese Sports Club.

The sixth-wicket pair of Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed stemmed the rot with a 93-run stand that lifted the tourists to 244-6 by stumps, still trailing by 76 runs with four wickets in hand.

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