March 12 (CRICKETNMORE) - Rangana Herath claimed 6-59 runs in the second innings as hosts Sri Lanka dismissed Bangladesh for 197 runs to win the test by 259 runs at Galle on Saturday giving them a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.
It was his 23rd five or more wicket haul in test cricket which took his wickets tally to 366 in five day game. He surpassed New Zealand's Daniel Vettori record, who has 362 wickets to his name, to become Test cricket's most successful left-arm spinner.
Among all left-arm bowlers, only Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram is ahead of Herath, with 414 wickets.
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Most wickets by a left-arm Spinner in Tests:
Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)* - 366 wickets in 79 Tests
Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) - 362 wickets in 113 Tests
Derek Underwood (England) - 297 wickets in 86 Tests
Bishen Singh Bedi (India) - 266 wickets in 67 Tests
Tony Lock (England) - 179 wickets in 49 Tests