Rangana Herath created history by taking 366 wickets in 79 Test Cricket Matches, he surpassed the record of 362 wickets set by New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori as Bangladesh were all out for 197 on the final day of the first Test & become most successful left arm spinner in Test Cricket History.
He has 366 wickets in 79 Tests, after finishing with match figures of 9-131, including six in the final innings.
Among the left arm bowlers Pakistan’s Wasim Akram with 414 wickets holding top spot of all left-arm bowlers. Rangana Herath is behind the Akram.
In taking 6-59 in the final innings, Herath also claimed the 29th five-wicket haul of his career, drawing level with Australia’s Glenn McGrath.
Only Herath’s compatriot Muttiah Muralitharan (67), Australia’s Shane Warne (37), New Zealand’s Richard Hadlee (36) and India’s Anil Kumble (35), have taken more five-wicket hauls in Tests.
Rangana Herath is currently ranked no 4 in world test cricket bowling ranking