Herath's birthday gift: Test win
Colombo (Agencies): Rangana Herath celebrated his 35th birthday with career-best match figures of 12-157 to propel Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket win...
Colombo (Agencies): Rangana Herath celebrated his 35th birthday with career-best match figures of 12-157 to propel Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket win against Bangladesh on the fourth day of the second test and seal a 1-0 series victory. Chasing 160 to win on Tuesday, Sri Lanka reached the target losing three wickets in the final session, led by Tillakaratne Dilshan (57) and Kumar Sangakkara (55). Seamer Robiul Islam took the wickets of both openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Dilshan.A Dilshan hit six boundaries off 73 deliveries and shared 94 for the second wicket with Sangakkara, who faced 85 deliveries and hit eight boundaries. Earlier, Herath took 7-89 to help dismiss Bangladesh in its second innings for 265. He picked up four of the six wickets that fell on Tuesday morning. Sri Lanka dismissed Bangladesh for 240 in the first innings and scored 346 to set up a 106-run first-innings lead. Brief scores: Sri Lanka 346 (K Sangakkara 139, Chandimal 102) and 160 for 3 (Dilshan 57, Sangakkara 55) bt Bangladesh 240 (Herath 5-68) and 265 (Tamim 59, Herath 7-89).