New Delhi: Sri Lankan bowler Rangana Herath now has a new record against his name. Veteran bowler took a five-for against Zimbabwe on Tuesday and by doing so he became the 3rd bowler to take a fifer against all nine other Test playing nations.
The 38-year-old entered his name in the record books after taking the wicket of Carl Mumba. Previous other bowlers who had achieved this feat are — Sri Lankan legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and the premier South African fast bowler Dale Styen.
Slow left-arm orthodox bowler claimed a 5 wicket haul during the 2nd Test against Zimbabwe at Harare on Tuesday.
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Herath bowled a very economical spell of 26 overs with 4 maidens and giving away 89 runs at 3.42 economy.
The off-spinner at 38 years of age is also the oldest player to lead a Test team for the first time since Somachandra de Silva in 1983 because of the calf injury to regular skipper Angelo Mathews.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 8, 2016
— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) November 8, 2016
Sri Lanka are leading the 2 match series 1-0, with the last match also in their favour.