Herath takes 11 wkts as Sri Lanka thrash New Zealand in first Test

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Galle: Rangana Herath took 11 wickets as Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand in the first Test at Galle within three days to take 1-0 lead in the series.


Chasing 93 to win, the hosts reached the target in one session with debutant Dimutha Karunaratne scoring a run-a-ball 60 not out.

The Kiwi batting failed on the third day after resuming on the overnight score of 35/1. The visitors were bundled out for 118 in their second innings.

Herath finished with 6-43 and with his 5-65 in New Zealand`s first innings ending with match figures that read 11/108.


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