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Rangana Herath clinches 13-wicket haul as Sri Lanka sweep Zimbabwe series 2-0

Rangana Herath clinches 13-wicket haul as Sri Lanka sweep Zimbabwe series 2-0

Sri Lanka`s captain finished with figures of 13 for 152 in the match, after his team also won the first Test on November 2 by 225 runs.

Rangana Herath spins Sri Lanka towards Zimbabwe sweep in 2nd Test at Harare

Rangana Herath spins Sri Lanka towards Zimbabwe sweep in 2nd Test at Harare

The tourists began the fourth day on 102 for four in their second innings, with an overll lead of 334, and spent the first half of the day extending that advantage.

Rangana Herath 3rd bowler to take fifers against all Test playing nations, after Muttiah Muralitharan and Dale Styen

Rangana Herath 3rd bowler to take fifers against all Test playing nations, after Muttiah Muralitharan and Dale Styen

Herath bowled a very economical spell of 26 overs with 4 maidens and giving away 89 runs at 3.42 economy.

Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera lead Sri Lanka to crushing win over Zimbabwe by 225 runs in first test

Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera lead Sri Lanka to crushing win over Zimbabwe by 225 runs in first test

Sri Lanka declared their second innings as expected at the start of the day on 247 for six, leaving 98 overs to bowl out the hosts, who were set a near-impossible target of 412 to win.

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Hosts bid to start winning Heath Streak in 100th Test — Preview

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Hosts bid to start winning Heath Streak in 100th Test — Preview

Zimbabwe`s chances of causing an upset against a Sri Lanka side that recently beat Australia 3-0 at home have been boosted by the touring side`s long injury list.

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews injured, Rangana Herath set to make captaincy debut in Tests

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews injured, Rangana Herath set to make captaincy debut in Tests

Lanka have brought in three new faces in the squad against Zimbabwe--fast bowlers Kasun Madushanka and Lahiru Kumara and all-rounder Asela Gunaratne.

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Following 3-0 whitewash in Tests, Cricket Australia to conduct 'meaty' review

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Following 3-0 whitewash in Tests, Cricket Australia to conduct 'meaty' review

Australia hired Sri Lanka spin great Muttiah Muralitharan as a coaching consultant to help their batsmen prepare for the South Asian nation`s pitches but many appeared clueless when facing veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who took 28 wickets and was named man-of-the-series.

Ravichandran Ashwin retains second spot in ICC Test bowlers ranking

Ravichandran Ashwin retains second spot in ICC Test bowlers ranking

The bowlers` list is headed by England`s James Anderson, who leads Ashwin by 12 points with 870 points.

Rangana Herath wrecks Australia, Sri Lanka sweep series 3-0

Rangana Herath wrecks Australia, Sri Lanka sweep series 3-0

Herath (7-64) claimed a 13-wicket match haul to bag the man-of-the-match award while his 28 wickets from three tests also made him the obvious choice for the man-of-the-series award.

Kaushal Silva ton dims Aussie hopes of win against Sri Lanka in Colombo

Kaushal Silva ton dims Aussie hopes of win against Sri Lanka in Colombo

The 30-year-old, mixing dogged defence and controlled aggression, put together a crucial 90-run partnership with first innings centurion Dinesh Chandimal to thwart the Australian attack.

Rangana Herath thwarts Aussies after Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh score tons

Rangana Herath thwarts Aussies after Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh score tons

The hosts, 2-0 up in the series, then lost nightwatchman Dilruwan Perera (eight) leg before to paceman Mitchell Starc as they reached 22 for one in their second innings at stumps.

Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh half-centuries keep Australia afloat in Colombo Test against Lanka

Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh half-centuries keep Australia afloat in Colombo Test against Lanka

Dinesh Chandimal, who started Sunday on 64, was the hero of the day after his dogged 132 helped Sri Lanka post a challenging 355.

Steve Smith wants Australia batsmen to ''reinvent'' game to avoid whitewash against Sri Lanka

Steve Smith wants Australia batsmen to ''reinvent'' game to avoid whitewash against Sri Lanka

They brace for another trial by spin, this time at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.

Dilruwan Perera stars as Sri Lanka beat Australia by 229 runs to clinch series

Dilruwan Perera stars as Sri Lanka beat Australia by 229 runs to clinch series

The teams move to Colombo now for the third and final test from next Saturday.

Sri Lanka vs Australia: 2nd Test, Day 3 - As it happened...

Sri Lanka vs Australia: 2nd Test, Day 3 - As it happened...

Rangana Herath claimed his maiden test hat-trick as 21 wickets tumbled on a frantic second day.

HAVOC! Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath bags hat-trick against Australia – WATCH VIDEO

HAVOC! Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath bags hat-trick against Australia – WATCH VIDEO

Following the footsteps of seamer Nuwan Zoysa, Herath has now become the second Sri Lankan to bag a hat-trick in test cricket.

SL vs AUS: Rangana Herath runs havoc as Day 2 witness 21 wickets tumbling in Galle

SL vs AUS: Rangana Herath runs havoc as Day 2 witness 21 wickets tumbling in Galle

Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera polished off the tail to finish with 4-29 as Australia folded inside 34 overs.

Rangana Herath: Interesting facts about left-arm spinner's hat-trick against Australia

Rangana Herath: Interesting facts about left-arm spinner's hat-trick against Australia

Starc's dismissal left the visitors teetering at 80 for seven in the morning session of the second day`s play.

Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd Test: Preview — Another trial by spin awaits Aussies

Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd Test: Preview — Another trial by spin awaits Aussies

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews said the 38-year-old Herath had once again "proved his brilliance" in the first Test.

Sri Lanka vs Australia,1st Test: Mathews credits Mendis for big win, Smith bemoans poor batting

Sri Lanka vs Australia,1st Test: Mathews credits Mendis for big win, Smith bemoans poor batting

Sri Lankan spinners led by Rangana Herath played a major part in the team`s first Test win against Australia for 17 years, but it was Mendis who sparked a turnaround for the hosts.