Veteran Sri Lanka cricketer Rangana Herath went past New Zealand legend Sir Richard Hadlee’s in the wickets tally during the ongoing Test against England at the Galle International Stadium.
Meanwhile, the retirement of Herath later this week will end Test cricket’s link to the 20th century as he is the last active player to make his debut in the 1990s. Herath made his debut at the Galle International Stadium in 1999, exactly where the curtains will come down to his career.
Adding another laurel to his illustrious career, Rangan Herath went past Richard Hadlee’s tally of 431 wickets with the wicket of England skipper Joe Root. It was one heck of a delivery, slower and pitched on the off stump. The length made Root to come on the front foot to defend as the ball spun enough to take the outside edge. It was a very faint edge, and Nisroshan Dickwella takes it cleanly. The visitors lose their third wicket and Herath punches his fists in delight.
Meanwhile, Rangana Herath needs just one more wicket to go past Stuart Broad’s tally of 432 Test wicket. Currently, he is in the ninth spot in the list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket.
Currently, England are in a good spot with a healthy lead of 250 runs with seven wickets in hand. Sri Lanka will have an uphill task at hand to skittle an able batting order and chase the target to give Rangana Herath a grand farewell.