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Rangana Herath overtakes Daniel Vettori as most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket

Rangana Herath Broke Daniel Vettori's Record For The Most Number Of Wickets Taken By A Left-arm Spinner In The History Of Test Cricket.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 11 Mar 2017, 06:02:11 PM
Rangana Herath - File Photo

New Delhi:

Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath rewrote the cricket record books as he broke Daniel Vettori's record for the most number of wickets taken by a left-arm spinner in the history of Test cricket. 

The 38-year-old veteran spinner overtook former New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori’s tally of 362 wickets when he scalped Litton Das on the Day 4 of the ongoing Test against Bangladesh at Galle.

Herath is now only behind Pakistan's legendary seam bowler Wasim Akram in terms of the most wickets by a left arm bowler.Akram has 414 Test wickets to his name.

The left-arm spinner also went past Pakistan legend Imran Khan's tally for 362 Test wickets in the history of Test cricket when he removed Das in the post lunch session.

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First Published : 11 Mar 2017, 05:53:00 PM