Sri Lankan veteran Rangana Herath, also the most successful left-arm spinner in the history, took his 100th wicket at the Galle on Tuesday in his farewell match against England as the visitors struggled at 113 for 5 at lunch in the first Test. Â
Apart from Herath, only two other bowlers have taken 100 wickets at the same ground â€“ one being Muttiah Muralitharan at Galle, SSC Colombo and Kandy, and English seamer James Anderson at Lordâ€™s.
Herath stormed to the milestone after sending back England skipper Joe Root.
Root had steadied the ship of England following a shaky start as the visitors found themselves at 10 for 2 after debutant Rory Burns was caught behind off Surange Lakmal and Moeen Ali was sent packing in the next delivery.
Burns was replacing legendary Alastair Cook following his retirement in September.
On the lunch of the first day, Jos Buttler remained unbeaten on 10 alongside Ben Foakes, Englandâ€™s second debutant on five.