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Herath's 10-wicket haul helps Sri Lanka to innings win over West Indies

News Agencies | Updated on: 17 October 2015, 16:14 IST

Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath claimed his fifth 10-wicket match haul as Sri Lanka won the opening Test against West Indies by an innings and six runs on the fourth day in Galle on Saturday, 17 October.

The 37-year-old continued to be West Indies' tormentor-in-chief as he grabbed four wickets in his second spell to complete the haul.

Resuming from an overnight position of 67-2, West Indies lost the remaining eight wickets of their second innings for the addition of 160 runs.

The tourists failed to overcome their run deficit as they were bundled out for 227 in the afternoon session, with Jermaine Blackwood (92) being the top scorer for his side.

Earlier, Sri Lanka scored a mammoth 484 in their first innings, thanks to centuries from Dimuth Karunaratne (186) and Dinesh Chandimal (151).

Herath, who was adjudged as the Man-of-the-Match, had wreaked havoc on the tourists by scalping six wickets in their first innings to enforce the follow-on against the West Indies.

With the win, Sri Lanka have taken an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-match series.


-ANI

First published: 17 October 2015, 16:14 IST
 
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