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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Herath's five put Sri Lanka ahead

Aug 15, 2014: Rangana Herath tripped up Pakistan's middle order and picked up his 20th five-wicket haul to put Sri Lanka on top

The Report by Devashish Fuloria

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Galle revels in perfect day

Aug 10, 2014: The ground slowly filled and the tension slowly built, even the clouds held off from bursting as Sri Lanka closed in on a memorable win

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

SL beat rain to win after Herath's six

Aug 10, 2014: Rangana Herath conjured six wickets on a day-five pitch that carried little threat and Sri Lanka hunted down 99 in a dramatic chase under the constant threat of rain and fading light

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle

SL should be wary of Ajmal - Misbah

Aug 5, 2014: Misbah-ul-Haq has said said that Sri Lanka's success against Saeed Ajmal in the last series doesn't mean they have worked him out

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

South Africa block their way to No. 1

Jul 28, 2014: After a riveting, un-Youtubeable day of cricket, South Africa are back at the top of the Test rankings

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Herath takes South Africa on rough ride

Jul 26, 2014: On a pitch that had not yet begun to take huge turn off the straight, a spinner who seemed to have lost some of his bite of late shaped his entire day's work around one small patch of loose soil

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Sri Lanka take big lead despite Amla ton

Jul 26, 2014: Hashim Amla made his 22nd Test century to help South Africa avoid the follow-on, but he couldn't prevent Sri Lanka from taking a 139-run lead

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

What ails Rangana Herath?

Jul 17, 2014: Sri Lanka's lead spinner is bowling with all the control and guile of old, but seems to have lost some of his bite since the turn of the year

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

The pearl and the bank clerk

Jun 24, 2014: The stories of Shaminda Eranga and Rangana Herath sum up the Sri Lanka team, an under-prepared, under-financed group who refused to be beaten by England

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Mathews, Prasad set up Sri Lanka for famous win

Jun 23, 2014: Sri Lanka have never won a Test series in England, but they are closing in on a magnificent achievement after their captain, Angelo Mathews, with a brilliant domineering hundred

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Ballance ton shores up England

Jun 15, 2014: Gary Ballance made his maiden Test hundred after Sri Lanka briefly transformed the complacent mood of the first Test with a wonderful bowling performance

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Old Trafford

Herath offers Sri Lanka third spin threat

May 27, 2014: Angelo Mathews suggested Sri Lanka held an important edge at Old Trafford on a surface he expected to be conducive to spin with Rangana Herath added to their squad as a third spinning option

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

More to Herath than meets the eye

Mar 31, 2014: With one of the great T20 spells, Rangana Herath ensured Sri Lanka's hopes for that elusive World T20 title would not wither just yet

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

New Zealand blindsided as spin takes hold

Mar 31, 2014: After removing Sri Lanka for 119 it all looked set for New Zealand to book a semi-final place, but things were a little different in Chittagong's final match of the tournament

Alan Gardner in Chittagong

NZ v SL, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Herath spins New Zealand out of WT20 with 5 for 3

Mar 31, 2014: Rangana Herath sprung from Sri Lanka's dugout, watched his team-mates collapse, then crafted a Twenty20 spell of astounding quality to slam New Zealand into a wall, claiming five wickets for three runs, as Sri Lanka defended 119

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Statsguru Awards

A South Africa show

Mar 14, 2014: The players of 2013, as decided by the numbers. Also starring George Bailey, Saeed Ajmal, and Virat Kohli

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong

Eranga and Herath ruled out with injury

Feb 3, 2014: Sri Lanka were forced to revamp their bowling attack on the eve on the second Test as their lead spinner Rangana Herath and pace spearhead Shaminda Eranga were ruled out through injury

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2013-14

Mahela, Herath rested from ODIs

Feb 3, 2014: Sri Lanka have rested Mahela Jayawardene and Rangana Herath from the three-ODI series against Bangladesh, which follows the two Twenty20 internationals later this month

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day

T20 kings show Test aptitude

Jan 11, 2014: Though unsuccessful for long stretches during Pakistan's rearguard, the Sri Lanka attack demonstrated admirable patience and application

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

SL need more Tests to nurture pace-bowling talents

Jan 1, 2014: Although Sri Lanka ended up conceding a big lead to Pakistan on the second day, there were a few signs of a potentially good attack. For their young bowlers to develop, however, Sri Lanka must play more Tests

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi
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