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Sri Lanka buoyed by recent Test success - Herath

Nov 13, 2016: Rangana Herath, who led Sri Lanka to a 2-0 sweep of Zimbabwe in his first series as captain, has said that the team's recent run in Test cricket bodes well for the South Africa tour

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Ashwin v Herath v Yasir v Lyon

Nov 11, 2016: While R Ashwin has the best average among the four, Yasir Shah has been outstanding given the conditions he has bowled in

S Rajesh

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day

Rangana Herath: first captain with eight-for since 1985

Nov 10, 2016: Rangana Herath got to several milestones during the course of his 13-wicket haul in the second Test against Zimbabwe

Gaurav Sundararaman

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day

Herath caps series sweep with 13-for

Nov 10, 2016: Sri Lanka took under an hour on day five to wrap up a 2-0 series whitewash of Zimbabwe with a 257-run win

The Report by Shashank Kishore

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare. 3rd day

Herath completes the five-for set

Nov 8, 2016: Rangana Herath took his first five-wicket haul against Zimbabwe, joining Dale Steyn and Muttiah Muralitharan as bowlers to have taken a five-for against every Test-playing nation

Gaurav Sundararaman

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare. 3rd day

Herath five-for gives SL first-innings cushion

Nov 8, 2016: After losing their last five wickets for 19 runs to concede a 232-run first-innings lead to Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe took four wickets by stumps

The Report by Shashank Kishore

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Harare, 5th day

Zimbabwe channel spirit of '92

Nov 2, 2016: Forcing Sri Lanka to strain every sinew on a slow pitch with little help for either seam or spin, Zimbabwe came agonisingly close to a draw in their 100th Test match

Tristan Holme in Harare

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Harare, 5th day

Sri Lanka overcome Zimbabwe's resistance in last-hour win

Nov 2, 2016: Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer soaked up 175 balls and 121 dots to lead another lower-order rally, but Sri Lanka dug deep into their reserves to secure a hard-earned victory with 45 balls to spare

The Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Sri Lanka news

Mathews sidelined by 'multiple leg injuries'

Oct 25, 2016: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said that an expert medical panel had advised him rest with the aim of getting fit for the South Africa tour in December, after a scan showed multiple leg injuries

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe 2016-17

Mathews injured, Herath set for late captaincy debut

Oct 23, 2016: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath is set to become the oldest player to lead a Test team for the first time since Somachandra de Silva in 1983, during Sri Lanka's tour of Zimbabwe

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Herath's masterclass, Mendis' surge, de Silva's promise

Aug 18, 2016: Sri Lanka's marks out of ten after they bounced back from a winless tour of England to trample Australia 3-0 at home

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

The left-armers' high and Australia's low

Aug 17, 2016: Stats highlights from the final day of the final Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Colombo

Bharath Seervi

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

Herath bowls Sri Lanka to historic whitewash

Aug 17, 2016: Thirteen wickets in the match from their leading spinner helped Sri Lanka complete their first whitewash over Australia in Test cricket

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Fireman Herath rescues Sri Lanka from the pits, again

Aug 15, 2016: The left-arm spinner, through inspiring power of will, overcame a hit on the box to single-handedly whittle down a potential three-figure lead for Australia

Andrew Fidel Fernando at SSC

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Galle, 2nd day

Sri Lanka's spinners become the Goodfellas

Aug 5, 2016: Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera and Lakshan Sandakan may look innocuous, but they have led unsuspecting Australia into a dark alley, drawn shivs, and merrily stabbed away

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Galle, 2nd day

Herath hat-trick headlines 21-wicket day

Aug 5, 2016: The second day in Galle brought 21 wickets as Sri Lanka tightened their grip on the series. Rangana Herath claimed a hat-trick and Australia were bowled out for 106, their lowest ever total against Sri Lanka

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

How Australia can up their game against spin

Aug 2, 2016: Their batsmen should look to rotate the strike and use their feet more. Else, a 3-0 whitewash looms

Ashley Mallett

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 2nd day

Australia still with much to learn

Jul 27, 2016: Australia's display in Pallekele proved that the extra week spent in Sri Lanka had made little difference, and while they may have escaped with an 86-run lead on Wednesday, against better teams, the consequences are bound to be more severe

Daniel Brettig

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 2nd day

Sandakan's four-for best by a chinaman on Test debut

Jul 27, 2016: Stats highlights from the second day's play in Pallekele where Australia were bowled out for 203 by Rangana Herath and Lakshan Sandakan

Bharath Seervi

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 5th day

Mathews praise for Herath, Mendis

Jun 14, 2016: Sri Lanka captain, Angelo Mathews, said Kusal Mendis' batting and Rangana Herath's "all-round" performances constituted the positives from the 2-0 Test series defeat against England

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's
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