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England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Herath injury allows Senanayake instant return

Dec 9, 2014: Rangana Herath has been ruled out of the fifth ODI against England, and is unlikely to play a further part in the series. He will be replaced by Sachithra Senanayake

Andrew Fidel Fernando

From support act to lead role

Aug 22, 2014: For many years Rangana Herath was the ideal foil for Murali, but over the last four years he has become Sri Lanka's strike bowler

S Rajesh

Herath's world record, and left-armer dominance

Aug 19, 2014: Also, highest run-getters in England-India Tests, and memorable South African debuts

Steven Lynch

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

A century after 1998 days

Aug 16, 2014: Stats highlights from an eventful third day, when a bowler took nine wickets in an innings for the first time in 12 years, and a Pakistan wicketkeeper got a Test hundred for the first time since February 2009

S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Sangakkara, Jayawardene prosper after Herath nine

Aug 16, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene added an unbeaten 98 runs to drive Sri Lanka into a strong position after Rangana Herath had taken a career-best nine wickets

The Report by Devashish Fuloria

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

'Younis wicket turning point' - Herath

Aug 15, 2014: Rangana Herath marked out Kaushal Silva's sharp work to dismiss Younis Khan as a key moment on Friday

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Herath's pledge, turn and prestige

Aug 15, 2014: Rangana Herath may lack the turn of a Murali or the guile of an Ajmal, but his immaculate set-up has still left many batsmen scratching their heads

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

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
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