Herath: first left-arm spinner to 400 Test wickets

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84 - Tests taken by Herath to reach 400 wickets. Only Muttiah Muralitharan (72), Richard Hadlee (80) and Dale Steyn (80) did it in fewer Tests than Herath. He's the first left-arm spinner, 14th bowler overall and second for Sri Lanka to take 400 wickets.

0 - Bowlers older than Herath - 39 years and 197 days - to complete 400 wickets. Hadlee was the previous oldest at 38 years, 214 days, in 1990, getting there against India in Christchurch.

15 - Tests taken by Herath to move from 300 wickets to 400 wickets. He got his 300th scalp last year against England in his 69th Test and 400th in his 84th. He had taken 29 matches for his first 100 wickets, 18 for his second 100 and 22 for his third 100.

9 - Ten-wicket hauls by Herath, the joint third most in Tests. Only Muralitharan (22) and Warne (10) have more hauls. Hadlee also has nine. Since 2012, the next most ten-fors is seven by R Ashwin. No one else has more than three.

101 - Wickets for Herath against Pakistan. He's the first bowler to take 100 wickets against Pakistan, going past Kapil Dev's 99 scalps. He has taken those in 20 Tests with eight five-fors and two ten-fors.

11 - Five-fors for Herath in the fourth innings, four more than any other bowler. He has taken 100 wickets in the fourth innings at an average of 18.38. He has taken five-fors in five of the last eight innings he has bowled in the fourth innings.

8 - Instances of Herath picking five-wicket hauls in each innings of a Test. Only Muralitharan has done it on more occasions (11). Herath has taken all after 2012. In this period, the next highest is Ashwin with five twin five-fors.