Colombo: Test cricket's top-ranked spinner Rangana Herath skittled Pakistan's top order on way to surpassing the 250-wicket mark to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test here yesterday.
SL's Rangana Herath. Pic/AFP
The 36-year-old left-arm bowler grabbed five wickets as Pakistan, replying to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 320, were reduced to 140-5 after tea on the second day at the Sinhalese Sports Club.
The sixth-wicket pair of Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed stemmed the rot with a 93-run stand that lifted the tourists to 244-6 by stumps, still trailing by 76 runs with four wickets in hand.
Herath is only the third SL bowler to reach the 250-wicket mark after Muralitharan and Vaas.