Five-wicket haul pleases Rangana Herath as Sri Lanka bowl out Bangladesh

Last updated: 16th March 2013  

Five-wicket haul pleases Rangana Herath as Sri Lanka bowl out Bangladesh

Herath claimed his 15th five-wicket haul in Tests

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Rangana Herath was pleased with his five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka bowled out Bangladesh for 240 on the first day of the second and final Test in Colombo.

The left-arm spinner finished with figures of 5-68 - the 15th time he has bagged five or more wickets in a Test innings.

He was ably supported by paceman Nuwan Kulasekara, who weighed in with 3-54.

"We thought the pitch would help the seamers. Luckily, I got some wickets but our bowlers bowled well on this track," said Herath.

"I didn't get much help before lunch, but after lunch I just kept the ball in the right place and that's why I was successful."

Mominul Haque led the Bangladesh resistance with a fine 64, before becoming one of Herath's victims.

"It was a good wicket and the ball was coming nicely on to the bat. Herath did well because he maintained a good line and length," said Mominul.

"If the outfield had been good our score could have reached 300-320."

Sri Lanka were 18-1 in reply at the close after losing opener Tillakaratne Dilshan for no score.

The first Test between the two sides was drawn.

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