Herath guides Sri Lanka to tense win against Pakistan

Herath's 400th Test wicket seals dramatic Sri Lanka win

Herath's 400th Test wicket seals dramatic Sri Lanka win

Rangana Herath, the ageless wonder from Sri Lanka assumed centre stage all over again as he scalped 6 wickets for just 43 runs as Pakistan were dismantled for 114 runs in their second essay.

From Sri Lanka, Rangana Herath bagged 6 wickets while Dilruwan Perera took 3.

The Dinesh Chandimal-led side kept losing wickets at regular intervals and eventually were bundled out for 138, thus leaving Pakistan 136 to win the Test and take an early lead in the two-match series.

Pakistan were 67 for 5 at Tea and with skipper Sarfraz Ahmad and Haris Sohail still at the crease, there was some hope still in the Test for the hosts.

Chandimal looked like a captain who had finally got command of his ship as he, along with Dickwella, helped Sri Lanka safely to a total of 227/4 at the end of Day 1. "We should have chased this target", said Arthur, who saw Pakistan slide to a 10th defeat in 16 Tests since he took over previous year.

The 32-year-old, in his 115th innings, became the fourth quickest Pakistan batsman to reach the milestone during his unbeaten 74.

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Pakistan, playing a Test match for the first time since Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan retired, had their opponents struggling at 61 for three at lunch. Yet, we can hardly take our eyes off him when he bats.

Pakistan were given two key wickets by medium fast bowler Mohammad Abbas who finished with 2-22.

Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera lead the bowling attack for the Sri Lankan side.

Herath took 23 wickets against Pakistan in 2014 - a world record in a two-match series, and he said he had no clue why he was continually so successful against the nation. If a result appeared out of the question at that point, it appeared all but certain once the Sri Lankans had crumbled to 138 all out in their second innings. The second and final Test in Dubai starts on Friday.

Sarfraz was gutted to have lost the match, and said: "This is part of the game but I'm very disappointed because we had recovered really well in this game". Some things have to change, we needed a partnership and didn't get one. Unsurprisingly, it fooled no fewer than three Pakistan batsmen, Mohammad Yousuf among them. All credit should go to the people behind me, from my parents to the team and the supporting staff. England's Johnny Briggs had also taken seven five-fors against Australia, although he played 31 matches - to Herath's 20 - against them. There was some assistance from the surface. The veteran responded, "I have no idea".

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