Herath heroics pulls Sri Lanka to a 50-run win

Published: Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 14:18 [IST]
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Herath heroics helps Lanka to win

Galle: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 50 runs in the first Test just before lunch on the fourth day here on Tuesday.

With Misbah-ul-Haq routed out Pakistan"s last hope of winning against Sri Lanka died. Misbah-ul-Haq was run out for 7- courtesy quick action by Dilshan. H M R Herath took five wickets in the match.

Scorecard: SL Vs Pak - First Test

Resuming at their second innings score of 71 for two and needing 168 runs to win, Pakistan was in trouble as its batsmen made hash of things on the morning of the fourth day.

First innings centurion Mohammad Yousuf was trapped leg before the wicket by Herath for 12 while top scorer in the second innings so far Salman Butt also departed at his overnight score of 28 when he was caught by Paranavitana off the bowling of Herath to reduce their total to 72 for five after their skipper was trapped leg before the wicket by Mathews for three.

Medium pacer T Tushara (2wi for 21), Herath (4wi for 15) and Ajantha Mendis (2wi for 27) were among the wickets.


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