Rangana Herath becomes only third cricketer to bag 100 wickets at a venue

File photo of Rangana Herath. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Galle International Cricket Stadium, Colombo Road, Galle, Sri Lanka Nov 06, 2018, 07.36 PM (IST)

Veteran Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath became only the third bowler to take 100 or more wickets at a single venue in the Test format.

During his farewell Test against England, Herath joined the likes of Muttiah Muralitharan and England pacer James Anderson. 

Muralitharan bagged more than 100 wickets in three venues, while James Anderson had achieved the feat at the Lord's Cricket Ground in London.

Herath scalped his 100th wicket at the Galle International Stadium in the form of England skipper Joe Root in the 17th over of the first Test. 

Root was bowled by Herath while attempting to step-out and eventually failing to read the length of the ball.

Joe Root was Herath's 431st wicket in the longest format of the game.