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Rangana Herath becomes the highest wicket-taker in two-match Test series

Rangana Herath has 23 wickets in the series against Pakistan © Getty Images
Rangana Herath has 23 wickets in the series against Pakistan © Getty Images

By Sudatta Mukherjee

Aug 18, 2014

Rangana Herath has taken the most number of wickets in a two-match Test series during the just concluded series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Herath, who bowled 123.4 overs and had a bowling average of 15.13. He conceded 348 runs in the series. The Sri Lankan spinner features in the top 10 list of most wickets taken in a two-match Test series thrice. Apart from the concluded series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Herath also took 20 wickets during the 2012-13 Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Test series.

Player

Overs

Runs

Wickets

Avg

Series

Rangana Herath

123.4

348

23

15.13

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014

Muttiah Muralitharan

163

397

22

18.05

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2006-2007

Johnny Briggs

97.3

101

21

4.81

 South Africa vs England 1888-1889

Anil Kumble

97.5

312

21

14.86

 India vs Pakistan 1998-1999

Irfan Pathan

65.1

237

21

11.29

Zimbabwe vs India 2005-2006

Rangana Herath

118

278

20

13.9

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 2012-2013

Saqlain Mushtaq

149.5

403

20

20.15

India vs Pakistan 1998-1999

Dale Steyn

56

184

20

9.2

South Africa vs New Zealand 2007-2008

Daniel Vettori

111.4

224

20

11.2

Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2004-2005

Rangana Herath

119

341

19

17.95

Sri Lanka vs England 2011-2012

Two Sri Lankan spinners feature in the list. Anil Kumble and Irfan Pathan are the two Indians who feature in the list.

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