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Gritty Rangana Herath Brings Up Another Personal Best Against India

Cricketnext Staff |November 19, 2017, 1:35 PM IST
Gritty Rangana Herath Brings Up Another Personal Best Against India

New Delhi: Sri Lankan bowling great Rangana Herath once again showed that he loves to bat against India as he slammed a half-century to help the visitors take a commanding first innings lead of 122 in the first Test of the three-match series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

Herath slammed a patient 105-ball 67 on the fourth day of the match and by doing so, he set a few personal milestones as well. This is Herath's third fifty of his Test career and three out of his four highest Test scores now have come against India.

80* v IND, Galle, 2010

67 v IND, Eden Gardens, 2017

61 v ENG, Chester-le-Street, 2016

49 v IND, Colombo (SSC), 2015

Also, this is Herath's highest score in the longest format of the game outside Sri Lanka as well. Herath also equalled the fourth highest score by a Sri Lankan while batting at number nine. Former Lanka cricketer Upul Chandana leads this particular list as he slammed 92 against Zimbabwe at Galle in 2002.

Herath also emulated legendary Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan by hitting a 67 in the Kolkata Test. While batting at number nine, Murali’s highest Test score was 67 as well and it also came against India in 2001 (at Kandy).

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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