Herath spins Sri Lanka to thrilling Test win as Australia’s batsmen crumble

  • Sri Lanka defeat Australia by 106 runs in the first Test at Kandy
  • Herath’s 5-54 spins home side to their second Test win over Australia

Sri Lanka have capped a huge comeback to score a famous 106-run win over Australia in the first Test in Kandy, ending Steve Smith’s 11-match unbeaten streak as captain.

Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath bowled the home side to victory on Saturday, taking 5-54 in just the second Test triumph for Sri Lanka in 27 matches across the 33-year-history between the teams.

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