List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Rangana Herath

In cricket , a five-wicket haul (also known as a “fifer” [1] ) refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings . This is Regarded as a significant achievement, [2] and as of September 2014 only 42 bowlers-have taken 15 or more five-wicket hauls at the international level. [3]

Rangana Herath ( Sinhalese : හේරත් හේරත් ) is a Sri Lankan cricketer . A slow left arm orthodox bowler and a left handed batsman, he made his test debut at Galle International Stadium , Sri Lanka against Australia in 1999. His One Day International debut 5 years later in 2004, against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Ground , Zimbabwe. Herath is currently ranked as the number three match bowler in the world. [4] Although Herath made his test debut back in 1999, he came to prominence as a leading spinner until the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan . As of March 2017, Herath HAS 29 five-wicket hauls in Test matches and one in a T20 International, ranking _him_ attached eighth Among all-time combined five-wicket haul takers (attached with Dale Steyn ), and second in the equivalent list for Sri Lanka, behind Muralitharan . [3] Herath’s best bowling figures are 9/127 against Bangladesh in 2014; This was only the 18th time in Test cricket history that a bowler has taken 9 or more wickets in an innings. [5] Herath’s best T20I figures of 5/3 are the third best ever in T20 Internationals. [6] (Joint with Dale Steyn ), and second in the equivalent list for Sri Lanka, behind Muralitharan . [3] Herath’s best bowling figures are 9/127 against Bangladesh in 2014; This was only the 18th time in Test cricket history that a bowler has taken 9 or more wickets in an innings. [5] Herath’s best T20I figures of 5/3 are the third best ever in T20 Internationals. [6] (Joint with Dale Steyn ), and second in the equivalent list for Sri Lanka, behind Muralitharan . [3] Herath’s best bowling figures are 9/127 against Bangladesh in 2014; This was only the 18th time in Test cricket history that a bowler has taken 9 or more wickets in an innings. [5] Herath’s best T20I figures of 5/3 are the third best ever in T20 Internationals. [6] This was only the 18th time in Test cricket history that a bowler has taken 9 or more wickets in an innings. [5] Herath’s best T20I figures of 5/3 are the third best ever in T20 Internationals. [6] This was only the 18th time in Test cricket history that a bowler has taken 9 or more wickets in an innings. [5] Herath’s best T20I figures of 5/3 are the third best ever in T20 Internationals. [6]

Herath has completed five-wicket hauls against every other Testing nation . He achieved this feat on 8 November 2016 during the 2nd Test match against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, by taking five wickets for 89 runs. He was the third bowler after Muralitharan and Dale Steyn . On 11 March 2017, Herath surpassed 362 Test wicket by Daniel Vettori , to become the Best left-arm spinner in test cricket history.

Key

Key
symbol Meaning
Dated Day the Test started or ODI held
Inn Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken
overs Number of overs bowled
runs Number of runs conceded
WKTS Number of wickets taken
Econ Runs conceded per over
batsmen Batsmen whose wickets were taken
result Result for the Sri Lanka team
Herath was the man of the match
10 or more wickets taken in the match

Test Five-wicket Hauls

Five-wicket hauls in Test cricket by Rangana Herath
No. Dated Ground Against Inn overs runs WKTS Econ batsmen result
1 12 July 2009 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium , Colombo  Pakistan 3 35 99 5 2.83
  • Khurram Manzoor
  • Mohammad Yousuf
  • Fawad Alam
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Umar Gul
Won [7]
2 20 July 2009 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  Pakistan 3 46 156 5 3.39
  • Khurram Manzoor
  • Mohammad Yousuf
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Umar Gul
  • Danish Kaneria
Won [8]
3 26 August 2009 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  New Zealand 3 48 139 5 2.89
  • Martin Guptill
  • Ross Taylor
  • Daniel Flynn
  • Jesse Ryder
  • Iain O’Brien
Won [9]
4 24 November 2009 Green Park Stadium , Kanpur  india 1 33 121 5 3.66
  • VVS Laxman
  • MS Dhoni
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • Zaheer Khan
  • Sreesanth
Lost [10]
5 31 August 2011 Galle International Stadium , Galle  australia 3 23 79 5 3.43
  • Michael Clarke
  • Michael Hussey
  • Brad Haddin
  • Mitchell Johnson
  • Ryan Harris
Lost [11]
6 16 September 2011 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  australia 3 52 157 7 3.01
  • Shane Watson
  • Ricky Ponting
  • Phillip Hughes
  • Michael Clarke
  • Brad Haddin
  • Peter Siddle
Draw [12]
7 26 December 2011 Kingsmead Cricket Ground , Durban  South Africa 4 30.3 79 5 2.59
  • Jacques Kallis
  • Mark Boucher
  • AB of Villiers
  • Dale Steyn
  • Merchant of Lange
Won [13]
8 26 March 2012 ♠ Galle International Stadium , Galle  England 2 19 74 6 3.89
  • Jonathan Trott
  • Andrew Strauss
  • Matt Prior
  • Samit Patel
  • Stuart Broad
  • Ian Bell
Won [14]
9 26 March 2012 ♠ Galle International Stadium , Galle  England 4 38 97 6 2.55
  • Alistair Cook
  • Andrew Strauss
  • Ian Bell
  • Matt Prior
  • Samit Patel
  • Graeme Swann
Won [14]
10 3 April 2012 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium , Colombo  England 2 53 133 6 2.50
  • Jonathan Trott
  • Matt Prior
  • Kevin Pietersen
  • Tim Bresnan
  • Graeme Swann
  • James Anderson
Lost [15]
11 17 November 2012 ♠ Galle International Stadium , Galle  New Zealand 1 30 65 5 2.16
  • Brendon McCullum
  • James Franklin
  • Daniel Flynn
  • Doug Bracewell
  • Kruger van Wyk
Won [16]
12 17 November 2012 ♠ Galle International Stadium , Galle  New Zealand 3 18 43 6 2.38
  • Brendon McCullum
  • Ross Taylor
  • James Franklin
  • Daniel Flynn
  • Doug Bracewell
  • Jeetan Patel
Won [16]
13 25 November 2012 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium , Colombo  New Zealand 1 49 103 6 2.10
  • Brendon McCullum
  • Ross Taylor
  • Kane Williamson
  • Todd Astle
  • Tim Southee
  • Daniel Flynn
  • Trent Boult
Lost [17]
14 14 December 2012 Bellerive Oval , Hobart  australia 3 21.5 95 5 4.35
  • David Warner
  • Shane Watson
  • Matthew Wade
  • Nathan Lyon
  • Ben Hilfenhaus
Lost [18]
15 16 March 2013 ♠ R. Premadasa Stadium , Colombo  bangladesh 1 28.3 68 5 2.38
  • Mahmudullah
  • Mushfiqur Rahim
  • Mominul Haque
  • Sohag Gazi
  • Nasir Hossain
Won [19]
16 16 March 2013 ♠ R. Premadasa Stadium , Colombo  bangladesh 3 36 89 7 2.47
  • Mohammad Ashraful
  • Jahurul Islam
  • Mahmudullah
  • Mominul Haque
  • Nasir Hossain
  • Sohag Gazi
  • Mushfiqur Rahim
Won [19]
17 16 January 2014 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium , Sharjah  Pakistan 2 38.1 125 5 3.27
  • Younis Khan
  • Ahmed Shehzad
  • Sarfraz Ahmed
  • Misbah-ul-Haq
  • Junaid Khan
Lost [20]
18 24 July 2014 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  South Africa 4 45 40 5 0.88
  • Alviro Petersen
  • Quinton of Kock
  • AB of Villiers
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Dale Steyn
Drawn [21]
19 6 August 2014 ♠ Galle International Stadium , Galle  Pakistan 3 30.2 48 6 1.58
  • Khurram Manzoor
  • Younis Khan
  • Azhar Ali
  • Asad Shafiq
  • Mohammad Talha
  • Junaid Khan
Won [22]
20 14 August 2014 ♠ Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  Pakistan 2 33.1 127 9 3.82
  • Khurram Manzoor
  • Azhar Ali
  • Younis Khan
  • Misbah-ul-Haq
  • Asad Shafiq
  • Abdur Rehman
  • Wahab Riaz
  • Sarfraz Ahmed
  • Saeed Ajmal
Won [23]
21 14 August 2014 ♠ Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  Pakistan 4 22.1 57 5 2.57
  • Azhar Ali
  • Misbah-ul-Haq
  • Younis Khan
  • Asad Shafiq
  • Wahab Riaz
Won [23]
22 15 August 2015 Galle International Stadium , Galle  india 4 21 48 7 2.28
  • Lokesh Rahul
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Wriddhiman Saha
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Ajinkya Rahane
Won [24]
23 15 October 2015 Galle International Stadium , Galle  West Indies 2 33 68 6 2.06
  • Kraigg Brathwaite
  • Shai Hope
  • Marlon Samuels
  • Darren Bravo
  • Kemar Roach
  • Shannon Gabriel
Won [25]
24 30 July 2016 Pallekele International Cricket Stadium , Pallekele  australia 4 33.3 54 5 1.61
  • David Warner
  • Adam Voges
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Steven Smith
  • Steve O’Keefe
Won [26]
25 15 August 2016 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  australia 2 38.1 81 6 2.12
  • Steven Smith
  • Adam Voges
  • Moisés Henriques
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Jon Holland
Won
26 17 August 2016 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  australia 4 18.1 64 7 3.52
  • Steven Smith
  • Adam Voges
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Peter Nevill
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Nathan Lyon
Won
27 8 November 2016 Harare Sports Club , Harare  Zimbabwe 2 26 89 5 3.42
  • Tino Mawoyo
  • Hamilton Masakadza
  • Brian Chari
  • Malcolm Waller
  • Carl Mumba
Won
28 8 November 2016 Harare Sports Club , Harare  Zimbabwe 4 23 63 8 2.73
  • Tino Mawoyo
  • Brian Chari
  • Hamilton Masakadza
  • Craig Ervine
  • Peter Moor
  • Graeme Cremer
  • Carl Mumba
  • Chris Mpofu
Won
29 7 March 2017 Galle International Stadium , Galle  bangladesh 4 20.2 59 6 2.90
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Mahmudullah Riyadh
  • Liton Das
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Mehedi Hasan
Won

Source: [27] Correct as of November 10, 2016.

Twenty20 International 5-wicket hauls

Five-wicket hauls in Twenty20 International cricket by Rangana Herath
No. Dated Ground Against Inn overs runs WKTS Econ batsmen result
1 31 March 2014 Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium , Chittagong  New Zealand 2 3.3 3 5 0.85
  • Brendon McCullum
  • Ross Taylor
  • James Neesham
  • Luke Ronchi
  • Trent Boult
Won [28]

Source: [27] Correct as of January 30, 2015.

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