Perera Bags Six As Sri Lanka Clinch Series

Perera bags six as Sri Lanka clinch series

GALLE, Sri Lanka,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Augst,2016) - Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera bagged six wickets as Sri Lanka beat Australia, the world number one side, by a humiliating 229-runs inside three days in the second Test in Galle.

Australia, chasing 413 for victory, were bundled out for 183 after lunch as Sri Lanka, who won their last series against the visitors in 1999, took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match rubber.

Veteran spinner Rangana Herath set up the win for the hosts with his maiden Test hat-trick which helped dismiss Australia for a record low of 106 in their first innings. Australia faltered in their second outing as well after Perera, who registered his career-best figures of 6-70, sent the visitors packing in just 50.1 overs.