Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in history, claimed his a centesimal scalp at Galle on Tuesday in his farewell match as England struggled 113 for 5 at lunch inside the first take a look at.
only two other bowlers have executed 100 wickets on the identical floor — Herath's compatriot Muttiah Muralitharan who accomplished it at Galle, Kandy and SSC Colombo, and England paceman James Anderson at Lord's.
Herath notched up the milestone with none other than England captain Joe Root, who came down the wicket and missed after a breezy 35.
Root had steadied England after the site visitors found themselves 10 for 2 after debutant opener Rory Burns become stuck at the back of off Surange Lakmal for nine and Moeen Ali become bowled next ball.
Left-hander Burns were given the hard venture of replacing stalwart Alastair cook dinner following his retirement in September. After Root, Dilruwan Perera skittled Keaton Jennings 4 short of his 50 before bowling Ben Stokes round his legs for seven as he attempted to brush.
At lunch on the primary day, Jos Buttler turned into unbeaten on 10 and wicketkeeper Ben Foakes, England's second debutant along Burns, on five.