Herath scalped his 100th wicket at the Galle International Stadium in the form of England skipper Joe Root in the 17th over of the first Test. Root was bowled by Herath while attempting to step-out and eventually failing to read the length of the ball.
Joe Root was Herath’s 431st wicket in the longest format of the game.
For Sri Lanka, Dilruwan Perera (3/47) and Suranga Lakmal (2/44) were the pick of the bowlers while England were 223/6 after 68 overs. Batting lower down the order, England wicket-keeper-batsman Ben Foakes was unbeaten on 59 runs.
Before the ongoing three-match Test series, Sri Lanka suffered a loss in the one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) match against England.