Herath became only the second Sri Lankan after fast bowler Nuwan Zoysa to take a hat-trick.
Herath took the hat-trick in Australia’s first innings of the Test which put the Australians in a spot of bother.
Sri Lanka had earlier scored 281 in its first innings but the Australians struggled to chase down the score losing wickets at regular intervals on the second day of the five day match.
Herath took the wickets of AC Voges, PM Nevill and MA Starc to secure the hat-trick. (Colombo Gazette)