Best performances - Batsmen
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SRI LANKA 117(34.2 OVERS)1ST INNINGS AUSTRALIA 203(79.2 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SRI LANKA 353(93.4 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Binoy | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis on learning to build an innings, and dealing with criticism on social media
Their batsmen should look to rotate the strike and use their feet more. Else, a 3-0 whitewash looms
Confronted by problems no amount of money seems to be able to solve, Australia's cricketers have no alternative but to hold their nerve after defeat at Pallekele
Reflecting on what had been a bleak year, Angelo Mathews thanked Sri Lankan fans for their support, following his team's first Test victory since October
Australia's captain Steven Smith ranked a surprise hiding at the hands of Sri Lanka among the most deflating results of his career.
LBW dismissals in this Test - the most in any Test in Sri Lanka. There are only four instances of more wickets falling to LBW decision in any Test.
No. of five-fors in the fourth innings of Tests by Rangana Herath. Only Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne - 7 each - have taken more.
Adam Voges' batting average in the fourth innings of Tests (4 inns) as opposed to his average of 103.46 in the other three innings of Tests.
Last time an Australia opener made fewer runs from two innings in a Test than David Warner in this match. Mark Taylor had got a pair v Pak in Karachi
No. of off spinners from non-Asian teams to take 200 or more Test wickets, including Nathan Lyon. Lance Gibbs (309) and Graeme Swann (255) are the others.
No. of SL batsman before Kusal Mendis to make 150-plus in the second innings of Tests against Australia. Kumar Sangakkara had made 192 in Hobart in 2007.
No. of SL batsmen who scored a Test century at a younger age than Kusal Mendis (21y 177d) against Aus. Prev youngest: Kaluwitharana (22y 267d).