Best performances - Batsmen
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Hours of play (local time)
SRI LANKA 281(73.1 OVERS)1ST INNINGS AUSTRALIA 106(33.2 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SRI LANKA 237(59.3 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
While the documentary implies gambling interests dictated the bowler-friendly nature of that surface, SLC CEO Ashley de Silva emphasised on the cricketing reasons for how that pitch turned out
Australia's captain Steven Smith has conceded a radical shift in Test selection may be required in order to change the national side's increasingly grim record in Asia, after their 229-run defeat
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has called Dilruwan Perera a "silent hero" after the offspinner became the first Sri Lanka player to take ten wickets and score a half-century in a Test
In six weeks, Angelo Mathews has modified the way he uses DRS; and in two weeks the Sri Lankan attack doesn't need the seamers it relied on. Where's the logic?
Deliveries faced by Australia batsmen in this match - their fifth lowest in a loss in Tests since 1900.
No. of Sri Lanka players to make a fifty-plus score and take a five-for in a Test including Dilruwan Perera. Previous instance also came in Galle, Malinga v India, in 2010.
No. of times Australia have lost half their side before scoring 100 runs in both innings of a Test since 2000. They were 92 for 5 and 82 for 5 at Trent Bridge in 2015.
No. of Tests taken by Dilruwan Perera to take 50 Test wickets; He is the fastest Sri Lanka bowler to do so. Ajantha Mendis, the fastest before him, took 12.
Wickets that fell on the second day's play in Galle - the second highest in a day's play of Tests in Asia. Most wickets - 22 on day 3, SL v England, SSC, 2000-01
Mitchell Starc's best figures in a match in Tests before this, which had come against South Africa in Perth in 2012-13.
Wickets lost in the morning session for just 83 runs scored. There are only four other instances of 11 or more wickets falling in a session in Tests since 2010.
Previous and only other instance of a left-arm orthodox bowler taking a hat-trick in Tests before Rangana Herath, by Johnny Briggs against Australia in Sydney.
No. of SL bowlers to take hat-trick in Tests before Rangana Herath. Nuwan Zoysa had taken a hat-trick off the first three balls he bowled in Tests, against ZIM in 1999-00
No. of consecutive inns in Asia when Australia's No. 3 and No. 4 haven't contributed 100 runs to teams score. In 10 of those they haven't managed 50 runs.