Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day March 18, 2017

244: lowest successfully-defended target at P Sara

Stats highlights from the fourth day in Colombo, where Sri Lanka lost five wickets for 62 after lunch to give Bangladesh a shot at a rare away win

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244 The lowest target successfully defended at P Sara Oval - by the hosts against West Indies in 2015-16. Sri Lanka are 139 runs ahead with two wickets in hand. The scoring rate on the fifth day in the last five Tests here has been an average of 3.00 runs an over, with a wicket falling every seven overs.

2 Number of hundreds by Sri Lanka openers in Tests at P Sara Oval before Dimuth Karunaratne. The previous hundred was made by Roshan Mahanama (151), against India in 1993.

2006 Previous instance of a Sri Lanka batsman getting a hundred in the second innings of a Test at this venue. Mahela Jayawardene had steered Sri Lanka's chase of 352 against South Africa in that famous Test. Overall, Karunaratne's century is only the fifth hundred by a Sri Lanka batsman in the second innings at this venue.

11.6 Karunaratne's batting average in ten Test innings at home between his previous Test hundred at home - 186 against West Indies in Galle - and this innings. He had got out for three ducks and three single-digit scores in those ten innings.

100 Dismissals for Mushfiqur Rahim as a keeper in Tests; he is the first Bangladesh keeper to get there. Mushfiqur's 59 dismissals as keeper-captain are now the third-highest after MS Dhoni's 211 and Gerry Alexander's 70 dismissals. Mushfiqur went past Andy Flower's 56 dismissals in Sri Lanka's second innings.

3/10 Mustafizur Rahman's figures against right-handed batsmen between lunch and tea on the fourth day. Mustafizur bowled 25 deliveries at them - all from around the wicket - and the awkward angle meant that Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva got out edging outside off. Before lunch on the fourth day only 14 out of the 80 deliveries that he bowled at right handed batsmen in this Test were from around the wicket.

Mustafizur Rahman v right-handed batsmen, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval
Balls Conc Wkts Ave Eco
 Over the wicket in the match- before lunch on 4th day  66  30  1  30.00  2.72
 Around the wicket in the match - before lunch on 4th day  14  9  -  -  3.85
 Over the wicket - between lunch and tea on 4th day  -  -  -  -  -
 Around the wicket - between lunch and tea on 4th day  25  10  3  3.33  2.40

17 The third lowest run-aggregate of Sri Lanka's No. 4 to No. 7 their third least when all four batsmen have been dismissed. This is their lowest tally at home.The two runs they made against India in the Chandigarh Test in 1990-91 is their lowest.

Shiva Jayaraman is a senior stats analyst at @shiva_cricinfo

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  • Mohamed Afulal on March 18, 2017, 18:45 GMT

    It will be historic day for Bangladesh while Srilanka will try to negate that dream. All the credit to Bangladesh team while individual brilliance to Lankan batsmen and most bowlers. BD players fielded and took their catches spritely. Same is not so with SL players. BD youngsters can be proud of their achievement on & off the field. They play on a foreign soil while SL players at their backyard. For a moment it appeared the reverse on field. Hope last day's play to full distance and best side win. I must admit poor umpires from neighbor countries had a tough time officiating the game with several decisions reversed probably a record in Sri Lanka!

  • Abdul Momin on March 18, 2017, 16:16 GMT

    Bangladesh will be creating if they bat well unless Herath will outplayed.

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