244: lowest successfully-defended target at P Sara
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.
|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 ESPNcricinfo.com. @shiva_cricinfo