Herath races to 250, Sarfraz keeps scoring
57 Number of Tests Rangana Herath has taken to reach 250 wickets. He is fourth quickest on the list of spinners to take 250 wickets, after Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble. Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria also took 57 Tests to complete 250 wickets.
180 Wickets Herath has taken at an average of 26.55 in 35 matches since Muralitharan's retirement from Tests, including 16 five-fors - the most five-wicket hauls in this period, with Saeed Ajmal, Dale Steyn and Graeme Swann next in the list with ten each. Before that, Herath's 71 wickets had come at 37.88 runs apiece, with only four five-wicket hauls in 22 Tests.
6 Number of fast bowlers, including Junaid Khan in this Test, who have taken a five-for in the first innings of a Test at the SSC, Colombo. The last such five-wicket haul came five years ago in a Test involving the same teams, when Thilan Thushara took 5 for 83 against Pakistan.
5 Five-wicket hauls Junaid has taken in 11 matches against Sri Lanka, which equals the most against them in Tests. Shane Warne is the other bowler to take five five-fors against Sri Lanka. Junaid's 49 wickets against Sri Lanka have come at an average of 25.95. He has played a total of seven Tests against other teams - three each against South Africa and Zimbabwe and one against England - and has taken 16 wickets against them at an average of 37.62 without a five-wicket haul.
100 Catches Younis Khan completed in Tests when he caught Herath off Abdur Rehman. He becomes the first Pakistani to reach that milestone. Younis was already topping the list of Pakistan fielders with most catches, with Javed Miandad's 93 the next highest.
3 Number of consecutive fifties that Sarfraz Ahmed has hit in Tests, the first Pakistan wicketkeeper to do so. This is also only the sixth time that a Pakistan wicketkeeper has hit four or more fifty-plus scores in a calendar year. Kamran Akmal did it three times for Pakistan.
61.40 Sarfraz's average in 2014; he has hit 307 of his 396 career runs this year in four Tests. In four Tests before this year, he had hit just 89 runs at an average of 11.12.
Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo.com