Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Herath eclipses Vettori

363

Wickets for Herath - the most by a left-arm spinner beating Vettori's 362. Among all left-arm bowlers only Akram (414) has more wickets.

Openers' double

4

No. of times Bangladesh have had 50+ opening stands in both innings of a Test, including this.

Rare high for openers

2

No. of 50+ opening stands for Sri Lanka in Galle in the last 13 innings since 2014, including the one between Tharanga and Karunaratne in the 2nd inns of this Test.

Mushfiqur's prolific 2017

101.75

Mushfiqur's average in Tests this year, 407 runs in 5 inns. He scored 159 & 13* in Wellington, 127 & 23 in Hyderabad and now 85 in Galle - all outside Bangladesh.

Mushfiqur in Galle

200

Runs scored by Mushfiqur in his only previous Test in Galle, in 2012-13, Bangladesh's first double-century. He has reached another fifty in this match.

Runs and wickets

80/4

Bangladesh's score in the first session of Day 3, in 25 overs. They scored at more than 3 runs per over, but lost four wickets.

Opening Woes in SL

24.48

Average opening stand in Sri Lanka in the last five years - Lowest in any country.

Good Venue

16

Number of matches won by SL at Galle from 28 Tests- Second most successful venue in SL(min-10 Tests) after SSC.