Sri Lankan supporters had assembled in large numbers at the SCG, and there was music, dancing and plenty of cheering, as their team renewed their World Cup rivalry with Australia
With the pointy end of the World Cup around the corner, Australia's attack will have to find a way to cope with the absence of a high-quality attacking spinner, on pitches where their pacers may not find much help
One of the major shortcomings of Sri Lanka's three-bowler plan is that it has left them with no scope to out-think attacking batting line-ups, particularly in the death overs
Australia's captain Michael Clarke hinted at some confusion within the team over Shane Watson's omission and rapid recall from the World Cup team across games against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's score in overs No. 41 to 45. Australia had scored 68/0 in the same period.
Sri Lanka's score at the end of the 40th over; Australia were 253/4
Number of consecutive centuries in this World Cup by Sangakkara; he is the first one do so in the World Cup.
Centuries by Kumar Sangakkara in his last-two innings - against Bangladesh and England. He remained unbeaten in both the innings.
No. of century partnerships by Sri Lanka's openers in their last-two games.
Balls taken by James Faulkner who held the previous record for the fastest century by an Australia batsman. Maxwell took 51 in this match.
No. of times before Australia's innings all the four batsmen from No. 3 to No. 6 had got fifty-plus scores in an innings in ODIs. Pakistan have had two such instances.