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Arnold: Shaun Marsh made the difference for Australia

Former Sri Lanka batsman Russel Arnold in conversation with Andrew Fernando on all the talking points from the third day at the SSC

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'Lakmal is fit and an automatic choice' - Mathews

Angelo Mathews talks about the nature of the Galle surface, and Sri Lanka's combination for the 3rd Test against Australia

Hat-trick of whitewashes


Consecutive Test series for Australia in Asia where have been whitewashed - 4-0 by India 2012-13, 2-0 by Pakistan 2014-15 and 3-0 by Sri Lanka 2016.

One each


No. of 10-wicket hauls for Herath in Tests - each one has come against different teams, including Aus. Only Muralitharan has taken such hauls against more teams (9).

Middle order collapse


Runs added by Australia's No. 3, 4, 5 & 6 combined in this innings - their lowest in a Test inns vs SL. Previous lowest: 25 in Kandy 2004-05.

Herath's highest


Previous most wickets by Herath in a Test series - against Pakistan in 2014 (in 2 matches). Mitchell Marsh was his 24th wicket of this series.

Solid start at last


Aggregate of the 11 opening partnerships of this series, before this inns. Warner-Marsh have added more than that in this last opening stand of the series.

Out of Australia's hands?


Highest successful chase by Australia in Tests in Asia, against B'desh in Fatullah in 2006. The highest successful chase at SSC by any visiting team is 131.

The first


No. of SL players who scored a century and fifty in the same Test batting at No. 7 or lower, before this. Dhananjaya de Silva becomes the first SL player to do so.

Sixth-wicket show


Previous most runs by a team's sixth-wicket in a Test vs Australia, by India at Wankhede 1986-87. Sri Lanka's 6th wicket has added over 300 runs in this match.

Resistance from bottom


No. of 50+ partnerships for wickets 5 and lower in this series for Sri Lanka - joint-most for them in any series. Their first 4 wickets have had only 2 50+ stands.

Silva finds form


Runs scored by Kaushal Silva in the first 5 inns of this series. He opened in all those inns, but came at No. 3 in this inns and has made a fifty.

Starc's series


Previous most wickets by a visiting fast bowler in a Test series in Sri Lanka, by Richard Hadlee in 1983-84. Starc dismissed Mendis as his 24th wkt of this series.

Decent start at last


Average score at which Sri Lanka lost their second-wicket in this series, before this second inns. Their second wicket fell at 44 in this inns.