Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Australia Galled


Deliveries faced by Australia batsmen in this match - their fifth lowest in a loss in Tests since 1900.

Perera's all-round effort


No. of Sri Lanka players to make a fifty-plus score and take a five-for in a Test including Dilruwan Perera. Previous instance also came in Galle, Malinga v India, in 2010.

Double failure


No. of times Australia have lost half their side before scoring 100 runs in both innings of a Test since 2000. They were 92 for 5 and 82 for 5 at Trent Bridge in 2015.

Fastest Sri Lankan


No. of Tests taken by Dilruwan Perera to take 50 Test wickets; He is the fastest Sri Lanka bowler to do so. Ajantha Mendis, the fastest before him, took 12.

Carnage at Galle


Wickets that fell on the second day's play in Galle - the second highest in a day's play of Tests in Asia. Most wickets - 22 on day 3, SL v England, SSC, 2000-01

Starc's best


Mitchell Starc's best figures in a match in Tests before this, which had come against South Africa in Perth in 2012-13.

Carnage at Galle


Wickets lost in the morning session for just 83 runs scored. There are only four other instances of 11 or more wickets falling in a session in Tests since 2010.

a rare hat-trick


Previous and only other instance of a left-arm orthodox bowler taking a hat-trick in Tests before Rangana Herath, by Johnny Briggs against Australia in Sydney.

Only the second


No. of SL bowlers to take hat-trick in Tests before Rangana Herath. Nuwan Zoysa had taken a hat-trick off the first three balls he bowled in Tests, against ZIM in 1999-00

AUS No. 3 and No. 4 in Asia


No. of consecutive inns in Asia when Australia's No. 3 and No. 4 haven't contributed 100 runs to teams score. In 10 of those they haven't managed 50 runs.