Eighth straight loss for Australia in Asia

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8 Number of consecutive losses for Australia in Tests in Asia - the second-longest losing sequence for an overseas team in Asia after West Indies' ten consecutive losses from 1997 to 2002. Australia's last win in Asia came at the same venue, in 2011. Their current sequence of ten Tests without a win in Asia since then is their second longest. They had gone 12 Tests without a win in the subcontinent between 1979 and 1982.

1999 Only time before this Sri Lanka had won a Test series against Australia, which was also at home. The hosts had beaten Australia 1-0 in a three-Test series on that occasion. This is the first time Sri Lanka have won the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy since its inception in 2007-08.

3 Number of consecutive series losses for Australia in Asia. Before this, they had lost 0-2 to Pakistan in the UAE in 2014-15 and 0-4 to India in 2012-13. This loss against Sri Lanka is their fifth in the last six series in Asia.

2 Number of times Australia have lost a Test in Asia by a bigger margin in terms of runs than their 229-run loss in this match. Pakistan had beaten them by 356 runs in Abu Dhabi in 2014-15, which is their biggest such loss. Their 320-run defeat in the Mohali Test in 2008-09 stands second in this list.

501 Total legal deliveries faced by Australia's batsmen in this Test - the fifth lowest they have faced in a losing cause in Tests since 1900. The last time they faced fewer deliveries in a loss was in Port of Spain in 1994-95 when they faced 499 balls.

1988 Last time Australia scored fewer runs than this in a losing cause in Tests in Asia. They had lost the Karachi Test in 1988-89 after having scored just 281 runs. The only other such instance had also come in Karachi, in 1956, when they had made 267 runs. The last they scored fewer runs in a loss against any side was in Port of Spain in 1995 when they managed just 233 runs from their two innings.

11 Number of Tests Dilruwan Perera has taken to complete 50 Test wickets. Nathan Lyon's wicket in Australia's second innings was Perera's 50th of his Test career. Ajantha Mendis was the quickest Sri Lanka bowler to 50 Test wickets before Perera, having taken 12 Tests. Perera has taken 55 wickets at 26.78.

0 Number of previous instances of a Sri Lanka player taking a ten-wicket haul for the match and scoring at least one fifty-plus score in a Test. Perera's is only the fifth instance of a player from the subcontinent to achieve this. Shakib Al Hasan, Abdul Qadir, Imran Khan and Kapil Dev are the others to have done it.

84 Wickets taken by Rangana Herath in Galle - the highest any bowler other than Muralitharan has taken at a venue in Tests. Herath went past Heath Streak's tally of 83 wickets at the Harare Sports Club with the wicket of Mitchell Starc in Australia's second innings. Muralitharan occupies the top three spots in this list: he took 166 wickets at the SSC, Colombo, 117 wickets in Kandy and 111 in Galle.

1 Number of time a Sri Lanka bowler has taken a better haul in Tests against Australia than Perera's 10 for 99 in this match. Muralitharan had taken 11 for 212 at the same venue in 2004. Upul Chandana's 10 for 210 in Cairns in 2004 is the only other instance of a Sri Lanka bowler taking a ten-for in Tests against Australia.

1997 Last time a bowler took ten or more wickets in a Test against Australia at a better rate than Perera's average of 9.9. Phil Tufnell had taken 11 wickets at 8.45 runs apiece at the Oval.

1997 Last time when Australia's batsmen didn't manage a single score of 50 or more when all their batsmen have batted twice in a Test. Australia had managed a highest of 47 from Greg Blewett on that occasion. David Warner's 42 in the first innings was Australia's highest individual score in this match. This is the first such instance for them in Tests in Asia.