Stats Analysis

Kulasekara finds his range

Cricinfo looks at some of the other stats highlights from the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan

S Rajesh
S Rajesh
Sri Lanka's emphatic seven-wicket win gave them their first home series win against Pakistan in six attempts. Cricinfo looks at some of the other stats highlights from the game.
  • In the last eight years, Sri Lanka have played 17 series at home, winning 14, losing two, and drawing one. The only teams to win a series against them during this period are Pakistan and Australia.
  • Sri Lanka have improved their record at the P Sara Oval to seven wins and two losses, and have won each of the last five Tests here.
  • Nuwan Kulasekara's 4 for 37 is his third four-wicket haul in his last two Tests. In this series he has taken 12 wickets at an average of 12.83. In his first six Tests he had taken five wickets at an average of 88.
  • Rangana Herath's 5 for 99 are his best bowling figures in Tests, and his first five-for. He had taken five four-wicket hauls before this, including one in the first Test in Galle.
  • Fawad Alam fell just two runs short of the highest score by a Pakistan debutant: Yasir Hameed had scored 170 against Bangladesh in Karachi in 2003. He became only the fourth batsman from Pakistan, after Hameed, Khalid Ibadulla and Javed Miandad, to score more than 150 on debut.
  • The 200-run partnership between Fawad and Younis Khan is the highest second-wicket stand for Pakistan against Sri Lanka. The earlier record of 151, between Majid Khan and Mohsin Khan, had stood for more than 27 years.
  • S Rajesh is stats editor of Cricinfo