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Stats Analysis

Stats - Dream debut for Prabath Jayasuriya and a record knock by Dinesh Chandimal

All the numbers from Sri Lanka's series-levelling Test win against Australia

Dinesh Chandimal celebrates reaching his maiden Test double hundred  •  Getty Images

Dinesh Chandimal celebrates reaching his maiden Test double hundred  •  Getty Images

1 Sri Lanka's win in Galle was their first-ever innings victory in Test cricket against Australia. It was also the first time Australia lost a Test by an innings since losing to South Africa in November 2016 at Hobart.
2 Previous instances of Australia losing a Test match in Asia by innings margin after batting first. They lost against India by an innings and 219 runs in Kolkata in 1998, and by a margin of an innings and 135 runs in Hyderabad in 2013.
12 for 177 Prabath Jayasuriya's match figures in Galle are the best for Sri Lanka on Test debut and the fourth-best overall. Praveen Jayawickrama's 11 for 178 against Bangladesh were the previous best figures on debut for Sri Lanka. Jayasuriya's match figures are also the second-best for Sri Lanka in a Test match against Australia. Only Rangana Herath returned better figures, as he took 13 wickets for 145 runs in the 2016 Colombo Test.
2 Number of players with ten or more wickets on Test debut against Australia since 1900, including Jayasuriya in Galle. Ken Farnes was the other bowler, with figures of 10 for 179, way back in 1934 at Trent Bridge. Jayasuriya's 12 for 177 are also the second-best for a debutant against Australia behind the 12 for 102 by Fred Martin in 1880 at The Oval.
6 for 59 Jayasuriya's bowling figures in the second innings are the best for a Sri Lankan on Test debut. Jayawickrama's 6 for 92 against Bangladesh last year was the previous best for Sri Lanka. Jayasuriya had figures of 6 for 118 in the first innings is third on this list.
206* Dinesh Chandimal became the first Sri Lankan to score a double century against Australia. Kumar Sangakkara's 192 in the 2007 Hobart Test was the previous highest individual score for Sri Lanka against Australia.
17 Consecutive Test matches with a result in Galle, a streak that began in 2014. Only two venues stood host for more consecutive Tests producing a result - 37 by Sydney Cricket Ground (1882 to 1947) and 31 by Melbourne Cricket Ground (1882 to 1937).
554 Sri Lanka's first-innings total in Galle is their highest in Test cricket against Australia. Only once had Sri Lanka managed to post a total of 500-plus against the Australians before the Galle Test - 547 for eight in Colombo in 1992.
364 Australia's first-innings total in this match. It is their highest first-innings total in an innings defeat in Test cricket. Their previous highest was 335 all-out against England in Birmingham in 1985. It is only the third instance of Australia losing a Test match by innings margin despite a 350-plus total.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo