four – The selection of Sri Lankan openers who own carried their bat in a Test innings. Dimuth Karunaratne joins Sidath Wettimuny (sixty three* v Contemporary Zealand, 1983), Marvan Atapattu 216* v Zimbabwe, 1999) and Russel Arnold (104* v Zimbabwe, 1999) on this elite neighborhood.
Fifty five.05 – Share of Sri Lanka’s runs scored by Karunaratne on the outlet day of the Galle Test. Simplest seven others Sri Lankans own scored the next percentage of runs in a done Test innings. Asanka Gurusihna’s sixty three.four% (fifty two out of eighty two) against India in Chandigarh in 1990 is absolutely the top.
3 – Preference of Sri Lankan batsmen to own made a hundred of their fiftieth Test. Sooner than Karunaratne’s 158 no longer out, Sanath Jayasuriya made scored 188 in his fiftieth Test, against Pakistan in 2000, while Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a century in every innings 162 and 143 against Bangladesh in 2009.
Eight – Preference of Test rather a lot for Karunaratne, all as an opener. Among Sri Lankan openers, handiest Marvan Atapattu (Sixteen) and Jayasuriya (thirteen) own scored extra hundreds.
7 – Preference of countries against whom Karunaratne has at the least one Test century. . The handiest ones against whom he hasn’t bought one but are Australia (absolute top of 85 in 12 innings), and England (absolute top 50 in 10 innings).
3 – Cases of Sri Lanka’s ninth and tenth wickets adding forty-plus runs in a Test innings. The two such old conditions had been in 2012 (against England, also in Galle), and in 2007(against Australia in Hobart).
forty three.four – Overs of hurry bowled by South Africa within the Sri Lankan innings. In the first eighty overs of a first innings since 2002, there had been handiest two conditions of South Africa’s spinners bowling extra overs than this, and each had been within the 2015 sequence in India: within the Delhi Test, the spinners bowled 46 of the first eighty overs, and in Nagpur they bowled Forty five.1 overs.