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Sri Lanka's shortest innings after electing to bat first

The 34.2 overs faced by Sri Lanka are the least by them in a first innings of a Test after electing to bat first ESPNcricinfo Ltd

34.2 Number of overs that Sri Lanka's first innings lasted, which is their shortest after winning the toss and electing to bat first. The only other time their first innings lasted less than 40 overs after they opted to bat was against South Africa in Cape Town in 2000-01 - on that occasion they were 95 all out in 38.4 overs.

1 Number of innings totals for Sri Lanka against Australia at home that is lower than the 117 in their first innings. They were all out for 105 in Galle in 2011. Sri Lanka's 117 is the lowest total by any team in Pallekele, beating their own 174 against Australia in 2011.

22.30 Average of Sri Lanka's top three batsmen in home Tests since July 2015, which is the lowest among all teams. In 36 innings, their top three have managed only two centuries and one half-century.

10.50 Average opening partnership for Sri Lanka in home Tests since July 2015, which is, again, the worst among all teams. In 12 opening partnerships, only once have their openers put on more than 15 runs.

2003The last time Sri Lanka fielded two or more debutants in the same Test. In Pallekele, Dhananjaya de Silva and Lakshan Sandakan made their debuts. Against New Zealand in Colombo in 2003, Kaushal Lokuarachchi and Prabath Nissanka made their Test debuts for Sri Lanka. Dhananjaya de Silva's first scoring shot was a six, which makes him the first Sri Lanka player to get off the mark in his Test career with a six.

1 This is the first instance in which openers from both teams were out for single-digit scores in the first innings in a match in Sri Lanka. Overall, it is the 19th such Test, the last of which was at Wanderers in 2006-07, in a Test between India and South Africa.

2006 The last time Sri Lanka's top five were all dismissed for 15 or fewer runs in a Test innings at home, against Pakistan in Colombo. This is the sixth such instance for Sri Lanka in home Tests.

19.16 Angelo Mathews' average in his last six Test innings against Australia. He hasn't made a single fifty-plus score and his highest is 35. In his first six innings against them he averaged 87.25 (helped by two not-outs), with a century and three half-centuries.

2 Consecutive ducks for David Warner in Tests against Sri Lanka. Before getting out for a duck in the first innings of this Test, he was out for a duck in the second innings of the SCG Test in 2012-13. Incidentally, in the other four innings against them, he has made half-centuries. Sri Lanka and India are the only oppositions against which Warner has two ducks.