Upul Tharanga scored a hundred, Dinesh Chandimal remained not out on 50 while Soumya Sarkar scripted a stroke-filled half century. Here the statistical highlights of fourth day of first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Galle.
2 Batsmen for Sri Lanka to complete 1000 Test runs at a younger age than Kusal Mendis. Arjuna Ranatunga and Mahela Jayawardene are other batsmen who completed 1000 runs in Tests at the younger age.
2 Number of fifty-plus opening partnership for Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium since 2013 including today’s 69 stand between Tharanga and Karunaratne. The last such opening partnership was between Dilshan and Sangakkara when they had added 69 against the same opponent.
4 Number of fifty-plus opening stands for Bangladesh in both innings in a Test including their effort in this match. They had 58 and 133 runs stand in 2005 against Zimbabwe between Javed Omar and Nafees Iqbal, 88 and 185 in 2010 against England at Lord’s by Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal, 52 and 312 in 2015 against Pakistan by Kayes and Tamim and 118 and 67 not out in this match by Tamim and Soumya Sarkar.