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Published on March 16th, 2017 | by Guest Writer

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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, second Test, P Sara Oval, Day 2, 2017 – Statistical highlights

It was a disappointing day for Bangladesh. Here are the statistical highlights of the second day of second Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at P Sara Oval. 

8 Test hundreds for Dinesh Chandimal, ninth Sri Lanka batsman to score 8 or more Test hundreds. Also he becomes second-fastest by Sri Lanka batsman to score 8 Test hundreds. He took 64 innings to complete this while Mahela Jayawardene had taken 54 innings to reach there.

4 Number of Test hundreds by Dinesh Chandimal against Bangladesh in just eight innings. Only three batsmen have more hundreds than Chandimal against them. Kumar Sangakkara (7), Mahela Jayawardene (5) and Sachin Tendulkar (5) are those batsmen.

2 Number of Bangladesh openers including Soumya Sarkar to get three fifty-plus score in a series. Tamim Iqbal has done it thrice: against Zimbabwe in 2014-15, and twice against England, in 2009-10 at home and in 2010 in England.

143 Runs added by last three wickets by Sri Lanka batsmen in their total of 338 which averages 42.3% of their total. This is their second-highest percentage of runs by last three wickets when they have put 300 or more. Their last-three wickets had contributed 42.6% (207 runs in total of 486) against South Africa in 2004 which is the highest.

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