The second and final Test between Australia and Sri Lanka will begin at Manuka Oval in Canberra tomorrow.
Australia won the first Test by an innings and 40 runs inside three days in Brisbane and seeing both team's composition and form they should win the second Test as well. For Australia Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson were superb with the ball and in batting, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschange had good outings.
On the other hand, Sri Lankan batsmen need to step up and have to support bowlers with big runs. Suranga Lakmal was outstanding in the day night Test in Brisbane but his efforts weren't enough to keep his team in the game.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the second and final Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Canberra :
1. Head to Head -
|Venue||Mat||Won by AUS||Won by SL||Drawn||Tied|
0 - Number of hundreds scored by Australian players in this home season (4 Tests vs Ind, 1 vs SL). Travis Head's 84 in Brisbane Test is the highest individual score for Australia in this home season (2018/19).
0 - Number of Tests Sri Lanka have won in Australia. They have played 14 Tests in Australia so far and of which lost 12 and 2 Tests ended in a draw.
1 - Manuka Oval, Canberra will host its first ever Test match and it will be the Australia's 11th Test venue.
14.85 - Dimuth Karunaratne's Test batting average against Australia. He has scored only 208 runs in 14 Test innings against Australia with 1 fifty.
22 - Mitchell Starc has taken only 22 wickets at an average of 46.68 in 9 Tests since his 9 wickets match haul against South Africa in Durban last year in March.
61 - Australian captain Tim Paine needs 61 more runs to complete 1000 runs in Test cricket.
79 - Dimuth Karunaratne needs 79 more runs to complete 4000 Test runs. He will be the 11th Sri Lankan batsman to achieve this milestone.