AUS v SL 2019 : Second Test - Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and facts from the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Canberra.

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 2-0 in two Tests series (photo - The Australian)

Australia clean swept Sri Lanka 2-0 after beating the visitors by 366 runs in the second and final Test at Manuka Oval, Canberra inside four days.

It was a collective performance from the Australian batsmen as well as bowlers. Joe Burns, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson scored hundreds in the first innings and helped Australia to post a big total 534/5d. In reply, Sri Lanka started off well and was 90/0 at one stage but after openers dismissals, middle order couldn't cope up with Australia's top quality bowling and Sri Lanka bowled out for just 215 runs.

In the second innings, Usman Khawaja played an unbeaten knock of 101 runs and Australia declared on 196/3 and set a huge target of 515 runs and the visitors could score only 149 runs. Mitchell Starc took 5 wickets in each innings of this Test and was named Man of the Match. 

All the major stats and facts from the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Canberra :

1 - The 2-0 Test series win over Sri Lanka is the first series win for Australia across format since the T20 tri-series win in February 2018. 

2 - Mitchell Starc (10/100) picked up his second 10 wickets haul in Test cricket and both 10 wickets haul came against Sri Lanka. 

4 - Four Australian batsmen (Joe Burns, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson and Usman Khawaja) scored hundreds in this Test and before this match, Australia had no individual hundreds in their last 6 Tests. 

6 - Sri Lanka have lost six of their last seven Tests they have played and the remaining one Test ended in a draw. 

28 - Number of wickets Pat Cummins took in 6 Tests of this 2018/19 home season - the most by any Australian bowler. He took 28 wickets at an average of 17.78 and at a strike rate of 42.1. 

46 - Mitchell Starc has taken 46 wickets at an average of 18.43 in 7 Tests against Sri Lanka - the second most for Australia and only Shane Warne (59) is ahead of him. 

366 - Runs win is the biggest win for Australia against Sri Lanka in terms of runs in Test cricket. The previous biggest was by 197 runs at Galle in 2004.

541 - Travis Head scored 541 runs at an average of 60.11 in 6 Tests with 1 hundred and 4 fifties in this home season (2018/19) - the most runs and fifty plus scores for Australia. 


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 05 Feb, 2019

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