AUS v SL 2019 : First Test - Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and facts from the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Brisbane.

Pat Cummins took 10/62 in the Brisbane Test win against Sri Lanka (photo - getty)

Pat Cummins (10/62) starred in Australia's thumping an innings and 40 runs win over Sri Lanka in the first Test (Day/Night) at Gabba, Brisbane. On a bouncy pitch Sri Lanka opted to bat first but their batsmen couldn't handle the hostile bowling of Pat Cummins and debutant Jhye Richardson and bowled out for just 144 runs in their first innings. In reply Australia scored 323 runs with the help of Travis Head and Marnus Labuschange's fifties. In the second innings also Sri Lankan batsmen were clueless and bowled out for just 139 runs and lost the Test inside three days. Pat Cummins was named Man of the Match. 

All the major stats and facts from the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Brisbane :

3 - This was the third instance when Sri Lanka bowled out for fewer than 150 runs in the both innings of a Test match.

Sri Lanka bowled out for < 150 runs in both innings of a Test -

109 and 101 vs PAK at Kandy, 1986

91 and 119 vs ENG at Leeds, 2016

144 and 139 vs SL at Brisbane, 2019

5 - Sri Lanka have now lost 5 of their last 6 Tests and remaining one Test ended in a draw against New Zealand in Christchurch last December. 

6/23 - Pat Cummins took 6 wickets for 23 runs in the second innings of Sri Lanka which is his career best bowling figures in an innings. The previous best was 6/27 against India in Melbourne Test in 2018.

10/62 - Pat Cummins' Test match bowling figures - his first ever 10-fer in Test cricket and also best match bowling figures in Day Night Test history.

Best match bowling figures in Day-Night Tests -

10/62 - Pat Cummins vs SL at Brisbane, 2019

10/174 - Devendra Bishoo vs PAK at Dubai, 2016

9/60 - Jason Holder vs SL at Bridgetown, 2018

9/99 - Trent Boult vs ENG at Auckland, 2018

9/136 - Josh Hazlewood vs NZ at Adelaide, 2015

Best Test match bowling figures for Australia against Sri Lanka -

11/94 - Mitchell Starc at Galle, 2016

10/62 - Pat Cummins at Brisbane, 2019

10/155 - Shane Warne at Kandy, 2004

10/159 - Shane Warne at Galle, 2004

9/104 - Peter Siddle at Hobart, 2012

84 - Travis Head's score of 84 runs is the highest individual score by an Australian player in Test in this home season (2018/19). 

201 - Mitchell Starc became the 17th Australian bowler to take 200 wickets in Test cricket. He has taken 201 wickets at an average of 29.11 in 50 Test matches.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 26 Jan, 2019

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