SL vs Aus first Test day one statistical review

Shane Watson completed his 2000 runs in Tests at an average of 41.04 on day one AFP

Pallekele: Sep 8, 2011

Statistical highlights on day 1 of the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka on Thursday.

# Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have averaged just 22.57 in seven stands against Australia – 158 runs with one stand of fifty-plus – 73 at Hobart in November 2007.

# Angelo Matthews (58) has posted his fourth fifty in Tests – his second against Australia.

# Matthews has recorded two innings of 90-plus in Tests – 99 against India at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium in December 2009 and 95 against Australia at Galle in August/September 2011.

# Tharanga Paranavitana has posted his fifth duck in Tests. He has registered two successive ducks for the first time.

# Kumar Sangakkara (5003 at an average of 61.76 in 57 matches) is the second Sri Lankan batsman after Mahela Jayawardene (6190 at an average of 63.16 in 69 Tests) to complete 5,000 runs in Tests in Sri Lanka.

# Sangakkara became the 13th batsman to amass 5,000 runs or more in Tests at home. Ricky Ponting, with 6903 at an average of 57.52 in 83 Tests, heads the table.

# Shane Watson has completed his 2,000 runs in Tests totalling 2011 at an average of 41.04, including two hundreds and 15 fifties.(PTI)