Some new records were achieved and some old ones were broken as Sri Lanka registered their first win over Australia after 17 years in Test matches.
Have a look at five important stats:
Peter Nevill and Steve O’ Keefe set a new world record as their ninth-wicket partnership was played with the lowest run rate ever- 0.13 per over. They put on 4 runs in 178 balls for the ninth wicket in the fourth innings.
Steven Smith lost his first match as Test captain. Smith has captained Australia in 12 Test matches, out of which he has 7 wins and 4 draws.
Sri Lanka’s 106-run win against Australia is only their second Test win against them in overall Tests. The last win also came in their home only.
Nathon Lyon completed 200 Test wickets in this match. He took 55 Test matches for Lyon to reach the milestone.
Kusal Mendis’ 176-run knock witnessed a record as well. He became the youngest Sri Lankan batsman to achieve this feat at 21y, 177d. The previous best was held by Romesh Kaluwitharana.