Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2018: 1st Test, Day 3 – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the run feast day in Chittagong.

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Kusal Mendis walks off after being dismissed. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The batsman continued to dominate the Chittagong Test where the bowlers found themselves in crisis on an irresponsive pitch that produced over 1000 runs in the first three days. Kusal Mendis (196) and Dhananjaya de Silva (173) struck huge centuries to bring down the deficit while Roshen Silva (87*) and Dinesh Chandimal (37*) took Sri Lanka’s total past 500 before the end of day three in response to Bangladesh’s 513.

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the run feast day in Chittagong:

9 – Kusal Mendis became the 9th player to complete his hundred in Test cricket on birthday. Mendis is the only player from Sri Lanka to be part of this rare list.


196 – Kusal Mendis’ fell short of becoming only the 3rd player to complete a Test double century on birthday. Patsy Hendren in 1930 and Jason Gillespie in 2006 are the other ones who completed double tons on their birthday.

196 – This was the 2nd instance of Mendis getting out in 190s in the Test format. He is only the 2nd Sri Lankan after Kumar Sangakkara and the 15th player overall to be dismissed in the 190s more than once.

308 – The 308-run partnership between Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva is the biggest partnership in Test cricket starting at 0/1. Australia‘s Bill Woodfull and Charles Macartney put on 235 from 0/1 against England in the 1926 Leeds Test.

308 – Mendis and Dhananjaya’s stand is the 8th triple century stand for any wicket for Sri Lanka in Test cricket and their first such stand since 2010. Mahela and Prasanna Jayawardene shared 351 for the 6th wicket in 2009 against India in Ahmedabad.

504/3 – Sri Lanka crossed 500-run mark for the first time in their last 15 Test matches. They posted 500+ in consecutive matches during the 2016 Zimbabwe tour.

513 – Bangladesh’s total of 513/10 is the highest total in Test cricket that did not include a Bye or Leg-bye. Australia scored 494/7 against South Africa in 2014 without a run from Byes or Leg-byes.

2004 – Mendis and Dhananjaya scoring 150+ is the first instance of two of Sri Lanka’s top three batsmen scoring 150+ in the same Test innings since 2005. Marvan Atapattu (249) and Kumar Sangakkara (270) scored big double tons against Zimbabwe in 2004 while batting in top three.