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SL batsmen find form

2

Century stands for Sri Lanka in this series - 116 between Chandimal and Herath in Durham, and 108 between Karunaratne and Silva in this Test

Silva's love for Lord's

3

Fifty-plus scores for Kaushal Silva in three Test innings at Lord's - 63, 57, 79*. Among Sri Lankans, only Mahela Jayawardene has more 50+ Test scores here (4)

Quick wickets

3

Wickets lost by Sri Lanka within the first ten overs of the third day. They were 162 for 1 at the end of Day 2.

Chandimal races to 2000

3

No. of SL batsmen, out of 15, who completed 2000 Test runs in fewer inns than Chandimal (49 inns) - Sangakkara (46), Jayasuriya (47) & Jayawardene (48).

Session of wickets

56/5

Sri Lanka's batting efforts in the first session of Day 3; reduced from 162/1 to 218/6. Anyways, they have managed to avoid follow-on for the first time this series.

Recovery yet again

116

Runs added by SL's 7th wicket in the 2nd inns of the last Test by Chandimal & Herath. K Perera and Herath have added 50+ runs for the same wicket in this Test.

Sri Lanka involved again

2011

Last time both teams had 50+ stands for the 7th wicket in their first innings of a Lord's Test - Eng & SL. The same teams have featured in this Test as well.

Anderson ends drought

409

No. of balls bowled by Anderson without a wicket at Lord's, before dismissing Perera. In the last Lord's match, he didn't take any wicket conceding 137 runs in 33 overs.

Long time ago

2002

Last time two right-handed batsmen opened the innings for Eng in Tests - Key & Vaughan v Ind, Leeds, 2002. Compton & Hales opened in 2nd inns today.

Hales in form

3

80+ scores for Hales in 5 innings in this series; in 8 Test innings in South Africa, his highest was 60

A rare six

79

Test innings between sixes for Cook; his last one before today was in December 2012, v India, when he made 190 in Kolkata

Stranger at No. 7

0

Instances in Tests that Cook had batted below No. 3 before today. He had opened the batting 218 times, and batted at No. 3 12 times

Unfamiliar for Anderson

2009

The last time before today that Anderson didn't bowl the first over of an innings; he bowled first change v West Indies at Lord's in May 2009

Tough for SL

2

Instances of teams scoring more than 310 in the 4th innings of a Lord's Test in the last 30 years: by Australia (406 in 2009) and India (397 in 2002)

Draws galore

5

Consecutive drawn Tests between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's - in 2002, 2006, 2011, 2014 and 2016