5 Number of Australia bowlers to take a hat-trick in ODIs before James Faulkner. He is the second Australia bowler to take a hat-trick against Sri Lanka in ODIs. Before him, Daniel Christian did so at the MCG in 2012. Thisara Perera was included among the three wickets on both occasions. In all, there have been 40 hat-tricks in ODIs. Faulkner has taken seven wickets in this series at an average of 11.85 and has struck every 16.2 deliveries. He had taken 4 for 38 in the previous ODI.
1 Number of instances when a Sri Lanka spinner has returned better figures than Amila Aponso's 4 for 18 in an ODI against Australia. Sanath Jayasuriya had taken 5 for 28 in an ODI in Galle in 1999. Including Jayasuriya's there have been only four instances when a Sri Lanka bowler has returned better figures in an ODI against Australia.
2 Number of instances when a Sri Lanka bowler had returned a better economy from two or more overs in an ODI against Australia than Aponso's economy of 1.92 in this match. Aravinda de Silva bowled ten overs and given away just 16 runs in an ODI at the same venue in 2002. Champaka Ramanayake returned an economy of 1.87 from eight overs in an ODI in Sharjah in 1994. Aponso had been economical on his debut in the previous match as well, conceding only 27 runs from ten overs.
1 Number of century stands for the sixth wicket for Sri Lanka in ODIs against Australia before the 103-run partnership between Kusal Perera and Angelo Mathews in this match. Aravinda de Silva and Roshan Mahanama added 115 runs in an ODI at the same venue in 1996.
5 Fifties by Kusal Mendis in just nine ODIs. His 69 in this match was his fourth half-century in his last five ODI innings. Mendis has made 364 runs at an average of 40.44.
286/9 Sri Lanka's highest total in ODIs at home against Australia before this, which had come in an ODI in Hambantota in 2011. Their total of 288 in this match is their fifth highest against Australia in any ODI.
25 Overs bowled by Australia's spinners in this match; there are only five other instances when they have sent down more overs in any ODI. The most recent one had come earlier this year in Providence when Australia's spinners bowled 26 overs in an ODI against South Africa.
2 Number of instances of five or more bowlers taking three or more wickets in an ODI before this. There were four three-wicket hauls and one four-for in an ODI between India and New Zealand in Guwahati in 2010. The only other instance had come in an ODI between West Indies and Zimbabwe in 2001 when two bowlers had taken four-wicket hauls and three others had taken three-fors.
0 Number of times before this that four or more of Sri Lanka's top-seven in the batting order had made 40 or more runs in an ODI innings against Australia. This is also the sixth instance when three or more of Sri Lanka's top-seven batsmen have made fifty-plus runs in an ODI against Australia.