Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat - Stumps - Day 1 - Sri Lanka 300/2 (90.0 ov) vs Pakistan
KC Sangakkara 111* (194), DPMD Jayawardene 55* (109), NT Paranavitana 24
TM Dilshan 101,
Saeed Ajmal 2/81
- Tillakaratne Dilshan's century is his 13th in Tests and his second against Pakistan. It is his first century at home since August 2009. Between that game and the start of this Test, he averaged 28.00 from 21 innings.
- Kumar Sangakkara's century is his 29th in Tests. It is his eighth against Pakistan and brings him level on top with Aravinda de Silva on the list of batsmen with most centuries against Pakistan.
- The century stand between Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene is their 15th in Tests. They are behind Sachin Tendulkar-Rahul Dravid, Gordon Greenidge-Desmond Haynes and Matthew Hayden-Ricky Ponting among batting pairs with the most century stands.
- Sangakkara's average of 64.43 is the highest among batsmen with 5000-plus runs in home Tests. Jayawardene is second, with an average of 60.88.
- Sangakkara and Jayawardene become the only batting pair to aggregate over 1000 partnership runs against Pakistan. Three other partnership pairs have more century partnerships than Sangakkara-Jayawardene (three 100 stands) against Pakistan.
- This is only the seventh occasion that Sri Lanka have managed century stands for the second and third wickets in an innings. The last time they did so was against India at the SSC in 2010.
- Jayawardene scored his tenth half-century (to go with seven centuries) in 20 Tests in Galle. In his last seven innings at the venue, he has scored two centuries and three half-centuries.
Stats : ESPNCricinfo
Photo : Associated Press