SL's Dinesh Chandimal slams his 13th Test century: Key stats
Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal has slammed his 13th century in Test cricket. The middle-order batter reached the three-figure mark on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test against Australia at the Galle International Stadium. It was Chandimal's second Test century of 2022. He added 83 runs with Angelo Mathews before sharing a century stand with Kamindu Mendis. Here are the key stats.
Chandimal raced to his century off 195 balls. He registered his first Test century of 2022 in May. Before that, Chandimal had not scored a Test hundred since June 2018 when he recorded an unbeaten 119 against West Indies. He ended the drought in the second Test against Bangladesh, having smacked a mind-boggling 124 laced with 11 fours and one six.
Chandimal arrived in the middle after top-order batter Kusal Mendis departed. He took the Lankans from 186/3 to 269 along with Mathews. Chandimal has now added over 100 runs with debutant Kamindu Mendis. The duo took SL past the 400-run mark.
During his knock, Chandimal completed 4,500 runs in Test cricket. He became the 12th batter to reach this landmark. En route to his century, he also surpassedLankan aceHashan Tillakaratne in terms of runs in Tests (4,545). Chandimal has smashed 13 centuries and 21 fifties in his Test career to date. He has an average of over 40 in the format.
Chandimal has gone past 450 runs against the Aussies in Tests. He slammed his second Test century versus Australia. Notably, both of his Test tons against Australia have come at home. He has also gotten past 50 Test fours against Australia.
Chandimal has scored 2,296 runs away from home in Tests. He has an average of 40.28, slamming five tons and 13 fifties. He has enjoyed the most success away against Bangladesh, averaging over 70. At neutral venues, he has scored 349 runs at 43.62. He has one ton and two fifties. At home, he has scored 1,900-plus runs, hitting seven centuries and six fifties,