How regularly have Sri Lanka been whitewashed at home in a Test arrangement? asked Chandra de Silva from Sri Lanka

Britain’s 3-0 triumph, which they finished yesterday by winning at the Sinhalese Games Club in Colombo, was just the third time Sri Lanka had been on the wrong end of a whitewash at home.

The primary such misfortune was in Walk 2004, when Australia won 3-0 despite the fact that Sri Lanka asserted a first-innings lead in every one of the three matches. At that point India rehashed the portion in 2017, winning 3-0 on a visit in which they won every one of the nine worldwide matches played.

Sri Lanka have pulled off four whitewashes at home themselves. They beat West Non mainstream players 3-0 out of 2001-02, regardless of Brian Lara heaping up 688 runs, and had comparable outcomes against Zimbabwe in the blink of an eye thereafter, additionally in 2001-02, Bangladesh in 2007 (three innings triumphs), and most stunningly, against Australiain 2016, again notwithstanding yielding first-innings leads in two of the Tests.

Kieran Powell was befuddled first ball against Bangladesh. Was this a first for an opener in a Test? asked Mike Walker from Britain

Kieran Powell’s rejection in the second innings in Chittagong a week ago was to be sure a first for a Test. There had been three different examples of an opener being puzzled for a duck, however none of them went first ball. Amazingly, two of those included a similar man, South Africa’s Louis Tancred, who was baffled for 0 on his sixteenth ball against Britain at Headingley in 1907, and rehashed the accomplishment – fourth ball this time – at The Oval in 1912.

The primary opener to be befuddled for a duck in a Test was the Britain commander A “Monkey” Hornby, against Australia at Old Trafford in 1884. He tumbled to the third ball he got, which was the fifteenth conveyance of the match: this remaining parts the most punctual befuddling in any Test.

Two different openers have been rejected in the first finished, however not in the main innings of the match. Britain’s Archie MacLaren was baffled for 1 in Sydney in 1894-95, while Alastair Cook fell, additionally for 1, to the fifth chunk of Britain’s second innings in Kolkata in 2012-13 (he had scored 190 in the first, and Britain required just 41 to win).

Was Nayeem Hasan the most youthful man to take a five-for in a Test? asked Mithun Ahmed from Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s new offspinner Nayeem Hasan, who turns 18 one week from now, turned into the most youthful from his nation to take five wickets in an innings in a Test, over the span of guaranteeing 5 for 61 against West Non mainstream players in Chittagong a couple of days prior. Nayeem beat, by about multi month, the record of Enamul Haque Jr, who was simply past 18 when he took 6 for 45 against Zimbabwe in Bangladesh’s first Test triumph, at an alternate ground in Chittagong in 2004-05.

In any case, there are two Pakistanis on the rundown who took five-fors at a more youthful age. Mohammad Amir was 17 when he took 5 for 79 against Australia in the Confining Day Test Melbourne in 2009-10, however Nasim-ul-Ghani was only 16 when he asserted 5 for 116 against West Non mainstream players in Georgetown in 1957-58. A moderate left-armer, Nasim took 6 for 67 a fortnight later in Port-of-Spain – and never dealt with another five-for in a Test vocation that extended to 1972-73.

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