Mitchell Starc took 2/41 in the first innings of the match, took his aggregate to 201
wickets, and became the seventeenth Australian player to reach the 200 wickets milestone. See Players Taking Most Wickets for Australia Graph.
Australia defeated Sri Lanka at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, and have now won
12, and drawn 2 of the 14 matches against Sri Lanka in Australia, see Australia v South Africa, and won 2, and drawn 1 of the 3 matches
played against Sri Lanka at the Brisbane Cricket Ground. See Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane Cricket
Patrick Cummins took 6/23 in the second innings of the match, which was his best
innings bowling performance, the third time that he has taken six wickets in an innings, first against Sri
Lanka, see Best
Bowling Performances, and was the third time that he has taken five wickets or more in the third
innings of the match. See
Performance Analysis by Innings Number . Also, Cummins took 4/39 in the
first innings, which gives him a match total of 10/62, which is his best match performance. See Best Match Bowling Performances. Overall, Patrick Cummins has taken 90
wickets and his average of 22.48 is the best of the current Australian bowlers. See Australian Best Bowling Averages (minimum 50 Wickets).
Suranga Lakmal took 5/75 in the first innings of the match, which was his third
best bowling performance, see Best
Bowling Performances, the third time that he has taken five wickets in an innings, first against
Australia, see Performances by Opponent at All Grounds, with all three five wicket hauls
taken when playing away from home. See
Analysis of Performances at Home and Away . Suranga Lakmal has now taken 132 wickets at an
average of 39.77. See Players Taking 100 Career Wickets for Sri Lanka.