Australia end their century drought

Joe Burns and Travis Head run between the wickets
Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Canberra, 1st day February 01, 2019

308- The partnership between Joe Burns and Travis Head for the fourth wicket is Australia's biggest for any wicket against Sri Lanka. The pair eclipsed a nearly 30-year-old record set by Dean Jones and Steve Waugh, who put on an unbroken 260 in Hobart in December 1989. The Burns-Head partnership is also the highest fourth-wicket stand by any pair against Sri Lanka.

13- Tests without a double-century partnership for Australia before this one. The last such stand came in the Perth Ashes Test in December 2017, between Mitchell Marsh and Steven Smith. In 13 Tests in 2015, Australia's batsmen put on as many as eight 200-plus stands.

1- Centuries by Australia batsmen in their last 11 Tests coming into this match. The lone century was by Usman Khawaja in Dubai.

384- Australia's score at stumps is already their highest total since the last Ashes, in 12 Tests. The previous highest was 362 for 8 in the fourth innings of the Dubai Test in October.

1- Travis Head scored his maiden Test century, playing his eighth Test and 13th innings. He had made four fifties. It was Joe Burns' fourth century and his current score is already the highest by a right-handed Australia opener since Michael Slater's 219 versus Sri Lanka at the WACA in December 1995. Burns has been involved in three of Australia's last four 250-plus partnerships.

5- Tests played by Sri Lanka's three fast bowlers before this one. Kasun Rajitha had played three, Vishwa Fernando two, and Chamika Karunaratne was making his debut. Fernando and Karunaratne reduced Australia to 28 for 3 in the ninth over, before Burns and Head dug in for most of the rest of the day.

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