Colombo Test: Statistical highlights
Colombo: Statistical highlights of the second cricket Test between Indian and Sri Lanka after the fifth and final day`s play on Friday.
The recently concluded Colombo Test has provided the 15th instance of a drawn game involving India and Sri Lanka.
India have won 13 and lost 6 out of 34 played – success per cent 38.23 for India and 17.64 for Sri Lanka.
India (707) have recorded their highest total on foreign soil, beating the 705 for seven wickets declared against Australia at Sydney in 2003-04.
India`s aforesaid total is their second best in Tests - the highest being the 726 for 9 wickets declared against Sri Lanka at Mumbai last year.
India, for the first time in an overseas Test, have taken 225.2 overs to record the aforesaid total.
Kumar Sangakkara (219 & unbeaten 42) has recorded his best performance in a Test series against India, aggregating 364 (ave.182.00) in three innings.
Sangakkara`s runs` tally of 261 (219 + 42 not out) is the highest by a Sri Lankan skipper in a Test match against India.
Sangakkara has received the Man of the Match award for the 11th time in Tests - his second against India.
Harbhajan Singh, with Tharanga Paranavitana`s wicket, has completed his 25 wickets against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in 9 Tests at 46.92 runs apiece. His tally is the second best for India in Sri Lanka. Anil Kumble had captured 30 (ave.44.63) wickets in 9 Tests.
Paranavitana`s runs` tally of 268 at an average of 89.33 in the series is exceeded only by Kumar Sangakkara (364) and Sachin Tendulkar (295).
The Sri Lanka opening pair, for the first time in two consecutive Tests of the series, have recorded partnerships of 50 or more in each innings against India - 55 and 96 (unbroken) at Galle followed by 99 & 50 at Colombo (SSC).
Ajantha Mendis has bowled 63 overs - the most by him in a Test innings, obliterating the 59 overs bowled against Pakistan at Karachi in 2009.
In India`s total of 707, Suraj Randiv has conceded 222 runs - the most by any bowler in his debut innings, surpassing Australia`s Jason Krejza`s tally. Krejza had conceded 215 runs (43.5-1-215-8) in India`s total of 441 at Nagpur in 2008.
Randiv has conceded 222 runs - the second worst by a Sri Lankan bowler against India. Rangana Herath had figures of 53.3-2-240-3 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai in December 2009.