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India V Sri Lanka: Statistics from Day 1

Colombo: Statistical highlights of the first day of the second cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka.

  • Kumar Sangakkara`s outstanding unbeaten knock of 130 is his 23rd century in Tests - his fifth against India in 14 Tests.
  • Sangakkara`s 233-run aggregate in the present series is exceeded only by Paranavitana`s 234.
  • Sangakkara`s aforesaid century is his fifth as captain in 10 Tests.
  • Sangakkara has now recorded 15 hundreds in Sri Lanka and eight on foreign soil.
  • Sachin Tendulkar has emulated Australia`s Steve Waugh`s tally of most Tests (168).
  • Sangakkara, for the first time, has registered three centuries in consecutive innings - 137 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai in 2009, 103 at Galle and 130 not out at Colombo, SSC.
  • Sangakkara became the second Sri Lankan skipper to post three hundreds in consecutive innings. Mahela Jayawardene had recorded 195 at Colombo, SSC and 213 not out at Galle – both against England and 136 against West Indies at Providence - all three in 2007-08.
  • Sangakkara has accomplished another feat. He has completed his 1,000 runs against India, aggregating 1023 at an average of 53.84 in 14 Tests.
  • Sangakkara, as Sri Lankan skipper, has completed his 1,000 runs - 1018 at an average of 67.86 in 10 Tests.
  • With five hundreds each, Mahela Jayawardene, Aravinda de Silva and Sangakkara now jointly share the Sri Lankan record for most centuries against India.
  • Tharanga Paranavitana (100) has registered his second Test century - both against India.
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan (54) has posted his 15th fifty in Tests - his fourth against India.
  • Dilshan, in the course of his brilliant knock, has completed his 2000 runs in Sri Lanka, aggregating 2012 at an average of 47.90. His aggregate includes five centuries and nine fifties.
  • Dilshan and Paranavitana have shared a first wicket stand of 99 - Sri Lanka`s partnership record against India at Colombo (SSC), obliterating the 65 between Sanath Jayasuriya and Marvan Atapattu in August 1997.
  • For the first time, Sri Lanka have posted three opening partnerships of 50-plus in a row for the first time in consecutive Tests against India in Sri Lanka in the same series - 55 & 96 (unbroken) at Galle and 99 at Colombo (SSC).
  • Sri Lanka (312 for two) have recorded their second highest on the opening day of a Test match at Colombo, SSC - their highest being the 317 for seven against India in 1997-98.


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