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.