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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Statistical highlights from Day 4

Statisitical highlights at the end of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka, here on Saturday.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Statistical highlights from Day 4

Galle: Statisitical highlights at the end of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka, here on Saturday.

Batting first in a Test match and taking a first innings lead of 100 or more, India have lost for the first time.

India could not achieve a target of less than 200 for the second time in the fourth innings of a Test. They were bundled out for 81 while chasing a target of 120 against West Indies at Bridgetown in March 1997.

India (112) registered their lowest vs Sri Lanka in Tests, eclipsing the 138 at Colombo, SSC in July 2008.

Sri Lanka's 63-run win is their third in four Tests vs India at Galle. They had won by 10 wickets each in 2001 and 2010.

Overall, Sri Lanka have won 14, lost six and drawn six out of 26 Tests played at Galle International Stadium.

Sri Lanka have won seven, lost 14 and drawn 15 out of 36 played against India - winning % 38.88.

Sri Lanka have won all seven out of 19 played against India in Sri Lanka (lost four and drawn eight).

India (112) have recorded their lowest total vs Sri Lanka in Tests, surpassing the 138 at Colombo, SSC in July 2008.

Virat Kohli has earned a rare feat, posting four hundreds in his first four Tests as captain but failing to win a single Test for India, losing two and drawing the remaining two.

Kohli also enjoys an interesting batting record in Tests - just two centuries in a winning cause (one each vs Australia and New Zealand) out of eleven - four in a losing cause and five in drawn games.

Sri Lanka have conceded 192 to India, which is their biggest while winning a Test match. The record is held by Australia while winning against Sri Lanka by 16 runs at Colombo, SSC in August 1992 after conceding a first innings lead of 291.

Rangana Herath's excellent figures of 7 for 48 are the second best by a Sri Lankan bowler vs India in Tests next only to the 8 for 87 by Muttiah Muralitharan at Colombo, SSC in 2001. These two figures are the best by bowlers in India-Sri Lanka Tests.

Rangana Herath took his tally of wickets to 68 (ave.25.73) in 13 Tests at Galle - the most by him at any venue. His tally includes seven five-wicket hauls and two instances of ten wickets in a Test match.

Herath has now recorded 22 instances of five wickets or more in an innings. Only four spinners have taken more five- wicket hauls than Herath - Muralitharan (67), Shane Warne (67), Anil Kumble (35) and Harbhajan Singh (25).

At 37 years 146 days, Herath is the oldest Sri Lankan bowler to produce a seven-wicket haul in Tests.

Herath's superb tally of 270 wickets (ave.29.81) in 61 Tests is the third highest by a left-arm spinner in Tests next only to Daniel Vettori (362) and Derek Underwood (297).

Shikhar Dhawan (134 & 28) has posted 150 runs or more in a Test match for the third time - the first two instances being 187 vs Australia at Mohali in March 2013 and 173 vs Bangladesh at Fatullah in June 2015.

Since January 2014, Rohit Sharma is averaging 24.85 - his tally being 348 in eight Tests (15 innings), including two fifties. His strike rate of 43.28 is least impressive during this period.

In six fourth innings played by Rohit, he is averaging 21.00 - the tally being 105 runs - the sequence of scores being 19, 31 not out, 6, 6, 39 & 4.

In a losing cause, Rohit's performance is mediocre - his tally being 244 in six Tests at an average of 20.33, including a fifty.

Dinesh Chandimal (59 and 162 not out plus two dismissals) has got his first Man of the Match award in Tests.

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