Statistical Highlights of India vs Sri Lanka Test Match

Statistical highlights at the end of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka, here today.

Published: 15th August 2015 09:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2015 09:10 PM   |  A+A-


GALLE: Statistical highlights at the end of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka, here today.

# 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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