Statistical highlights: Colombo Test, Day 3

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Statistical highlights of the second cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka after third day's play on Wednesday.

Updated: July 28, 2010 16:25 IST
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Statistical highlights of the second cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka after third day's play on Wednesday.

# Sachin Tendulkar is the first batsman to amass 600 runs against Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC, aggregating 603 runs at an average of 100.50 in five Tests, including four hundreds and one fifty.
# West Indian, Brian Lara and Pakitan's Shoaib Malik, with two hundreds each against Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC, jointly share the second spot with regard to the hundreds at this venue
# Tendulkar's tally of 677 runs at an average of 96.71, including five hundreds (the most by any batsman in 2010) and one fifty, is the second highest, next only to Virender Sehwag's 682 for India this year.
# Sachin and Laxman were associated in a fourth wicket partnership of 68 - India's highest at Colombo, SSC.
# Tendulkar, with his outstanding unbeaten 108, has extended his record for most hundreds (48, including 27 overseas) in Test Cricket.  His tally of nine centuries is the most by any batsman against Sri Lanka. 
# His unbeaten 108 is his first century in eleven years in Sri Lanka
# Virender Sehwag has narrowly missed posting his fourth hundred in consecutive Tests.  He is the first batsman to be dismissed at 99 against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. 
# Sehwag is the second player after Mahela Jayawardene to post 99 in a Test innings in Sri Lanka.  He is now the third player to be dismissed  'stumped' at 99 in Test Cricket - the first two were Pakistan's Maqsood Ahmed against India at Lahore in 1954-55 and New Zealand's John Wright against England at Christchurch in 1991-92.  
# Sehwag is the seventh Indian player to have lost his wicket at 99.  Sourav Ganguly is the only one to register unwanted feat twice.  Navjot Singh Sidhu (Bangalore, 1993-94), Sourav Ganguly (Nagpur, 1997-98) and Sehwag (Colombo, SSC in 2010) are the only three Indians to earn this unwanted feat against Sri Lanka.
# Murali Vijay has recorded his second highest score (58) in Tests, next only to a career-best 87 against Sri Lanka at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium in December 2009.
# While opening the innings with Sehwag, Vijay has averaged 150.00 in partnership - the best by an opening pair with 500 runs or more.  Their aggregate of 600 includes three century stands and one ninety-plus
# Tendulkar's tally of 1805 at an average of 60.16 in 24 Tests, including nine centuries and five fifties, is a new record in India-SL Tests, surpassing Mahela Jayawardene's tally of 1756 (ave.73.16) in 17 Tests.
# Suresh Raina (66 not out) has posted a fifty on his Test debut.  He was associated in an unbroken 141-run stand for the fifth wicket with Sachin Tendulkar.
# Tendulkar's tally of 76 century partnerships has been exceeded only by Rahul Dravid (82) and Ricky Ponting (78).
# Tendulkar's tally of 12 century stands against Sri Lanka is a new record, surpassing Pakistan's Younis Khan's tally of 11.

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