Statistical highlights: Colombo Test, Day 4

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

Updated: July 30, 2010 08:37 IST
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Statistical highlights of the second cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka after the fourth day's play on Thursday.

Sachin became the fourth player to register a double hundred against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, joining New Zealand's Stephen Fleming's 274 not out at Colombo, PSS in 2002-03, West Indian, Brian Lara's 221 at Colombo, SSC in 2001-02 and Virender Sehwag's 201 not out at Galle in  2008.

With eleven knocks of 150 or more on foreign soil,  Sachin Tendulkar has set a world record, bettering ten such innings each by Australia's Steven Waugh and West Indian, Brian Lara.

Tendulkar's outstanding 203 is his 19th instance of 150 or more in a Test innings, emulating West Indian, Brian Lara's feat.

Sachin became the first batsman to amass 1,000 runs against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, aggregating 1060 (ave.70.66) in eleven Tests, including five centuries and three fifties.

Harbhajan Singh's 15th duck in Tests is his first against Sri Lanka.

After recording batting average of 21.57 in 2008 and 17.42 in 2009, Harbhajan's average in 2010 so far is 11.66 - 70 in six innings.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's second half-century against Sri Lanka is his first in Sri Lanka.

Dhoni's brilliant 76 off 138 balls is his 18th Test fifty - his ninth as skipper.

Mithun (41) has recorded his career-best innings in Tests, surpassing the 25 in the Galle Test.

Suraj Randiv has conceded 212 runs in his debut Test innings.  Only Australia's Jason Krejza has conceded more runs in a debut innings - 43.5-1-215-8 against India at Nagpur in 2008-09.  Omari Banks (West Indies) is the only other bowler to have conceded 200 runs in his debut innings - against Australia at Bridgetown in May 2003.

Dilshan (3/50) has recorded his best bowling performance against India - his second best, next only to the 4 for 10 against Bangladesh at Chittagong last year.

India (669/9) have posted their highest total in Sri Lanka - their first of 600-plus, eclipsing the 537 for eight wickets declared at Colombo (RPS) in 1997.

The aforesaid total is India's fourth of 600-plus against Sri Lanka.

Only twice India have recorded more in an overseas Test at - 705 for seven declared against Australia at Sydney and 675 for five declared against Pakistan at Multan - both in 2003-04

For the fourth time in the Test annals, both the teams have registered 600 or more in their respective first innings and for the third time in Tests, the side batting second has overtaken the first innings' total.

Sachin has posted his fifth double hundred in Tests.  He has now registered one double century each against five nations - Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.  

Sachin became the fifth player to post double hundreds against five countries, joining Pakistan's Javed Miandad, India's Rahul Dravid, West Indian, Brian Lara and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara

The Indian record for most double hundreds (6) is held by Virender Sehwag.

Suresh Raina (12th Indian) is the fourth left-handed batsman to post a hundred on debut for India, joining Deepak Shodhan -against Pakistan at Kolkata in 1952-53, Surinder Amarnath against New Zealand at Auckland in 1975-76 and Sourav Ganguly  against England at Lord's in 1996.

Raina became the first Indian player to post centuries hundreds in each format - Tests, ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals.

Sachin took his run-aggregate to 772 in six Tests this year at an average of 96.50, including five centuries - the highest by an Indian in 2010.  

Suresh Raina and Sachin Tendulkar were involved in a stand of 256 for the fifth wicket - the highest partnership for India against Sri Lanka for any wicket in Sri Lanka.

The aforesaid stand is the best by any pair  for any wicket against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, eclipsing the 246 (unbroken) for the sixth wicket between Richard Hadlee and Jeff Crowe for New Zealand at Colombo Cricket Club Ground in April 1987.

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