Statistical highlights from Galle Test

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Here are statistical highlights of the fourth and concluding day's play between India and Sri Lanka in the second Test on Sunday.

Updated: August 08, 2008 16:23 IST
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Following are statistical highlights of the fourth and concluding day's play between India and Sri Lanka in the second Test on Sunday.

# India recorded their first victory at Galle International Stadium. They had lost their only previous Test at this venue by 10 wickets in August 2001.

# Pakistan was the last team to defeat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka - by 8 wickets at Kandy in April 2006. Since then, they have won 7, lost 1 and drawn 2.

# India's victory by 170 runs is their 31st away from home in 207 Tests - lost 87 and drawn 89.

# Under Anil Kumble's captaincy, India have won 3, lost 4 and drawn 4 out of 11 played. Away from home, the victory against Sri Lanka is the second under Anil Kumble's captaincy in 6 Tests (lost 3 and drawn 1).

# Harbhajan Singh, for the first time, has captured 10 wickets in a Test match on foreign soil.

# Harbhajan's 10 for 153 are the best figures by an Indian bowler in Sri Lanka.

# Harbhajan's figures are now the best by a visiting bowler at Galle, surpassing Australia's Shane Warne's figures, who had bagged 10 for 159 in 2003-04.

# Harbhajan has provided the ninth instance by an Indian bowler to bag ten wickets or more in a Test match away from home, joining Irfan Pathan (twice - once each against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe), Bishan Singh Bedi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna, Chetan Sharma, Venkatesh Prasad and Anil Kumble.

# Harbhajan and Kumble are the only two Indian bowlers to have claimed ten wickets or more in a Test match against Sri Lanka twice. Harbhajan (10/141) had first achieved the feat against Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in 2005-06.

# Overall, Harbhajan has bagged ten wickets or more five times - three times against Australia and twice against Sri Lanka.

# Ishant Sharma became the first Indian batsman to register a 'Pair' (0 in each innings) against Sri Lanka.

# Sourav Ganguly is without a fifty in his last eight innings away from home - his highest being 23 against Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC in the first Test of the present series.

# Sourav Ganguly has made 43 runs at an average of 10.75 in four innings of the present series.

# Ganguly is without a fifty in his last 9 innings against Sri Lanka.

# Ganguly's batting average this year has dropped below 30 with his Galle Test performance - 406 (average 29.00) in 15 innings (8 Tests), including four fifties.

# Ganguly, during his innings of 16, has completed his 1,000 runs against Sri Lanka -- 1,011 at an average of 48.14 in 13 Tests, including three centuries and four fifties.

# Ganguly is the third Indian batsman to aggregate 1,000 runs against Sri Lanka, joining Sachin Tendulkar (1388) and Mohammad Azharuddin (1215)

# Dinesh Karthik has averaged 9.00 so far in the series -- 36 in four innings.

# Karthik's 20 is his highest score in the present series.

# Muttiah Muralitharan became the first bowler to capture 750 wickets in Test annals, his victim being Dinesh Karthik in India's second innings. His tally is now 751 at an average of 21.90 in 122 Tests.

# Ajanatha Mendis, with 10 for 209 (6/117 and 4/92), produced his best bowling performance in a Test match.

# Mendis, with 18 wickets at an average of 18.94 at a strike rate of 33.7, is the leading wicket-taker in the series.

# Mendis has dismissed VVS Laxman in each innings of the Colombo, SSC and Galle Tests.

# Mendis' first-class record is also quite impressive. In 21 games played till date, he has captured 129 wickets at an average of 15.16, including eight five-wicket hauls and two instances of ten wickets in a match.

# Mendis became the first Sri Lankan to bag ten wickets in a Test match against India at Galle, bettering Muralitharan's 8 for 90 in 2001-02.

# Mendis is now the second Sri Lankan to capture ten wickets in a Test match at Galle. Muralitharan has accomplished the feat four times - once each against South Africa, England, West Indies and Australia.

# Muralitharan's figures of 13 for 171 against South Africa in 2000-01 are the best by any bowler at Galle.

# Mendis is now only the second Sri Lankan after Muralitharan (twice) to claim ten wickets in a Test match and finish on the losing side.

# Ishant Sharma (3/20) produced his best figures away from home. Overall, his figures are the second best in Tests, next only to his 5 for 118 against Pakistan at Bangalore in December 2007.

# Sri Lanka's 136 is their lowest ever score at Galle, eclipsing their 154 against Australia in 2003-04.

# Virender Sehwag's sixth Man of the Match award is his first against Sri Lanka.

# Anil Kumble, with Muralitharan's dismissal, has established a world record for most 'caught and bowled' dismissals (34), bettering Muralitharan's tally of 33.

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