Statistical highlights: 3rd Test, Day 1

Updated: 03 August 2010 11:13 IST

Here are the statistical highlights of the opening day's play between India and Sri Lanka in the third Test in Colombo.

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Here are the statistical highlights of the opening day's play between India and Sri Lanka in the third Test in Colombo.
 
<li> Sachin Tendulkar has become the most capped player (169) in Test annals, overtaking Australia's Steve Waugh's tally (168).
 
<li> Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with Paranavitana's catch, has set an Indian record for most dismissals (19 in 9 Tests) against Sri Lanka in Tests, overtaking Nayan Mongia's tally of 18 in 9 Tests.
 
<li> Pragyan Ojha has produced his best bowling performance in Sri Lanka.
 
<li> Thilan Samaraweera has recorded his 23rd fifty - his fifth against India.
 
<li> Kumar Sangakkara's runs' tally of 439 (ave.146.33) is his career-best in a Test series, surpassing the 428 in three innings at an average of 428.00 against Bangladesh in Sri Lanka in 2007.
 
<li> Sangakkara, for the first time, has won all three tosses in a series. He is the first captain to accomplish the feat against India.
 
<li> Mahendra Singh Dhoni has lost seven consecutive tosses since December 2009 
 
<li> In Dhoni's absence, Virender Sehwag led India in the Chittagong Test in January this year. Thus, India have now lost eight tosses in a row since December 2009
 
<li> Kumar Sangakkara is the second Sri Lankan player to amass 400 runs in a Test series against India - 439 (ave.146.33) in four innings.
 
<li> Sanath Jayasuriya is the only one to aggregate 500 runs in a Test series involving India and Sri Lanka - 571 at an average of 190.33 in just three innings, including two hundreds, with a career-best 340 at Colombo (RPS) in 1997.
 
<li> Sangakkara is the third captain after Jayawardene (twice) and Marvan Atapattu to aggregate 400 runs in a Test series for Sri Lanka. 
 
<li> Jayawardene's 56 is his 36th fifty overall and the eighth against India.
 
<li> Jayawardene's series aggregate is 283 (ave.70.75) in four innings - a tally exceeded only by Sangakkara (439) and Tendulkar (295).

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