Statistical highlights: 3rd Test, Day 3

Updated: 05 August 2010 16:19 IST

Statistical highlights of the third day's play in the third and final cricket Tests between India and Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Statistical highlights: 3rd Test, Day 3

Colombo:

Statistical highlights of the third day's play in the third and final cricket Tests between India and Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Kumar Sangakkara (8000) has become the second Sri Lankan player after Mahela Jayawardene (9403) to complete 8000 runs or more in Tests.

His feat of completing 8000 runs in 152 innings is the fastest by any batsman in Tests, eclipsing Sachin Tendulkar's feat of reaching the milestone in 154 innings.

Amit Mishra (40 off 66 balls) has registered his second best innings in Tests - his career-best is 50 against Bangladesh at Chittagong in January 2010.

Mishra's superb knock is the second highest by India's number nine batsman in Sri Lanka. Mithun had recorded 41 as number nine batsman in the second Test at Colombo (SSC) in July 2010.

Suraj Randiv (4/80) has produced his best figures in a Test innings, outstripping the 2 for 222 on debut in the second Test of the present series at Colombo (SSC).

Only two Sri Lankan bowlers have bagged five wickets in an innings against India at this venue - Rumesh Ratnayake - 5 for 49 in 1985 and Ajantha Mendis - 5 for 56 in 2008.

Lasith Malinga has completed his 100 Test wickets - his victim being Sachin Tendulkar. His present tally is 101 wickets (ave.32.67) in 30 Tests.

Malinga became the third Sri Lankan bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Chaminda Vaas (355) to capture 100 wickets or more in Tests.

Malinga's feat of bagging 100 wickets in 30 Tests is the second fastest for Sri Lanka, next only to Muralitharan (27).

Abhimanyu Mithun (46) has posted his career-best innings in Tests.

Mithun's brilliant 46 off 77 balls is the second highest knock by a number eight batsman for India in Sri Lanka - the record is held by Kapil Dev, who had posted 78 at Colombo (PSS) in September 1985.

India (436) have posted their second highest total against Sri Lanka at Colombo (PSS) - their highest is 446 in 1993.

Virender Sehwag (109 off 105 balls) has recorded his fifth century against Sri Lanka - his 21st in Tests.

Sehwag's outstanding century (109) at Colombo (PSS) is his tenth away from home in 72 innings. He became the fourth Indian player to post 10 hundreds or more on foreign soil, joining Sachin Tendulkar (27), Sunil Gavaskar (18) and Rahul Dravid (17).

Sehwag has posted four centuries in his last seven innings - 109 at Kanpur and 165 at Kolkata - both against South Africa, followed by 109 at Galle and 109  at Colombo (PSS) - both against Sri Lanka - all four this year.

In 2010, Sehwag has aggregated 791 (ave.79.10) in eleven innings, including four centuries and three fifties.

Sehwag became the second Indian batsman to post a century at Colombo (PSS), joining Vinod Kambli - 120 in 1993.

VVS Laxman's 45th fifty in Tests is his eighth against Sri Lanka. His 56 off 97 balls is his 25th fifty on foreign soil.

Suresh Raina has posted his second 50-plus innings in Tests - 120 at Colombo (SSC) on debut and 62 at Colombo (PSS).

Raina has averaged 92.00 in Tests - 184 in two innings.

Laxman and Raina were involved in a stand of 105 - India's highest for the fifth wicket against Sri Lanka at Colombo (PSS).

Ajanatha Mendis has established a Sri Lankan record for taking least number of Tests (12) for 50 wickets.



Topics : Cricket India Sri Lanka
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