Statistical highlights: Colombo Test, Day 1

Updated: 26 July 2010 12:14 IST

Here are the statistical highlights of the opening day of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Statistical highlights: Colombo Test, Day 1

Colombo:

Here are the statistical highlights of the opening day of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Kumar Sangakkara (130 not out) has recorded his 23rd Test hundred - his fifth against India - his fifth as Captain in 10 games.

The aforesaid hundred is Sangakkara's 15th in Sri Lanka and during the course of his knock, has completed his 1,000 runs against India - 1023 at an average of 53.84 in 14 Tests.

Sangakkara has also completed his 1,000 runs as captain - 1018 at an average of 67.86 in 10 Tests. 

Tharanga Paranavitana (100) has posted his second hundred in Tests - both against India.

Paranavitana has amassed 434 in five Tests against India at an average of 62.00, including two centuries and two fifties.

India have lost seven Tosses in a row - one vs Sri Lanka (Mumbai), two each vs Bangladesh (Chittagong and Dhaka), two vs South Africa (Nagpur and Kolkata) and two vs Sri Lanka (Galle & Colombo SSC).

For the first time in consecutive Tests against India in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka have posted three first-wicket partnerships of 50-plus in a row - 55 & 96 (unbroken) at Galle and 99 at Colombo (SSC)

After playing 98 ODIs, Suresh Raina has appeared in a Test match - a record.   

Sri Lanka (312 for two) have recorded their second highest total on the first day of a Test match at Colombo, SSC - the highest being the 317 for seven in 1997-98.

Kumar Sangakkara has recorded three hundreds in a row - 137 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai last year, 103 at Galle and 130 not out at Colombo, SSC.

Sangakkara became the second Sri Lankan captain after Mahela Jayawardene (in 2007-08) to achieve the feat of posting three hundreds in successive innings.

Mahela Jayawardene, Sangakkara and Aravinda de Silva, with five centuries each, now jointly share the Sri Lankan record for most centuries against India.

Paranavitana and Sangakkara were associated in a 174-run stand for the second wicket - Sri Lanka's highest at Colombo (SSC).

Tillakaratne Dilshan (54) has posted his fourth fifty against India - his 15th in Tests.

Dilshan, in the course of his aforesaid innings, has completed his 2000 runs in Sri Lanka - 2012 at an average of 47.90, including five centuries and nine fifties.

The 99-run opening partnership between Dilshan and Paranavitana is a Sri Lankan record against India at Colombo (SSC)



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