Statistical highlights: Colombo Test, Day 2

Updated: 27 July 2010 14:28 IST

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

Statistical highlights: Colombo Test, Day 2

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Here are the statistical highlights of the second day's play between India and Sri Lanka in the second Test.
 
With seven double centuries, Kumar Sangakkara has set a record for most innings of 200-plus for Sri Lanka, eclipsing the previous record of 6 held by Mahela Jayawardene and Marvan Atapattu.
 
Sangakkara has equalled England's Wally Hammond's feat of seven scores of 200-plus and only Australia's Don Bradman (12) and West Indian, Brian Lara (9) have registered more double hundreds in Tests.
 
Kumar Sangakkara became the first Sri Lankan captain to post a double hundred against India in Tests.
 
Jayawardene is the first Sri Lankan batsman to register six hundreds against India.
 
Jayawardene's tally of 28 centuries includes 19 in Sri Lanka, extending his Sri Lankan record.
 
Thilan Samaraweera is the eighth Sri Lankan to aggregate 4,000 runs in Tests - 4014 at an average of 51.46 in 59 Tests. His tally includes 11 centuries and 22 fifties.
 
Sri Lanka's top five batsmen, for the first time, have recorded fifty-plus in an innings.
 
For the fifth time, three centuries or more have been posted for Sri Lanka in a Test innings against India.
 
The first Indian batsman to amass 600-plus for India in 2010 is Virender Sehwag - 647 (ave.80.87) in six Tests. His tally includes three centuries and three fifties.
 
Mahela Jayawardene has taken his runs' tally against India to 1756 (ave. 73.16) in 17 Tests. He is the first batsman to make 1700 runs in India-Sri Lanka Tests, overtaking Sachin Tendulkar's run-aggregate of 1697 (ave.56.56).
 
Sri Lanka's sixth highest Test total (642 for four wickets declared) is their highest against India at Colombo (SSC), eclipsing the 610 for six wickets declared in 2001.
 
The aforesaid instnce is the fifth instance when Sri Lanka have registered a total of 600-plus against India.
 
Sri Lanka (642 for four wickets declared) have recorded their highest while batting first in a Test match against India. 
 
Sangakkara became the third Sri Lankan skipper after Marvan Atapattu and Mahela Jayawardene to post 200-plus innings as captain. Jayawardene is the only one to record a triple century - 374 against South Africa at Colombo (SSC) in July 2006.
 
Mahela Jayawardene is the first batsman to record 10 hundreds at a single ground - Sinhalese Sports Club. Don Bradman had recorded 9 hundreds in eleven Tests at MCG.
 
Jayawardene's runs' tally of 2641 (ave.82.53) in 23 Tests at SSC, Colombo is the highest by any player at a single ground.
 
Jayawardene and Samaraweera were associated in a partnership of 176 runs - Sri Lanka's second highest for the fourth wicket against India - the highest being the 214 between Roy Dias and Duleep Mendis at Kandy in 1985.
 
Jayawardene has registered 13 innings of 150-plus - a Sri Lankan record.  Sangakkara has 12 such knocks in Tests.
 
Sangakkara is the seventh skipper to register a double century against India, joining England's Graham Gooch (333), West Indian, Clive Lloyd (242 not out), New Zealand's Graham Dowling (239), West Indian, Carl Hooper (233), Australila's Greg chappell (204) and Don Bradman (201).

Topics : Cricket Thilan Samaraweera Virender Sehwag Mahela Jayawardene Lasith Malinga
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