Statistical highlights: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 4

Updated: 06 December 2009 15:23 IST

Following are the statistical highlights of day four of the third and final India-Sri Lanka Test match on Saturday.

Statistical highlights: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 4

Mumbai:

Following are the statistical highlights of day four of the third and final India-Sri Lanka Test match on Saturday.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the third wicketkeeper to take 100 catches for India, joining Syed Kirmani (160) and Kiran More (110).

  • Samaraweera has recorded his second duck against India -his sixth in Tests.

  • Sangakkara's third century against India is his 21st in Tests.

  • For the third time in Tests, Sangakkara has amassed 1,000 runs in a calendar year, aggregating 1079 runs at an average of 59.94 in eleven Tests, including four centuries.

  • Sangakkara's previous two instances of making 1,000 runs in a calendar year were recorded in 2006 & 2009.

  • Sangakkara became the fifth batsman to make 1,000 runs - the first four batsmen being Samaraweera (1234), Mahela Jayawardene (1194), Tillakaratne Dilshan (1097) and Andre Strauss (1071)

  • Sangakkara is the first Sri Lankan skipper to register a hundred against India in India. The first three Sri Lankan captains to make hundreds against India were Duleep Mendis, Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene.

  • Prasanna Jayawardene (297 at an average of 74.25) has established a record for aggregating most runs for Sri Lanka as a wicketkeeper against India - also his best ever perfor mance in a Test series.

  • Sangakkara has registered his first hundred in India - 133 not out off 258 balls.

  • Overall, the aforesaid innings is his third century against India - his first two being 144 at Colombo PSS last year and 105 not out at Galle in 2001.

  • Tharanga Paranavitana - 53 & 54 - has recorded a fifty in each innings for the first time.

  • Paranavitana has posted four half-centuries in Tests - two each against India and Pakistan.



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