Statistical highlights: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2

Updated: 17 November 2009 15:19 IST

Statistical highlights on day two of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at Sardar Patel Stadium on Tuesday.

New Delhi:

Statistical highlights on day two of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at Sardar Patel Stadium on Tuesday.

  • From 32 for four to 426 - 394 runs were registered for the remaining six wickets - India's best recovery ever in Tests when they have lost four wickets for less than 35 runs.

  • Chanaka Welegedara (4/87) has produced his best bowling figures in Tests. He is the first Sri Lankan bowler to bag four wickets in an innings at this venue.

  • Muttiah Muralitharan's wicket-aggregate of 91 at an average of 30.10 runs in 19 Tests is exceeded only by Imran Khan (94) against India.

  • Dilshan became the fourth Sri Lankan to register a century on Indian soil, joining Duleep Mendis (105 & 105 at, Chennai in 1982-83), Aravinda de Silva (110 not out at Mohali in 1997-98) and Marvan Atapattu (108 at Mohali in 1997-98).

  • Dilshan has registered his second hundred against India, which is his tenth in Tests. He is the first player to make five hundreds this year.

  • Dilshan has set a record for the highest individual innings for Sri Lanka against India in India, surpassing Aravinda de Silva's unbeaten 110 at Mohali in 1997-98.

  • Dilshan's runs' tally of 961 in nine Tests at an average of 73.92 is bettered only by Thilan Samaraweera (1128) and Andrew Strauss (1071).

  • Dilshan has established another record. He is the first Sri Lankan to make three successive innings of 60-plus - 65 & 65 in December 2005, followed by 112 on Tuesday. His tally of 242 (ave.80.66) in three innings at his venue is the best by any batsman against India at this venue.

  • Dilshan and Kumar Sagakkara have shared a 115-run stand for the second wicket, equalling Sri Lanka's highest in India. In the 1997-98 Mumbai Test, Marvan Atapattu and Dharmasena had put on 115 for the second wicket.

  • With Harbhajan Singh's wicket, Muttiah Muralitharan (301) is now the second bowler after Shane Warne (389) to take 300 wickets overseas in Tests.

  • India (426) have posted their highest total against Sri Lanka at Sardar Patel Stadium, Gujarat, surpassing the 398 in December 2005.

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