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  • 3rd Test: Sri Lanka vs India at Col-PSS – Day 5 highlights

    - India won the 3rd Test by five wickets and the three Test series ended in a draw {1-1}.

     

    - SR Tendulkar scored 54 in India's second innings and earned the distinction of scoring fifty in eight consecutive tests. His feat read thus - 53 vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2009, 105* and 16 vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in Jan 2010, 143 and DNB vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Jan 2010, 7 and 100 vs South Africa at Nagpur in Feb 2010, 106 vs South Africa at Kolkata in Jul 2010, 8 and 84 vs Sri Lanka at Galle in Jul 2010, 203 vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Jul 2010 and 41 and 54 vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Aug 2010.

     

    - This is the second occasion that SR Tendulkar scored a fifty in eight consecutive tests. The other occasion was - 91 and 1 vs England at Nottingham in Jul 2007, 82 and 1 vs England at The Oval in Aug 2007, 1 and 56* vs Pakistan at Delhi in Nov 2007, 82 and DNB vs Pakistan at Kolkata in Nov 2007, 62 and 15 vs Australia at Melbourne in Dec 2007, 154* and 12 vs Australia at Sydney in Jan

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  • Tendulkar: One more feather in his cap

    - SR Tendulkar added one more record to his surfeit of records when he scored a fifty - 54 - in the second innings of the third Test at Sara Oval against Sri Lanka. His fifty in this Test gave him the feat of scoring fifty in eight consecutive Tests.

     

    - It is the second time in his Test career that he has scored fifty in eight consecutive Tests. This feat gives him the unique distinction of scoring fifty in eight consecutive Tests on two occasions. He is the only batsman to achieve the feat in the annals of Test cricket.

     

    - His feat is achieved thus - First occasion - 91 and 1 vs England at Nottingham in Jul 2007, 82 and 1 vs England at The Oval in Aug 2007, 1 and 56* vs Pakistan at Delhi in Nov 2007, 82 and DNB vs Pakistan at Kolkata in Nov 2007, 62 and 15 vs Australia at Melbourne in Dec 2007, 154* and 12 vs Australia at Sydney in Jan 2008, 71 and 13 vs Australia at Perth in Jan 2008 and 153 and 13 vs Australia at Perth in Jan 2008.

     

    - Second occasion - 53 vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai

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  • Pakistan’s lowest totals in a completed innings

    Pakistan's 72 all out in the first innings against England in the second test at Birmingham provide the 12th occasion of it being dismissed for a score less than 100 runs in a completed innings.

     

    - The twelve occasions are - 53 vs Australia at Sharjah in Oct 2002, 59 vs Australia at Sharjah in Oct 2002, 62 vs Australia at Perth in Nov 1981, 72 vs Australia at Perth in Dec 2004, 77 vs West Indies at Lahore in Nov 1986, 80 vs England at Nottingham in Jul 2010, 87 vs England at Lord's in Jun 1954, 90 vs England at Manchester in Jul 1954, 90 vs Sri Lanka at Col-PSS in Jul 2009, 92 vs South Africa vs Faisalabad in Oct 1997 and 97 vs Australia at Brisbane in Nov 1995.

     

    - Pakistan's 72 in this test is its new low against England. The previous lowest total was 80 in the first test of the ongoing series at Nottingham in Jul 2010. The other two occasions of Pakistan dismissed all out for a total less than 100 runs are - 87 at Lord's in Jun 1954 and 90 at Manchester in Jul 1954.

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  • 3rd Test: Sri Lanka vs India at Col-PSS – Day 4 highlights

    - KC Sangakkara completed 8000 runs of his test career when he was on 12 during his knock of 28 in Sri Lanka's second innings. At the end of the third test, his run aggregate stood at 8016. He became the 21st batsman in the world to reach the milestone. He is the second Sri Lankan batsman to achieve the feat after DPMD Jayawardene.

     

    - KC Sangakkara completed 8000 runs {8016} in his 152nd innings. He reached the milestone in least number of innings amongst the batsman who have reached 8000 runs. The previous record was held by SR Tendulkar who had reached the milestone in 154 innings.

     

    - KC Sangakkara completed 8000 runs in his 91st test. He now shares the record with GS Sobers of West Indies who had also reached 8000 in 91 tests. {Sobers ended his test career with 8039 runs from 91 tests}. Both these two batsmen have reached 8000 runs in least number of tests.

     

    - KC Sangakkara stands second in the list of batsmen who have taken least number of days to reach 8000 runs – R Dravid {9

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  • 3rd Test: Sri Lanka vs India at Col-PSS – Day 3 highlights

    - V Sehwag completed 7000 runs of his Test career when he was on 70 during his knock of 109 in this innings.  At the end of India's first innings, his total stood at 7039. He became the 38th batsman to total 7000 plus runs in Tests. He also earned the distinction of becoming sixth Indian batsman to reach the mile stone. Others are - SR Tendulkar {13783}, R Dravid {11483}, SM Gavaskar {10122}, VVS Laxman {7256} and SC Ganguly {7212}. V Sehwag's aggregate of 7039 include 83 runs scored by him representing ICC World Eleven.

     

    - V Sehwag achieved another milestone in this innings. He aggregated 1000 boundary fours and at the end of his first innings in this Test, his aggregate stood at 1007. He became the 17th batsman to total 1000 plus boundary fours. Others are - SR Tendulkar {1786}, BC Lara {1559}, R Dravid {1444}, RT Ponting {1362}, JH Kallis {1243}, SR Waugh {1175}, AR Border {1161}, AJ Stewert {1121}, DPMD Jayawardene {1115}, Inzamam-ul-Haq {1105}, GA Gooch {1079}, IVA Richards

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  • Virender Sehwag’s feat

    When V Sehwag scored fifty plus runs in the first innings of third test at Sara Oval, he achieved the distinction of scoring fifty in ten consecutive tests. He is the fourth batsman to earn the feat of scoring a fifty in ten or more consecutive test in the annals of test cricket.

     

    Others are – IVA Richards of West Indies {11}, G Gambhir of India {11} and JH Edrich of England {10}.

     

    The performance of these four batsmen read are listed below:

     

    - IVA Richards of West Indies {Eleven Tests} - 30 and 101 vs Australia at Adelaide in Jan 1976, 50 and 98 vs Australia at Melbourne in Jan 1976, 142 vs India at Bridgetown in Mar 1976, 130 and 20 vs India at Trinidad in Mar 1976, 177 and 23 vs India at Trinidad in Apr 1976, 64 vs India at Kingston in Apr 1976, 232 and 63 vs England at Nottingham in Jan 1976, 4 and 135 vs England at Manchester in Jul 1976, 66 and 38 vs England at Leeds in Jul 1976, 291 vs England at The Oval in Aug 1976 and 32 and 92 vs Pakistan at Bridgetown in Feb 1977.

     

    - G

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  • 3rd Test: Sri Lanka vs India at Col-PSS – Day 1 highlights

    - MS Dhoni lost the toss for the eighth time in a row including the one at Col - SSC. The Indian record for most consecutive toss losses is held by SM Gavaskar who lost nine tosses in a row.

     

    - MS Dhoni caught Sri Lankan opening batsman NT Paranavitana of I Sharma for 8 in the first innings of this test. It was his 19th dismissal against Sri Lanka with which he obliterared NR Mongia's 18 dismissals to own the record for most dismissals by an Indian wicket keeper against Sri Lanka.

     

    - SR Tendulkar owned the record for most appearances in tests, when he made his appearance against Sri Lanka at Sara Oval today, in the third test of the ongoing test series. This test is his 169th test and he wrested the record from SR Waugh of Australia who has made 168 test appearances.

     

    - The break up of SR Tendulkar's 169 appearances read as under - 29 vs Australia {2748 runs}, 07 vs Bangladesh {820 runs}, 24 vs England {2150 runs}, 19 vs New Zealand {1406 runs}, 18 vs Pakistan {1057 runs}, 22 vs

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  • 3rd Test: Sri Lanka vs India at Col-PSS – Day 2 highlights

    - KC Sangakkara's 75 in the first innings of this Test represent the 100th fifty by Sri Lankan batsmen against India. DPMD Jayawardene {56} and TT Samaraweera {137*} with their fifties extended the number of fifties scored by Sri Lankan batsmen against India to 102.

     

    - KC Sangakkara earned the distinction of becoming the highest run getter at Sara Oval when he was on 8 during his knock of 75 in this game. At the end of the first innings, his run aggregate stood at 756. He went past the record of PA de Silva who had an aggregate of 688 runs.

     

    TT Samaraweera scored 137 not out in this innings which represents his 12th Test hundred. It also represents the 41st hundred by a Sri Lankan batsman against India. This knock provides TT Samaraweera's third hundred against India. The other two are - 103* at Col-SSC in Aug 2001 and 127 at Col-SSC in Jul 2008. Thus his knock of 137 not out in this innings represents his highest individual innings against India.

     

    - At the end of Sri Lanka's first

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  • Tendulkar’s world record appearance

    - SR Tendulkar will own the record for most appearances in tests, when he makes his appearance against Sri Lanka at Sara Oval today, in the third test of the ongoing test series. He wrested the record from SR Waugh of Australia who has made 168 test appearances.

     

    - He made his test debut under the captaincy of K Srikkanth against Pakistan at Karachi in Nov 1989. He scored 15 runs on his debut.

     

    - The break up of SR Tendulkar's 168 appearances read as under - 29 vs Australia {2748 runs}, 07 vs Bangladesh {820 runs}, 24 vs England {2150 runs}, 19 vs New Zealand {1406 runs}, 18 vs Pakistan {1057 runs}, 22 vs South Africa {1415 runs}, 24 vs Sri Lanka {1900 runs}, 16 vs West Indies {1328 runs} and 09 vs Zimbabwe {918 runs}.

     

    - SR Tendulkar's world record appearance against Sri Lanka at Sara Oval in the third test of the ongoing test series has fetched another record. He earned the distinction of becoming the first cricketer to play 25 tests against Sri Lanka. He needs another 100 runs

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  • 1st Test: ENG vs PAK at Nottingham – Statistical Highlights

    - AJ Strauss completed 500 runs against Pakistan in this test. At the end of this test, his aggregate stood at 533. He became the 21st England batsman to earn the distinction of totaling 500 plus runs against Pakistan.

     

    - AJ Strauss's aggregate of boundary stood at 704 at the fours at the end of this test. He became the 11th England batsman to total 704 plus boundary fours. The complete list read thus - A J Stewart {1121}, GA Gooch {1079}, DI Gower {979}, MA Atherton {904}, ME Trescothick {831}, GP Thorpe {831}, G Boycott {771}, MC Cowdrey {752}, MP Vaughan {742} and N Hussain {734}.

     

    - PD Collingwood and EJG Morgan added 219 runs for the fifth wicket providing the 75th occasion of England batsman posting a three figure partnership against Pakistan. This stand also represents the eighth occasion of England batsman posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket against Pakistan.

     

    - This stand represents the record stand for the fifth wicket stand by England batsmen against

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