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  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka vs India at Col-SSC – Day 4 highlights

    - SK Raina scored hundred on his test when he scored 120 in this test. He became the 88th batsman to score a hundred on debut in the annals of test cricket. His hundred {120} in this test provide the 90th hundred by a batsman on test debut. He is the 12th Indian batsman to earn this distinction. Others are - L Amarnath {118 vs England at Mumbai-Gym in Dec 1933}, RH Shodhan {110 vs Pakistan at Kolkata in Dec 1952, AG Kripal Singh {100* vs New Zealand at Hyd-LBS in Nov 1955}, Hanumanth Singh {105 vs England at Manchester in Jul 1959}, GR Viswanath {137 vs Australia at Kanpur in Nov 1969}, S Amarnath {124 vs New Zealand at Auckland in Jan 1976}, M Azharuddin {110 vs England at Kolkata in Dec 1984}, PK Amre {103} vs South Africa at Durban in Nov 1992}, SC Ganguly {131 vs England at Lord's in Jun 1996} and V Sehwag {105 vs South Africa at Bloemfontien in Nov 2001}.

     

    - SK Raina with his 120 on his debut earned the distinction of becoming the fourth left hand Indian batsman to score a debut

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  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka vs India at Col-SSC – Day 3 highlights

    - V Sehwag and M Vijay added 165 runs for the first wicket in this test providing the 70th occasion of a first wicket three figure partnership posted by Indian batsmen in a test innings.

     

    - This stand also represents the third occasion of V Sehwag and M Vijay partnering a three figure partnership for the first wickets in tests. The other two occasions are - 116 vs Australia at Nagpur in Nov 2008 and 221 vs Sri Lanka in Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2008.

     

    - This stand also represent the eighth occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket against Sri Lanka and 45th occasion of a three figure partnership for various wickets against Sri Lanka.

     

    - V Sehwag was dismissed for 99 in this test providing the 82nd occasion of a batsman scoring 99 in the annals of test cricket. V Sehwag's 99 in this test provides the 77th occasion of a batsman dismissed for 99 in the annals of test cricket.

     

    - V Sehwag's 99 in this test provide the eighth occasion of an Indian

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  • Tendulkar’s feat

    - Prior to the start of this test series, SR Tendulkar is in the elite group of batsmen who have scored eight or more hundreds against two specific oppositions. The complete list read thus - SM Gavaskar of India {08 vs Australia and 13 vs West Indies}, RT Ponting of Australia {08 vs England and 08 vs South Africa}, IVA Richards of West Indies {08 vs England and 08 vs India}, GS Sobers of West Indies {10 vs England and 08 vs India} and SR Tendulkar {10 vs Australia and 08 vs Sri Lanka}.

     

    - Tendulkar registered his ninth hundred against Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in the second test of the series, He made 108 not out at the end of the third day in this test. His feat of nine hundreds provides the 12th occasion of a batsman scoring nine hundreds against a specific opposition. The twelve eccasions are - DG Bradman of Australia {19 vs England}, SM Gavaskar of India {13 vs West Indies}, JB Hobbs of England  {12 vs Australia}, GS Sobers of West Indies {10 vs England}, SR Tendulkar of India {10 vs

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  • Partnership records for Mahela and Sangakkara

    - KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardene added 193 runs for the third wicket in this test providing the 12th occasion of this pair involving in a three figure partnership which is a record for Sri Lankan batsmen involving in most three figure partnerships. This pair obliterated the previous record of eleven three figure partnerships between A Ranatunga and PA de Silva.

     

    - KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardne with their 12 three figure stands provide the ninth occasion of a pair of batsmen involving in 12 or more three figure partnerships in the annals of test cricket. The nine occasions read thus  - R Dravid and SR Tendulkar of India {18}, CG Greendige and DL Haynes of West Indies {16}, ML Hayden and RT Ponting of Australia {16}, JB Hobbs and H Sutcliffe of England {15}, ML Hayden and JL Langer of Australia {14}, JL Langer and RT Ponting of Australia {14}, SC Ganguly and SR Tendulkar of India {12}, DPMD Jayawardene and KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka {12} and BC Lara and RR Sarwan of West Indies

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  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka vs India at Col-SSC: Day 2 highlights

    - DPMD Jayawardene was making his 112th appearance in this test and he went past WPUJC Vaas's 111 test appearances. He became the second most capped test cricketer after M Muralitharan who had 133 tests appearance to his credit.

     

    - KC Sangakkara was making his 90th test appearance in this test. He became the eighth Sri Lankan Cricketer to play 90 plus tests. Others are - M Muralithran {133}, DPMD Jayawardene {112}, WPUJC Vaas {111}, ST Jayasuriya {110}, PA de Silva {93}, A Ranatunga {93} and MS Atapattu {90}.

     

    - KC Sangakkara's 219 in this test represents the highest individual innings by a Sri Lankan captain against India. It was an improvement over his own score of 137 at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2009.

     

    - KC Sangakkara's 219 in this test provide the fifth occasion of a Sri Lankan captain - scoring 219 runs. The other four occasions are -  249 by MS Atapattu vs Zimbabwe at  Bulawayo in May 2004, 374 by DPMD Jayawardene vs South Africa at Col-SSC in Jul 2006, 213* by DPMD Jayawardene vs

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  • Mahela’s rare distinction at Colombo-SSC

    Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka became the first batsman in the annals of Test cricket to aggregate 2500 runs at a specific venue. He earned this distinction when he was on 33 during the course of his knock of 174 on the second day in the second Test at Col-SSC against India in the ongoing Test series. His aggregate at the end of Sri Lanka's first innings stood at 2641. Prior to the second Test he has an aggregate of 2467 at Col-SSC.

     

    - Mahela Jayawardne of Sri Lanka {2641} and Graham Gooch of England {2015} are the only two batsmen in the annals of Test cricket to aggregate 2000 plus runs at a specific venue. Mahela's feat came at Col-SSC while Gooch achieved the feat at Lord's - hailed as "Mecca of Cricket".

     

    - The exploits of Mahela Jayawardene at Col-SSC read thus - 16 and 7 vs India in Aug 1997, 16 and 11 vs New Zealand in Jun 1998, 242 vs India in Feb 1999, 21 vs Australia in Sep 1999, 77 and 1 vs Pakistan in Jun 2000, 34 and 101* vs South Africa in Aug 2000, 71 and 11 vs

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  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka vs India at Col-SSC: Day 1 highlights

    - SR Tendulkar is playing his 168th test and has equalled the record of SR Waugh of Australia who has also played 168 tests. SR Tendulkar and SR Waugh share the record of most number of test appearances in the annals of test cricket.

     

    - India capped SK Raina for this test. He became the 265th cricketer to represent India in tests. He became the 14th Indian cricketer to make his test debut against India.

     

    - Sri Lanka capped S Randiv for this test. He became the 113th cricketer to represent Sri Lanka in tests. He became the 16th Sri Lankan cricketer to make his test debut against India.

     

    - TM Dilshan and NT Paranavitana added 99 runs for the first wicket in this test providing the 13th occasion of a 99 runs partnership in the annals of test cricket.

     

    - The thirteen occasions read thus - WA Brown and JHW Fingleton of Australia vs South Africa at Johannesburg in Feb 1936, L Hutton and FA Lowson of England vs South Africa at Leeds in Jul 1951, NJ Contractor and P Roy of India vs West

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  • KC Sangakkara’s distinction

    KC Sangakkara became the tenth captain in the annals of test cricket to score three or more hundreds in consecutive tests.

    His feat read thus - 18 and 137 vs India at Mum {BS} in Dec 2009, 103 vs India at Galle in Jul 2010 and 130 not out vs India at Col-SSC in Jul 2010.

    The other nine captains are DG Bradman {06}, A Melville {03}, WM Lawry {03}, GS Sobers {03}, M Azharuddin {03}, BC Lara {03}, GC Smith {03}, DPMD Jayawardene {03} and AJ Strauss {03}.

    The feats of these nine captains read thus:

    - DG Bradman of Australia - 13 and 170 vs England at Melbourne in Jan 1937, 26 and 212 vs England at Adelaide in Jan 1937, 169 vs England at Melbourne in Feb 1937, 51 and 144* vs England at Nottingham in Jun 1938, 18 and 102* vs England at Lord's in Jun 1938 and 103 and 16 vs England at Leeds in Jul 1938.

     

    - A Melville of South Africa - 78 and 103 vs England at Durban in Mar 1939, 189 and 104* vs England at Nottingham in Jun 1947 and 117 and 8 vs England at Lord's in Jun 1947.

     

    - WM Lawry of

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  • 2nd Test: Australia vs Pakistan at Headingley

    - Salman Butt led Pakistan in this test to become the 28th captain to lead Pakistan in tests

     

    Australia was dismissed for 88 in this test providing the 34th occasion of Australia being dismissed for a total of less than 100 in a test innings. This total provides he second occasion of Australia being dismissed all out for a total of less than 100 against Pakistan. The first occasion was at Karachi in Oct 1956 when they were all out for 80.

     

    - MG Johnson was dismissed for a first ball for a duck in this test providing the 30th occasion of an Australian batsman collecting the first ball duck in a test innings against Pakistan. His duck provides the 232nd occasion of an Australian batsman suffering such an ignominy against various oppositions.

     

    - BW Hilfenhwas was dismissed run out in this test providing the 32nd occasion of an Australian batsman dismissed run out against Pakistan.

     

    - SR Watson captured 6 for 33 in this test providing the 43rd occasion of an Australian bowler capturing

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  • Australia’s woes

    Pakistan's victory by three wickets over Pakistan at Leeds in the second test by dismissing Australia for 88 in the first innings of the test provide the eighth occasion of a team winning the test against Australia after dismissing them for a score less than 100 in the first innings of the test.

     

    The eight occasions are listed below:

     

    - England vs Australia at The Oval in Aug 1988 – England won by an innings and 137 runs – Australia – 80 all out

     

    - England vs Australia at The Oval in Aug 1890 – England won by two wickets – Australia – 92 all out

     

    - England vs Australia at Lord’s in Jun 1896 – England won by six wickets – Australia – 53 all out

     

    - England vs Australia at Birmingham in May 1909 – England won by ten wickets – Australia – 74 all out

     

    - West Indiies vs Australia at Adelaide in Dec 1951 – West Indies won by six wickets – Australia – 82 all out

     

    - Pakistan vs Australia at Karachi in Oct 1956 – Pakistan won by nine wickets – Australia – 80 all out

     

    - West Indies vs

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