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1st Test: SL vs IND at Galle: Third day highlights

- NT Paranavitana scored 111 in this test providing the 52nd occasion of a batsman scoring a Nelson {111 or 111 not out} in an innings in the annals of test cricket.  50th occasion is credited to R Dravid of India who had scored 111 against South Africa at Chennai in Mar 2008. 51st occasion is also in the name of R Dravid who scored 111 not out against Bangladesh at Dhaka in Jan 2010.

 

- NT Paranavitana became the fifth Sri Lankan batsman to score a Nelson in a test innings. Others are - LRD Mendis vs England at Lord's in Aug 1984, A Ranatunga vs India at Col-SSC in Aug 1985, SAR Silva vs India at Col-PSS in Sep 1985 and ST Jayasuriya vs India at Galle in Aug 2001.

 

- NT Paranavitana became the second Sri Lankan batsman to score a Nelson at Galle. ST Jayasuriya was the other batsman to score a Nelson against India in Aug 2001.

 

- NT Paranavitana became the fifth batsman to score a Nelson in a test innings against India. The other four are - AB Williams of West Indies at Kolkata in Dec 1978, A Ranatunga vs India at Col-SSC in Aug 1985, SAR Silva vs India at Col-PSS in Sep 1985 and ST Jayasuriya vs India at Galle in Aug 2001.

 

- TT Samaraweera scored zero in this innings providing the 54th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a zero against India. He scored his third duck against India. The other two occasions are - at Delhi in Dec 2005 and at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2009. He became the seventh Sri Lankan batsman to score three or more ducks against India. Others are - MS Atapattu {04}, RG de Alwis {03}, TM Dilshan {03}, BR Jurangpathy {03}, M Muralitharan {03} and RJ Ratnayake {03}.

 

- Ishant Sharma conceded 109 plus runs in this innings providing the 33rd occasion of a bowler conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against Sri Lanka. This is the third occasion of Ishant Sharma leaking 100 plus runs in an innings against Sri Lanka. Other occasions are - 2 for 124 at Col-SSC in Nov 2009 and 2 for 135 at Ahmedabad in Nov 2009. He became the fourth Indian bowler to concede 100 plus runs on three or more occasions against Sri Lanka. Others are - Harbhajan Singh {07}, A Kumble {06} and Zaheer Khan {04}.

 

- A Mithun {105} and PP Ojha {115} conceded 100 plus runs providing the 34th and 35th occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against Sri Lanka.

 

- A Mithun returned with figures of 4 for 105 in this test providing the 20th occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 100 plus runs in an innings on debut. He is the second bowler after NM Kulakarni {1 for 195 at Col-RPS in Aug 1997} to concede 100 plus runs in an innings on debut against Sri Lanka.

 

- A Mithun became the sixth Indian bowler to capture four or more wickets conceding 100 plus runs in an innings on test debut. Other five bowlers are - 6 for 103 by DR Doshi vs Australia at Chennai in Sep 1979, 4 for 120 by SA Bannerjee vs West Indies at Kolkata in Dec 1948, 4 for 135 by Sarandeep Singh vs Zimbabwe at Nagpur in Nov 2000, 4 for 141 by CR Rangachari vs Australia at Adelaide in Jan 1948 and 4 for 169 by RB Desai vs West Indies at Delhi in Feb 1959.

 

- A Mithun's 4 for 105 in this test represent the second best figures by an Indian bowler who has conceded 100 plus runs and captured four or more wickets on debut. The best bowling figures is credited to DR Doshi who retunred with figures of 6 for 105 against Australia at Chennai in Sep 1979.

 

- A Mithun with his 4 for 105 in this test became the fourth Indian pace bowler to concede 100 plus runs and capture four wickets. Others are - 4 for 120 by SA Bannerjee vs West Indies at Kolkata in Dec 1948, 4 for 141 by CR Rangachari vs Australia at Adelaide in Jan 1948 and 4 for 169 by RB Desai vs West Indies at Delhi in Feb 1959. A Mithun's 4 for 105 remains the best bowling figures by an Indian pace bowler on debut under this category of statistics.

 

- Two rival batsmen were playing their 111st test in this test. DPMD Jayawardene for Sri Lanka and VVS Laxman for India are the batsmen.

 

- MS Dhoni with his two catches in the first innings of this test now has 18 dismissals against Sri Lanka. He now shares the record of most dismissals by an Indian wicket keeper against Sri Lanka with NR Mongia. Mongia also had 18 dismissals to his credit.

 

- HMRKB Herath's 80 not out in this game provide the 19th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a fifty while batting at number eight. His knock provides the second such occasion against India. TT Samaraweera's 103 not out at Col-SSC in Aug 2001 provides the first such occasion.

 

- HMRKB Herath's 80 not out in this game provide his maiden fifty in tests. His previous best was 33 not out against Pakistan at Faisalabad in Oct 2004.

 

- SL Malinga's 64 in this game provided his maiden fifty in tests. His previous best was 42 not out vs Australia at Hobart in Nov 2007.

 

- HMRKB Herath and SL Malinga added 115 runs for the eighth wicket in this game providing the sixth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the eighth wicket against various oppositions. The other five occasions are - 170 runs between DPMD Jayawardene and WPUJC Vaas vs South Africa at Galle in Aug 2004, 146 runs between UDU Chandana and TT Samaraweera vs Zimbabwe at Galle in Jan 2002, 117 runs between DPMD Jayawardene and WPUJC Vaas vs South Africa at Galle in Jul 2000, 117 runs between MF Mahroof and WPUJC Vaas vs South Africa at Col-PSS in Aug 2006 and 111 runs between TCB Fernando and WPUJC Vaas vs Zimbabwe at Kandy in Jul 2010.

 

- HMRKB Herath and SL Malinga added 115 runs for the eighth wicket in this game providing the fourth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the eighth wicket against various oppositions at Galle.

 

- This stand represents the record stand and also the first three figure partnership by Sri Lankan batsmen for the eighth wicket against India. The previous best was 48 runs between PA de Silva and M Muralitharan at Col-SSC in Aug 97.

 

- I Sharma {145}, A Mithun {105} and PP Ojha {115} conceded 100 plus runs in the first innings providing the sixth occasion of three or more Indian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against Sri Lanka.

 

- PP Ojha's figures of none for 115 in this test provide the third occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 100 plus runs without a wicket in a test innings against Sri Lanka. The other two occasions are - none for 134 by Zaheer Khan at Col-SSC in Aug 2001 and none for 121 by A Kumble at Col-SSC in Jul 2008. It is interesting ot note that all the three occasions have come at Sri Lankan soil, that is, on away soil for Indian bowlers.

 

- PP Ojha's figures of none for 115 in this test provide the 45th occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 100 plus runs without a wicket in a test innings against various oppositions. A Kumble has six such occasions to his credit which in a record for an Indian bowler in this category of statistics. His figures provide the 30th occasion of an Indian bowler suffering such an ignominy on away soil. A Kumble has four such occasions to his credit which in a record for an Indian bowler in this category of statistics.

 

- Sri Lanka's 520 for 8d in this test provide the fifth occasion of Sri Lanka posting a total of 500 plus runs in an innings against India. The other four occasions are - 952 for 6d at Col-RPS in Aug 2007, 760 for 7d at Ahmedabad in Nov 2009, 610 for 6d vs Col-SSC in Aug 2001 and 600 for 6d at Col-SSC in Jul 2008.

 

- R Dravid was dismissed run out for 18 in this game providing the 12th occasion of his being dismissed run out in a test innings. AR Border of Australia and ML Hayden of Australia are the other two batsmen who have been dismissed run out in twelve occasions in the annals of test cricket. RT Ponting owns the record for most runs out dismissals - 13 run out dismissals.

 

- R Dravid's dismissal run out for 18 provides his fourth run out dismissal against Sri Lanka. His four run out dismissals is a record for a batsman who has been dismissed run out on most occasions against Sri Lanka. 

 

- SR Tendulkar was dismissed for 8 in the first innings of this test providing the 65th occasion of his being dismissed for a single digit in a test innings. His 65 such dismissals stands next to A Kumble's 81 such dismissals in a test innings. Prior to this test SR Tendulkar and N Kapil Dev shared the second place with 64 such dismissals.

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