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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 Indies at Kanpur in Dec 1958, CC Hunte and MR Bynoe of West Indies vs India at Chennai in Jan 1967, WM Lawry and RB Simpson of Australia vs India at Adelaide in Dec 1967,Sadiq Mohammad and Talat Ali of Pakistan vs England at Lahore in Mar 1973, IR Redpath and A Turner of Australia vs West Indies at Brisbane in Nov 1975, DL Haynes and PV Simmons of West Indies vs South Africa at Bridgetown in Apr 1992, UC Hathurasinghe and RS Mahanama of Sri Lanka vs England at Col-SSC in Mar 1993, MJ Slater and MA Taylor of Australia vs England at Brisbane in Nov 1994, AV de Villiers and GC Smith of South Africa s India at Durban in Dec 2006.

 

- AN Petersen and GC Smith of South Africa vs West Indies at Basseterre in Jun 2010 and TM Dilshan and NT Paranavitana of Sri Lanka vs India at Jul 2010.

 

- TM Dilshan and NT Paranavitana added 99 runs for the first wicket in this test providing the fourth occasion of a 99 runs partnership against India. The four occasions read thus - CC Hunte and MR Bynoe of West Indies vs India at Chennai in Jan 1967,WM Lawry and RB Simpson of Australia vs India at Adelaide in Dec 1967, AB de Villiers and GC Smith of South Africa s India at Durban in Dec 2006 and TM Dilshan and NT Paranavitana of Sri Lanka vs India at Jul 2010.

 

- TM Dilshan and NT Paranavitana added 99 runs for the first wicket in this test providing the second occasion of Sri Lankan opening 99 runs partnership in the annals of test cricket. They are - UC Hathurasinghe and RS Mahanama of Sri Lanka vs England at Col-SSC in Mar 1993 and TM Dilshan and NT Paranavitana of Sri Lanka vs India at Jul 2010.

 

- NT Paranavitana {100}, TM Dilshan {54} and KC Sangakkara {130*} scored fifties in this test providing the third occasion of first three or more Sri Lankan batsmen scoring fifties in an innings. The first occasion was against Bangladesh at Col-SSC in Sep 2001 when MS Atapattu {201}, ST Jayarsuriya {89}, KC Sangakkara {54} and DPMD Jayawardene {150 retired out} scored fifties  The second occasion was against West Indies at Providence in Mar 2008 when MG Vandort {52}, BSM Warnapura {120}, KC Sangakkara {50} and DPMD Jayawardene {136} came up with fifties.

 

- NT Paranavitana's 100 in this test represent his second century and sixth fifty in tests. TM Dilshan's 54 in this test represents his 15th half century and 26th fifty in tests, KC Sangakkara's 130 not out inhis test represents his 23rd century and 55th fifty in tests.

 

- NT Paranavitana {100}, TM Dilshan {54} and KC Sangakkara {130*} scored fifties in this test providing the 95th, 96th and 97th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring fifty against India.

 

- NT Paranavitana {100}, TM Dilshan {54} scored fifties in this test providing the 27th and 28th  occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman scoring fifty against India.

 

- NT Paranavitana {100} and TM Dilshan {54} scored fifties in this test providing the fifth occasion of both the Sri Lankan opening batsmen scoring fifties against India. The other four occasions are - SR Wettimuny {79} and JR Ratnayeke {93} at Kanpur in Dec 1986, ST Jayasuriya {53} and MS Atapattu {108} at Mohali in Nov 1997,  ST Jayasuriya {50} and MS Atapattu {98} at Mum in Dec 1997 and NT Paranavitana {53} and TM Dilshan {109} at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2009.

 

- TM Dilshan with his 54 in this test took his run aggregate against India to 751. He became the eighth Sri Lankan batsman to score 750 plus runs against India. Others are - DPMD Jayawardene {1595}, PA de Silva {1252}, KC Sangakkara {1023}, ST Jayasuriya {938}, RS Mahanama {924}, A Ranatunga {867} and MS Atapattu {791}.

 

- KC Sangakkara completed 1000 runs against India when he was 107 during the course of his knock of 130 not out in this innings. His total at the end of the first day's play stood at 1023. He became the third Sri Lankan batsman to total 900/1000 runs against India. Others are DPMD Jayawardene {1595} and, PA de Silva {1252}.

 

- The complete list of batsmen who have aggregated 1000 plus runs in Sri Lanka-India test series, at the end of the first day's play read thus - SR Tendulkar {1697}, DPMD Jayawardene {1595}, R Dravid {1475}, PA de Silva {1252}, M Azharuddin {1215}, SC Ganguly {1064}, V Sehwag {1031} and KC Sangakkara {1023}.

 

- KC Sangakkara's 130 not out in this test provide the 16th occasion of a Sri Lankan captain scoring a fifty against India. It was his third fifty against India. The other two are - 137 at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2009 and 103 at Galle in Jul 2010. He became the fourth Sri Lankan captain to score three or more fifties against India. Others are - LRD Mendis {04}, DPMD Jayawardene {03} and A Ranatunga {03}.

 

- KC Sangakkara's 130 not out in this test provide the 31st occasion of a Sri Lankan captain scoring a hundred against various oppositions. His knock also represents the sixth occasion of a Sri Lankan captian scoring a hundred against India. The other five occasions are - LRD Mendis KC Sangakkara at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2009 and  103 by KC Sangakkara at Galle in Jul 2010.

 

- KC Sangakkara earned the distinction of becoming the tenth captain in the annals of test cricket to score three or more hundreds in consecutive matches. Others are - DG Bradman of Australia {06}, A Melville of South Africa {04}, WM Lawry of Australia {03}, GS Sobers of West Indies {03}. BC Lara of West Indies {03}, GC Smith of South Africa {03}, DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka {03} and AJ Strauss of England {03}.

 

- KC Sangakkara's feat of three hundreds in consecutive matches provides the 72nd occasion of a batsman scoring three or more hundreds in consecutive matches. It is the second occasion for KC Sangkkara to achieve such a feat. The first occasion was - 200* vs Bangladesh at Col-PSS in Jul 2007, 222* vs Bangladesh at Kandy in Jul 2007, 57 and 192 vs Australia at Hobart in Nov 2007 and 92 and 152 vs England at Kandy in Dec 2007.

 

- KC Sangakkara became the 17th batsman in the annals of test cricket to score three or more hundreds in consecutive matches. The complete list read thus - DG Bradman {03}, KF Barrington {03}, ML Hayden {03}. BC Lara {02}, DC Boon {02}, DPMD Jayawardene {02}, ED Weekes {02}, GS Sobers {02}, JB Hobbs {02}, JH Kallis {02}, KC Sangakkara {02}, M Azharuddin {02}, Mohammad Yousuf {02}, RN Harvey {02}, RT Ponting {02}, SM Gavaskar {02} and WR Hammond {02}.

 

- NT Paranavitana scored 100 in this test providing the 143rd occasion of a batsman scoring 100 and 100 not out in the annals of test cricket. His knock also provides the ninth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring 100 and 100 not out against various oppositions. The other eight occasions are - 100* by S Ranatunga vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in Oct 1994, 100 by RS Kaluwitharana vs Pakistan at Lahore in Mar 1999, 100* by MS Atapattu vs Zimbabwe at Galle in Jan 2002, 100 by TM Dilshan vs England at Kandy in Dec 2003, 100* by DPMD Jayawardene vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in May 2004, 100 by TT Samaraweera vs Pakistan at Faisalabad in Oct 2004, 100* by KC Sangakkara vs New Zealand at Christchurch in Dec 2006 and 100* by WPUJC Vaas vs Bangladesh at Col-SSC in Jun 2007.

 

- NT Paranavita's 100 in this test provide the 21st occasion of a batsman scoring 100 and 100 not out against India. NT Paranavita became the first Sri Lankan batsman to score exact 100 in a test innings against India.

 

NT Paranavita's 100 in this test provide the 37tht occasion of an opening batsman scoring 100 and 100 not out in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the seventh such occasion against India. The complete list read thus - 100 by WM Lawry of Australia at Melbourne in Dec 1967, 100 by RC Fredericks of West Indies at Kolkata in Dec 1974, 100 by MA Taylor of Australia at Adelaide in Jan 1992, 100 by MP Vaughan of England at Lord's in Jul 2002, 100 by WW Hinds of West Indies at Kolkata in Oct 2002, 100 by AN Petersen of South Africa at Kolkata in Feb 2010 and 100 by NT Paravanavitana of Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Jul 2010. NT Paranavita became the first Sri Lankan opening batsman to score exact 100 in a test innings against India.

 

- NT Paranavita and KC Sangakkara added 174 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the 33rd occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership against India. This stand also represent the seventh occasion of Sri Lankan bastmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket against India.

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