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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 England at Galle in Dec 2007, 240 by DPMD Jayawardene vs Pakistan at Karachi in Feb 2009.

 

- KC Sangakkara's 219 runs provide the 56th occasion of a captain scoring 200 plus runs in the annals of test cricket.

 

- KC Sangakara's 219 represent his seventh double hundred in tests. The other six are - 287 vs South Africa at Col-SSC in Jul 2006, 270 vs Zimbabwe at  Bulawayo in May 2004, 232 vs South Africa at Col-SSC in Aug 2004, 230 vs Pakistan at Lahore in Mar 2002, 222* vs Bangladesh at Kandy in Jul 2007, 200* vs Bangladesh at Col-PSS in Jul 2007.

 

- KC Sangakkara with his seven double hundreds became the fourth batsman to score seven or more double hundreds in the annals of test cricket. Others are - DG Bradman {12}, BC Lara {09} and WR Hammond {07}. KC Sangakkara now occupies the joint third place amongst the batsmen who have scored most double hundreds with WR Hammond who also has scored seven double hundreds.

 

- KC Sangakkara with his seven double hundreds now owns the record for most double hundreds by a Sri Lankan batsman. He wrested the record of MS Atapattu and DPMD Jayawardene who have scored six double hundreds.

 

- KC Sangkkara has scored three double hundreds at Col-SSC which read thus - 232 vs South Africa in Aug 2004, 287 vs South Africa in Jul 2006 and 219 vs India in Jul 2010.

 

- KC Sangakkara with his three double hundreds at Col-SSC became the third batsman in the annals of test cricket to score three double hundreds at a specific venue. DG Bradman of Australia {at Adelaide} and L Hutton of England {at The Oval} are the other two batsman to score three double hundreds at a specific venue.

 

- DG Bradman achieved the feat through his double hundreds at Adelaide - 299* vs South Africa in Jan 1932, 212 vs England in Jan 1937 and 201 vs India in Jan 1948.

 

- L Hutton achieved the feat through his double hundreds at The Oval  - 364 vs Australia in Aug 1938, 206 vs New Zealand in Aug 1949, 202* vs West Indies in Aug 1950.

 

- KC Sangakkara's 219 in this test provide the 20th occasion of a left handed captain scoring a double hundred in a test innings. He is the second left handed captain to score a double hundred against India, the other being CH Lloyd of West Indies who had scored 242 not out at Mumbai {WS} in Jan 1975.

 

- KC Sangakkara's 219 in this test provide the fifth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a double hundred against India. The other four occasions are - 340 by ST Jayasuriya at Col-RPS in Aug 1997, 275 by DPMD Jayawardene at Ahmedabad in Nov 2009, 242 by DPMD Jayawardene at Col-SSC in Feb 1999 and 225 by RS Mahanama at Col-RPS in Aug 1997.

 

- KC Sangakkara's 219 in this test provide the 41st occasion of a batsman scoring a double hundred against India.

 

- KC Sangakkara's 219 in this test provide the eleventh occasion of a left hand batsman scoring a double hundred against India.  KC Sangakkara with his 219 in this test became the second Sri Lankan left hand batsman to score a double hundred against India, The other batsman is ST Jayasuriya who had made 340 at Col-RPS in Aug 1997.

 

- KC Sangakkara's seven double hundreds make him the second left hand batsman in the annals of test cricket to score seven or more double hundreds. BC Lara is the other left hand batsman to score nine double hundreds.

 

- NT Paravanavitana {100}, TM Dilshan {54}, KC Sangakkara {219} and DPMD Jayawardene {174} scored fifties in this test providing the 59th occasion of first four batsmen scoring fifties in a test innings in the annals of test cricket. The feat by Sri Lankan batsmen in this test provides the third instance of Sri Lankan batsmen achieving such a feat. 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.

 

- KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardene added 193 runs for the third wicket in this test providing the 34th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership against India. This stand also represents the tenth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket against India.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera added 176 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the 35th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership against India. This stand also represents the fifth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket against India.

 

- Sri Lankan innings in this test contained three three figure partnerships - 174 runs for the second wicket between NT Paravanavitana and KC Sangakkara, 193 runs for the third wicket between KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardne and 176 runs for the fourth wicket between DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera - providing the 138th occasion of batsmen adding 100 plus runs for three or more wickets in an innings in the annals of test cricket.

 

- Sri Lankan batsmen's feat in this innings provide the ninth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting three three figure partnerships in an innings against various oppositons, It is the second such occasion against India, the first such occasion was witnessed at Col-RPS in Aug 1997.

 

- Sri Lankan batsmen's feat in this test provides the 28th occasion of batsmen posting three or more three figure partnerships in an innings against India.

 

- NT Paranavitana {100}, TM Dilshan {54}, KC Sangakkara {219}, DPMD Jayawardene {174} and TT Samaraweera {76*} scored fifties in this test providing the 18th occasion of first five batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the first such feat by Sri Lankan batsmen.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene with his 174 in this test registered his sixth hundred against India and own the Sri Lankan record of most hundreds against India. He wrested the record from PA de Silva and KC Sangakkara who have scored five hundreds.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene registered his 13th fifty against India when he scored 100 plus in this test. He now jointly shares the record for most fifties by a batsman in Sri Lanka-India test series with SR Tendulkar who also has scored 13 fifties. R Dravid is close behind these two batsmen with 12 fifties to his credit.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene became the second batsman to score 1600 runs in Sri Lanka-India test series. At the end of the Sri Lankan first innings, his run aggregate against India stood at 1756  SR Tendulkar with 1697 runs against Sri Lanka is the other batsman to total 1600 runs in the series. Thus DPMD Jayawardne with his 1756 aggregate runs holds the record for most runs in Sri Lanka-India test series.

 

- At the end of the first innings of this test, KC Sangakkara had an aggregate of 1018 boundary fours. He completed the milestone of scoring 1000 boundary fours during his innings of 219. He became the 16th batsman in the annals of test cricket to aggregate 1000 plus boundary fours. The complete list at the end of Sri Lanka's first innings in this test read thus - SR Tendulkar {1758}, BC Lara {1559}, R Dravid {1439}, RT Ponting {1362}, JH Kallis {1243}, SR Waugh {1175}, AR Border {1161}, AJ Stewart {1121}, DPMD Jayawardene {1112}, Inzamam-ul-Haq {1105}, GA Gooch {1079}, IVA Richards {1051}, ML Hayden {1049}, KC Sangakkara {1018}, SM Gavaskar {1016} and S Chanderpaul {1008}.

 

- KC Sangkkara with his 1018 fours became the second Sri Lankan batsman to score 1000 plus boundary fours after DPMD Jayawadrene who has 1112 fours to his credit.

 

- 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 37 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.

 

- With his hundred - 174 - in this test, Mahela Jayawardene which was his tenth hundred at Col-SSC earned the distinction of scoring most hundreds at a specific venue. He wrested the record from DG Bradman of Australia who had scored nine hundreds at Melbourne.

 

- Mahela Jayawardene's 174 in this test represents his 17th fifty {10C plus 07HC} at Col-SSC which is a record for most fifties at a specific venue. The next best is JH Kallis's 14 fifties {06C plus 08HC} at Cape Town.

 

- A Mithun {117}, I Sharma {102}, PP Ojha {172} and Harbhajan Singh {147} conceded 100 plus runs in Sri Lanka's innings providing the 18th occasion of four Indian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in an innings.

 

- A Mithun {117}, I Sharma {102}, PP Ojha {172} and Harbhajan Singh {147} conceded 100 plus runs in Sri Lanka's innings providing the fourthh occasion of four Indian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against Sri Lanka. The other three occasions are - at Col-SSC in Aug 2001, at Col-SSC in Jul 2000 and at Ahmedabad in Nov 2009.

 

- A Mithun returned with figures of none for 117 in this game providing the fourth occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 100 plus runs without capturing a wicket in an innings against Sri Lanka. The other three occasions are - none for 134 by Zaheer Khan at Col-SSC in Aug 2001, none for 121 by A Kumble at Col-SSC in Jul 2008 and none for 115 by PP Ojha at Galle in Jul 2010.

 

- A Mithun returned with figures of none for 117 in this game providing the 46th occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 100 plus runs without capturing a wicket in an innings against various oppositions.

 

- Harbhajan Singh captured his first wicket in this test after the opposition has scored 642 runs, the first such occurrence in Harbhajan's Singh's test career, most probably a record for a bowler taking his first wicket in an innings.

 

- To put it more effectively, as this is his first wicket in this series, Harbhajan Singh captured his first wicket after the opposition has scored 1266 runs {First test - Sri Lanka - 520 for 8d and 96 for no loss and Second Test - Sri Lanka - 642 for 4d}.

 

- R Dravid increased his tally of catches to 194, while VVS Laxman had it increased to 117. R Dravid and VVS Laxman have pouched seven catches against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. M Azharuddin holds the record for most catches by an Indian fieldsman against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka with 12 catches to his credit.

 

- R Dravid now has 14 catches against Sri Lanka. He went past A Kumble's 13 catches. VVS Laxman took his 10th catch against Sri Lanka. The complete list of Indian fieldsmen who have taken ten or more catches against Sri Lanka read thus - 
M Azharuddin {27}, R Dravid {14}, A Kumble {13}, SR Tendulkar {11} and VVS Laxman {10}.

 

- Sri Lanka's 642 for 4d in this test provide the eleventh occasion of Sri Lanka posting a total of 600 plus runs in a test innings against various oppositions. This total provides the fifth occasion of Sri Lanka posting a total of 600 plus runs in an innings against India. The other four occasions are - 952 for 6d at Col-RPS in Aug 1997, 610 for 6d at Col-SSC in Aug 2001, 600 for 6d at Col-SSC in Jul 2000 and 760 for 7d at Ahmedabad in Nov 2009.

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