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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 batsman scoring 99 in a test innings. Other occasions are - P Roy vs Australia at Delhi in Dec 1959, ML Jaisimha vs Pakistan at Kanpur in Dec 1960, AL Wadekar vs Australia at Melbourne in Dec 1967, RF Surti vs New Zealand at Auckland in Mar 1968, NS Sidhu vs Sri Lanka at Bangalore in Jan 1994, SC Ganguly vs Sri Lanka at Nagpur in Nov 1977 and SC Ganguly vs England at Nottingham in Aug 2002.

 

- V Sehwag became the third Indian batsman to score 99 against Sri Lanka. Others are - NS Sidhu at Bangalore in Jan 1994 and SC Ganguly at Nagpur in Nov 1977 .

 

- V Sehwag became the eighth batsman to score 99 in an innings against Sri Lanka. The other eight batsmen are - 99 by NS Sidhu of India at Bangalore in Jan 1994, 99 by ADR Campbell of Zimbabwe at Harare in Oct 1994, 99 by SC Ganguly of India at Nagpur in Nov 1997, 99 by Inzamam-ul-Haq of Pakistan at Centurion in Mar 2002, 99* by SM Pollock of South Africa at Centurion in Napier in Apr 2005 and 99 by BB McCullum of New Zealand at Napier in Apr 2005.

 

- V Sehwag became the first batsman to be dismissed for 99 against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

 

- V Sehwag became the third batsman in the annals of test cricket to be dismissed stumped for 99 in a test innings. The other two batsmen are - Maqsood Ahmed of Pakistan vs India at Lahore in Jan 1955 and JG Wright of New Zealand vs England at Christchurch in Jqn 1992. Thus V Sehwag became the first batsman to be dismissed stumped for 99 in a test innings on away soil.

 

- V Sehwag's 99 in this test provide the 27th occasion of an opening batsman scoring 99 in a test innings and 26th occasion of an opening batsman dismissed for 99 in a test innings in the annals of test cricket.

 

- V Sehwag and NS Sidhu - both from India - are the two opening batsmen to be dismissed for 99 in a test innings against Sri Lanka. NS Sidhu was dismissed for 99 at Bangalore in Jan 1994.

 

- V Sehwag became the fourth Indian opening batsman to be dismissed for 99 in a test innings. Others are - P Roy vs Australia at Delhi in Dec 1959, ML Jaisimha vs Pakistan at Kanpur in Dec 1969 and NS Sidhu vs Sri Lanka at Bangalore in Jan 1994

 

- V Sehwag stumped dismissal in this test provides the fourth occasion of his being dismissed stumped in a test innings. The other three occasions are - for 33 vs West Indies at Chennai in Oct 2002, for 47 vs Australia at Adelaide in Dec 2003 and for 36 vs Pakistan at Mohali in Mar 2005. He became the ninth Indian batsman to be dismissed stumped on four or more occasions. Others are - A Kumble {06}, FM Engineer {05}, SC Ganguly {04}, N Kapil Dev {04}, VVS Laxman {04}, GS Ramchand {04}, DB Vengsarkar {04} and GR Viswanath {04}.

 

- V Sehwag became the seventh opening batsman in the annals of test cricket to be dismissed stumped on four or more occasions. Others are - CC McDonald of Australia {07}, MA Taylor of Australia {07}, TW Hayward of England {06}, MJ Slater of Australai {06}, DL Haynes of West Indies {04} and G Kirsten of South Africa {04}, Thus V Sehwag became the first Indian opening batsman to be dismissed stumped on four occasions.

 

- M Vijay {58} and V Sehwag {99} scored fifties in India's innings providing the tenth occasion of both the openers scoring fifties. The other nine occasions are - SM Gavaskar {155} and J Arun Lal {63} at Chennai in Sep 1982, M Prabhakar {95} and NS Sidhu {104} at Col-SSC in Aug 1993, NR Mongia {53} and NS Sidhu {131} at Mohali in Nov 1997, SS Das {68} and S Ramesh {55} at Col-SSC in Aug 2001, G Gambhir {56} and V Sehwag {201*} at Galle in Jul 2008, G Gambhir {74} and V Sehwag {50} at Galle in Jul 2008, G Gambhir {114} and V Sehwag {51} at Ahmedabad in Nov 2009, G Gambhir {167} and V Sehwag {131} at Kanpur in Nov 2009, M Vijay {87} and V Sehwag {293} at Mumbai [BS} in Dec 2009.

 

- R Dravid was playing his 182nd innings while batting at number three. He now holds the record of most innings most innings played by a batsman at number three, He wrested the record form RT Ponting who has played 181 innings.

 

- SK Raina became the 35th Indian batsman to score a fifty on test debut. He had scored 66 not out at the end of third day's play. He is the third Indian batsman to perform the feat against Sri Lanka, The other two are - J Arunlal {63 at Chennai in Sep 1982} and LS Rajput {61 at Col-SSC in Aug 1985}.

 

- SR Tendulkar registered his 48th test hundred when he scored 108 not out at the end of the third day in this test. It was his ninth hundred against Sri Lanka. His feat of nine hundreds against Sri Lanka provides the 12th occasion of a batsman scoring nine hundreds against a specific opposition.

 

- SR Tendulkar's hundred in this test against Sri Lanka gave him his ninth hundred and with it the distinction of becoming the only batsman in the annals of test cricket of scoring nine or more hundreds against two specific oppositions constituting a WORLD RECORD. SR Tendulkar has scored ten hundreds against Australia.

 

- It was fitting tribute to Col-SSC to have the 75th hundred scored on it, with the batting mastero, numero uno - SR Tendulkar - scoring 108 not out - at the end of the third day of the test.

 

- Col-SSC became the 14th ground in the annals of test cricket to witness 75 plus hundreds. Others are - Lord's, London {210}, Melbourne Cricket Ground {169}, Adelaide Oval {158}, Sydney Cricket Ground {156}, Kennigton Oval, London {153}, Old Trafford, Manchester {124}, Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad {100}, Kensington Oval, Barbados, Bridgetown {97}, Headingley, Leeds {96}, Trent Bridge, Nottingham {91}, Brisbane Cricket Ground, “Gabba” {89}, Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica {86} and Gaddafi Stardium, Lahore {78}.

 

- Col-SSC became the second ground in the Asian sub continent to witness 75 plus hundreds, after Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore which has witnessed 78 test hundreds.

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