Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Statistical highlights of second India-Sri Lanka Test

Statistical highlights of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka after third day's play on Wednesday.

# Murali Vijay and Virender Sehwag put on an opening stand of 165 - India's third best for the first wicket against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, next only to the 171 between Manoj Prabhakar and Navjot Singh Sidhu at Colombo, SSC in 1993 and 167 between Gautam Gambhir and Sehwag at Galle in 2008.

# Since recording a career-best 87 against Sri Lanka at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium in 2009-10, Murali Vijay has posted his highest score (58).

# Murali has posted both his Test fifties against Sri Lanka.

# Murali Vijay and Sehwag have averaged 150.00 for the first wicket - the highest by an opening pair with 500 runs or more for India. Their aggregate of 600 includes three century partnerships and one ninety-plus

# Suresh Raina'a unbeaten knock of 66 on his Test debut was largely instrumental in an unbroken 141-run stand for the fifth wicket with Sachin Tendulkar.

# Tendulkar's tally of 76 century stands has been bettered only by Rahul Dravid (82) and Ricky Ponting (78).

# With his century partnership, Tendulkar has set a record for most century stands (12) against Sri Lanka, surpassing Pakistan's Younis Khan's tally of 11.

# Tendulkar has become the first batsman to aggregate 600 runs against Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC - 603 runs at an average of 100.50 in five Tests, including four centuries and one fifty.

# Rahul Dravid has averaged just 21.66 in the present series - 65 in three innings at a strike rate of 32.01.

# With his superb unbeaten 108 off 181 balls, Sachin Tendulkar has regained his record for the highest run-aggregate in India-Sri Lanka Tests, amassing 1805 at an average of 60.16 in 24 Tests, including nine centuries and five fifties.

# Tendulkar's run-aggregate is the highest by any batsman against Sri Lanka. He has overtaken Mahela Jayawardene's tally of 1756 (ave.73.16) in 17 Tests.

# In just six Tests this year, Sachin has aggregated 677 runs at an average of 96.71.

# His aggregate includes five hundreds and one fifty. His centuries' tally is the highest this year.

# VVS Laxman and Sachin have shared a fourth wicket partnership of 68 - India's highest at Colombo, SSC.

# Sachin Tendulkar's tally of 48 hundreds, including 27 on foreign soil, are both records in Tests.

# Tendulkar has registered nine hundreds against Sri Lanka - the most by any batsman against Sri Lanka.

# Tendulkar's unbeaten 108 is his first century in eleven years in Sri Lanka

# Virender Sehwag has taken his runs' tally in the current series to 239 at an average of 79.66 at a strike rate of 95.98. He is also the top run-scorer for India.

# Sehwag became only the third player to be dismissed on 99 in Tests - the first two were Pakistan's Maqsood Ahmed against India at Lahore in January/February 1955 and New Zealand's John Wright against England at Christchurch in January 1992.

# Sehwag has managed to aggregate 682 runs (ave.75.77) in six Tests in 2010. His runs' tally includes three hundreds and three fifties.

# Sehwag, in nine consecutive Tests has registered fifties. Only West Indian, Vivian Richards (11), India's Gautam Gambhir (11) and England's John Edrich (10) have a better record than Sehwag.


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