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Kohli's Super Stats from Colombo Test

August 06, 2017 19:55 IST

Virat Kohli is the first Indian captain to win two series in Sri Lanka.
Rajneesh Gupta presents the numbers from the second Test.

Virat Kohli

IMAGE: Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja celebrate winning the second Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday, August 6. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

2 Number of captains who had more wins than Virat Kohli in first 28 Tests -- Steve Waugh (21) and Ricky Ponting (20).

1 Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to win two series in Sri Lanka.

He had led India to a 2-1 series win in 2015.

8 Number of consecutive series wins for India in Test cricket.

Only Australia have won more Test series in a row -- 9 between 2005 and 2008.

8 Number of Tests India have won in Sri Lanka -- most by any visiting side along with Pakistan.

0 Number of times India had registered an innings win in Sri Lanka before this Test.

3 Number of times two players from the same side have scored a fifty and taken a five-for in the same match.

Australia's George Giffen and Albert Trott (vs England at Adelaide in 1895) and England's Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan (vs India at Nottingham in 2011) accomplished this feat before Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in this match.

32 Number of wickets Ashwin has taken on Sri Lankan soil (in 5 Tests) -- the most by any Indian.

Anil Kumble held the previous record with 30 wickets from 9 Tests.

4 Number of players who acted as nightwatchman on Test debut for Sri Lanka.

Malinda Pushpakumara joined Ravi Ratnayeke, Piyal Wijetunge and Tharindu Kaushal.

Dimuth Karunaratne

IMAGE: Dimuth Karunaratne celebrates his century. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

2 Number of hundreds scored by Dimuth Karunaratne while following on.

He had also scored 152 vs New Zealand at Christchurch in 2014.

No other Sri Lankan player has scored more than one hundred following on.

141 Karunaratne's innings is the third highest by a Sri Lankan batsman while following on.

Karunaratne scored 152 against New Zealand at Christchurch in 2014 while Asanka Gurusinha made 143 against Australia at Melbourne in 1995.

1 Karunaratne (141) and Kusal Mendis (110) provided the first instance of two batsmen scoring hundreds in the same innings for Sri Lanka after being forced to follow on.

Overall, it was the 14th such instance in Test cricket.

Rajneesh Gupta