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Statistical highlights: India vs Sri Lanka, Galle Test, Day 2

August 01, 2008 20:18 IST

Following are statistical highlights of the second day's play in the second Test between India and Sri Lanka, in Galle on Friday.

# Ajantha Mendis (6/117) achieved his first five-wicket haul in Tests, surpassing his 4 for 60 on debut against India at the SSC, Colombo.

# Mendis is the third Sri Lankan to capture six wickets in an innings at Galle, joining Muralitharan (5 instances) and Dharmasena.

# Mendis's figures are the best by a Sri Lankan bowler against India at Galle, bettering Dilhara Fernando's 5 for 42 in 2001-02.

# Malinda Warnapura (66) recorded his first fifty against India -- his third overall.

# Harbhajan registered his best bowling figures in an innings against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. Overall, his figures of 4 for 71 are his second-best against Sri Lanka, next only to his 7 for 62 at Ahmedabad in 2005-06.

# Sangakkara's first fifty against India is his 26th overall.

# Sangakkara's 68 is his second-best score against India, next only to his 105 not out at Galle in August 2001.

# Virender Sehwag (201 not out off 231 balls) became the first Indian batsman to register a double hundred against Sri Lanka. Mohammad Azharuddin's innings of 199 at Kanpur in 1986-87 was the previous highest for India against Sri Lanka.

# Sehwag became the first player to record a double hundred against Sri Lanka at Galle. West Indian Brian Lara's innings of 178 in 2001-02 was the previous best.

# Overall, Sehwag is the third player to post a double century at Galle. Two Sri Lankans -- Mahela Jayawardene (two) -- 237 vs South Africa in 2004 and 203 not out against England in 2007-08 and Marvan Atapattu -- 201 not out vs England in 2000-01 had achieved the distinction previously.

# After Rahul Dravid, Sehwag became the second Indian batsman to register five double hundreds in Test cricket.

# Sehwag is now the 10th Indian player to make 5,000 runs or more, joining nine other Indians -- Sachin Tendulkar (11826), Rahul Dravid (10124), Sunil Gavaskar (10122), Dilip Vengsarkar (6868), Sourav Ganguly (6819), Mohammad Azharuddin (6215), Gundappa Viswanath (6080), V V S Laxman (5901) and Kapil Dev (5248).

# Sehwag extended his world record for hitting his last eleven hundreds as 150-plus innings.  This is how he has scored in his last eleven centuries in Test cricket:

Runs   Balls  SR    Opponents    Venue      Series    Result

195    233   83.69  Australia    Melbourne  2003-04   Lost

309    375   82.40  Pakistan     Multan     2003-04   Won

155    221   70.14  Australia    Chennai    2004-05   Drawn

164    228   71.93  South Africa Kanpur     2004-05   Drawn

173    244   70.90  Pakistan     Mohali     2004-05   Drawn

201    262   76.72  Pakistan     Bangalore  2004-05   Lost

254    247  102.83  Pakistan     Lahore     2005-06   Drawn

180    190   94.74  West Indies  Gros Islet 2006      Drawn

151    236   63.98  Australia    Adelaide   2007-08   Drawn

319    304  104.93  South Africa Chennai    2007-08   Drawn

201*   231   87.01  Sri Lanka    Galle      2008      Awaited

# Sehwag  became the second Indian batsman to carry his bat through a completed innings. Sunil Gavaskar was the first to achieve the distinction -- 127 not out against Pakistan at Faisalabad in 1982-83.

# Sehwag is one of the five batsmen to have recorded a double hundred while carrying his bat -- Australia's Bill Brown, England's Len Hutton, New Zealand's Glenn Turner and Sri Lanka's Marvan Atapattu had accomplished the feat previously.

# India's total of 329 is now the lowest total to include a double century with a batsman carrying his bat.

# India's total of 329 is the lowest total to include a double century -- Virender Sehwag (201 not out). Gordon Greenidge had made 214 not out in West Indies' 344 for one against England at Lord's in 1984 and Len Hutton had recorded 202 not out in England's 344 against West Indies at The Oval in 1950.

# West Indian, Seymour Nurse (61.87 per cent) -- 258 out of 417 against New Zealand at Christchurch in March 1969 and Virender Sehwag (61.09 per cent) are the only two batsmen to have recorded over 60 per cent of their team totals while posting double hundreds.

# Virender Sehwag and V V S Laxman put on 100 runs -- India's best partnership for the fifth wicket at Galle.

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