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INTERESTING numbers from 3rd Test, Day 3

By Rajneesh Gupta
Last updated on: August 14, 2017 21:31 IST

It has taken India 10 years to finish a Test in 3 days.
Rajneesh Gupta presents the numbers from the Kandy Test, Day 3.

Virat Kohli is the first Indian captain to register a clean sweep in a three-match away Test series

IMAGE: Virat Kohli is the first Indian captain to register a clean sweep in a three Test away series. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

2007 The last time India won an away Test in three days before the Kandy Test.

 

That was against Bangladesh at Mirpur when India defeated the hosts by an innings and 239 runs.

 

1 Number of bigger innings wins for India in away Tests than this one against Sri Lanka (by an innings and 171 runs).

India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 239 runs at Mirpur in 2007.

0 Number of Indian captains to make a clean sweep in a three Test away series before Virat Kohli.

9 Number of Tests India have now won in Sri Lanka -- most by a visiting side.

Pakistan are next best with 8 wins.

5 Number of consecutive wins for India on Sri Lankan soil.

No other visiting side has won more Tests in a row.

Australia had won four in a row.

39 Number of Tests India have won by an innings' margin.

Five of them have been under Virat Kohli.

3 Sri Lanka became the third side to be four down for less than 40 runs in both innings of a Test against India.

Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2004 and Zimbabwe at Harare in 2005 provided the other two such instances.

35.98 The difference between India's batting average and bowling average in the series -- the highest for them in a three-match series outside India.

234.4 Number of overs bowled in the match.

There has been only one Test outside India that India won in which fewer overs were bowled.

The Harare Test in 2005 was won by India with only 209.1 overs being bowled in the match.

19 Number of wins for Virat Kohli out of his 29 Tests as captain.

Only two players have registered more wins in their first 29 Tests as captain -- Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting (21 each).

0 Number of Tests that went into the fifth day in the series.

487India's lowest total in a complete innings in the series.

Sri Lanka's highest total in the series was 386.

3 Number of times India got a first innings lead of 300 in the series -- 309 at Galle, 439 at Colombo SSC and 352 at Pallekele.

This provided only the second instance in Test cricket when a side achieved a first innings lead of 300 in ALL three matches of a series.

Ironically, it was Sri Lanka, which provided the first such instance by inflicting this ignominy on Bangladesh in 2007.

Rajneesh Gupta
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