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Interesting numbers from Galle Test, Day 1

By Rajneesh Gupta
July 26, 2017 20:44 IST
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Shikhar Dhawan hits a career-best 190.
Rajneesh Gupta presents the nubers from Day 1 of the first Test at Galle.

Shikhar Dhawan

IMAGE: Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his century. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

126Runs scored by Shikhar Dhawan between lunch and tea -- from 64* to 190 -- second most by an Indian in a session after Virender Sehwag's 133 (between tea and close on day two) vs Sri Lanka at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in 2009-2010.

4Dhawan is fourth in the list of Indian batsmen scoring most runs on the opening day of a Test after Virender Sehwag's 228 (vs Pak, Multan, 2003-2004) and 195 (vs Australia, Melbourne, 2003-2004) and Wasim Jaffer's 192 (vs Pakistan, Kolkata, 2007-2008).

110 Number of balls Dhawan took to score his hundred.
Only Virender Sehwag has scored faster hundreds for India in Sri Lanka.

1 Number of visiting batsmen to have scored hundreds in first two Tests in Sri Lanka before Wednesday -- Australia's Damien Martyn.
Dhawan and Pujara increased this count to three!

2 Number of Indian batsmen who have scored a hundred in a session on more than one occasion.
This was the second such instance for Dhawan.
He had scored 106 between lunch and tea against Australia at Mohali in 2012-2013 (on debut).
Dhawan now joins Sehwag who scored a hundred in a session on three occasions.

253 Runs added by Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara -- the highest second-wicket partnership for India against Sri Lanka, bettering 237 between Sehwag and Rahul Dravid at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in 2009-2010.

399 Runs scored by India -- second most they have ever scored on the opening day of a Test after 417/2 (vs Sri Lanka at Kanpur in 2009-2010).
This is also India's highest total in any day's play outside India.
They had made 375/9 against New Zealand at Wellington in 2008-2009.
This is also the most any side has made in a day's play against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, beating Australia's 367/7 at the Colombo SSC in 1992.

3 Number of times two Indian players have scored hundreds on the opening day of a series outside India. The details:

Two Indian batsmen scoring hundreds on the first day of an away series






Sadagoppan Ramesh


Sri Lanka

Colombo SSC


Rahul Dravid










Sachin Tendulkar


South Africa



Virender Sehwag










Shikhar Dhawan


Sri Lanka



Cheteshwar Pujara





80 Number of balls taken by Cheteshwar Pujara to score his fifty -- his fastest in a Test outside India.

2 Number of times two left-handers opened the innings for India in a Test before today -- Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan vs Sri Lanka at Delhi in 2005-2006; and Gambhir and Mukund vs England at Lord's in 2011.

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