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Interesting numbers from Galle Test, Day 1

July 26, 2017 20:44 IST

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

Batsman

Runs

Vs

Venue

Season

Sadagoppan Ramesh

143

Sri Lanka

Colombo SSC

1998-1999

Rahul Dravid

107

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sachin Tendulkar

155

South Africa

Bloemfontein

2001-2002

Virender Sehwag

105

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shikhar Dhawan

190

Sri Lanka

Galle

2017

Cheteshwar Pujara

144*

 

 

 

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.

Rajneesh Gupta