Best performances - Batsmen
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INDIA 622/9d(158 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SRI LANKA 183(49.4 OVERS)1ST INNINGS
Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Dimuth Karunaratne has gone from regularly being on the verge of getting dropped to becoming one of Sri Lanka's most consistent batsmen of 2017 - and shown the stomach for a fight while at it
The left-arm spinner was docked for throwing the ball 'in a dangerous manner' at Malinda Pushpakumara in the final innings of the Colombo Test
The Sri Lanka captain said his team discussed "using the sweep and reverse sweep shots heavily" in the second innings, and went on to execute that plan well
The Indian captain also said the team did not differentiate between home and away Tests anymore, instead merely concentrating on winning every game they play in the longest format
A week after recording their biggest win over Sri Lanka in terms of runs, India achieved another high in Colombo
Instances of 2 players from a team with 50+ and 5-for in a Test, including Ashwin & Jadeja this match. Others: Giffen-Trott v Eng 1895 & Bresnan-Broad v Ind 2011.
No. of higher scores for SL when following-on, than Karunaratne's 141. The highest is by Karunaratne himself, when he made 152 in Christchurch in Dec 2014.
No. of centuries for Karunaratne in 3rd inns of Tests in last 3 years. No other batsman has scored more than 2 such 100s in this period.
Previous highest partnership for SL when following-on, by Mathews-Samaraweera in Cape Town 2011-12. Karunaratne-Mendis have added over 150 runs.
SL's first-innings deficit in this match, their highest ever in Test history. For India, it's their third-biggest first-innings lead.
No. of Tests taken by Jadeja to reach 150 wickets, the quickest by any left-arm bowler. Mitchell Johnson was the previous quickest, in 34 Tests.
No. of larger totals by visiting teams in Sri Lanka than India's 622/9 in this match. India had scored 707 at this same venue in 2010 and B'desh 638 in Galle in 2012-13.
No. of instances of 6 Ind batsmen scoring 50+ in an away Test, including today. The first time was at The Oval in 2007.
No. of players to complete 2000+ runs and 250+ wkts in their career in fewer Tests than Ashwin, who has done it in his 51st Test. Hadlee had got there in his 54th.
No. of centuries for Rahane in the 2nd matches of a Test series, in 17 innings. He has only 4 centuries in 50 innings of other matches of a series.
No. of centuries for Pujara in as many Tests in Sri Lanka. He had made 145* at SSC in 2015 and 153 in Galle before this century.
No. of India batsmen to aggregate over 4000 runs in first 50 Tests, including Pujara. Gavaskar (4947), Dravid (4135) and Sehwag (4103) are the others.
Kohli's ave against left-arm spin bowlers in Tests this year, getting out 4 times in 10 inns. Before this year, he averaged 170.50 and got out only twice.
No. of consecutive 50+ scores for KL Rahul, including today's knock. Viswanath and Dravid are the only other India batsmen to do so.
No. of Tests for Pujara. This is the 50th match of his Test career.