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India Tour Of Sri Lanka 2017: Statistical Review – Day 2, Third Test

  • At the stumps on day 2 of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at Pallekele, India is in a very good position.

    India began the day on their overnight score 329/6 and made 487 before being bundled out.

    In reply, Sri Lanka was bowled out for just 135 runs in their first innings. Leading by 352 runs at the end of first innings clash, India forced the hosts for follow-on.

    At the end of the day, Sri Lanka was 19/1 in their second innings. Sri Lanka was still trailing by 333 runs.

    Brief Scores: India – 487 (Shikhar Dhawan 119, Hardik Pandya 108, Lakshan Sandakan 5/132)

    Sri Lanka – 135 (Dinesh Chandimal 48, Niroshan Dickwella 29, Kuldeep Yadav 4/40) & 19/1 (Dimuth Karunaratne 12*, Upul Tharanga 7, Umesh Yadav 1/3)

    Here are some statistical highlights of Day 2 of the 3rd Test:

    1. Indian batsman Hardik Pandya slammed 26 runs in an over off Malinda Pushpakumara. It is the most runs scored by an Indian batsman in an over in a Test match. The previous record was 24 runs by Kapil Dev in a Test over off Eddie Hemmings (England) at Lord’s in 1990.

    Overall, it is the joint fourth most runs scored by a batsman in an over in a Test match. The top 3 in this list are given below:

    Year Batsman (Team) Runs in an over Bowler (Team) Venue
    2003 Brian Lara (West Indies) 28 Robin Peterson (South Africa) Johannesburg
    2013 George Baily (Australia) 28 James Anderson (England) Perth
    2006 Shahid Afridi 27 Harbhajan Singh (India) Lahore

     

    There are five batsmen, including Hardik Pandya, who had scored 26 runs in a Test over. Here is the list:

    Year Batsman (Team) Runs in an over Bowler (Team) Venue
    2001 Craig McMillan (New Zealand) 26 Younis Khan (Pakistan) Hamilton
    2006 Brain Lara (West Indies) 26 Danish Kaneria (Pakistan) Multan
    2009 Mitchell Johnson (Australia) 26 Paul Harris (South Africa) Johannesburg
    2014 Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) 26 Suranga Lakmal (Sri Lanka) Christchurch
    2017 Hardik Pandya (India) 26 Malinda Pushpakumara (Sri Lanka) Pallekele

     

     

    1. Indian batsman Hardik Pandya hit a brilliant century as he scored 108 runs. It was his maiden first-class century. Hardik became the 5th Indian cricketer to score the maiden first-class century in a Test match. The other four Indian cricketers were Vijay Manjrekar, Kapil Dev, Ajay Ratra and Harbhajan Singh.

     

    1. Indian batsmen Hardik Pandya and Umesh Yadav put a brilliant 66 runs partnership for the 10th wicket. It is the fourth highest Test partnership for the tenth wicket on the Sri Lankan soil. The top three in this list are given below in the table:
    Year Batting Partners Team Partnership Runs Against Team Venue
    2000 Wasim Akram and Arshad Khan Pakistan 90 Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC)
    2004 Chaminda Vass and Muttiah Muralitharan Sri Lanka 79 Australia Kandy
    1998 Romesh Kaluwitharana and Muttiah Muralitharan Sri Lanka 71 New Zealand Colombo (SSC)
    2017 Hardik Pandya and Umesh Yadav India 66 Sri Lanka Pallekele

     

     

    1. Sri Lanka was bowled out for just 135 runs in their first innings. It is their second lowest completed total against India in a Test innings on the Sri Lankan soil. The lowest completed total is 134 runs at Colombo (PSS) in 2015.

    Overall, it is the fourth lowest completed total for Sri Lanka against India in Test innings. The top 3 in this list are 82 at Chandigarh in 1990, 119 at Ahmedabad in 1994 and 134 at Colombo (PSS) in 2015.

     

    1. Sri Lanka played only 37.4 overs during their first innings. It is the lowest deliveries were faced by the Sri Lankan team in a Test innings against India. Their previous record was 43.4 overs at Colombo (PSS) in 2015.

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