India in Sri Lanka : Second Test : Fifth day highlights

India in Sri Lanka : Second Test : Fifth day highlights

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India totalled 707 in this test providing the third occasion of a team batting second taking lead over the team which has posted 600 plus runs in its first innings. Sri Lanka had posted 642 for 6d in its first innings in this test. There are four occasions of both the teams scoring 600 plus runs in its first innings in the annals of test cricket.

S Randiv conceded 222 runs for his two wickets on his test debut which made him the most expensive bowler in tests in terms of runs conceded. The previous record was credited to JJ Kreza of Australia who had leaked 215 runs on his debut vs India at Nagpur in Nov 2008

S Randiv earned the distinction of bowling most overs on debut. He bowled 73.0 six ball overs in this test. He is the only bowler to have bowled more than 50 overs on debut.

S Randiv is the eleventh bowler to bowl more than 70 overs {420 balls} amongst those bowlers who have conceded 200 plus runs in a test innings. His feat of bowling 420 plus balls in a test innings provide the 54th occasion of a bowler doing so in a test innings

S Randiv bowled 16 maiden overs in this test providing the fifth occasion of a bowler bowling 15 or more maiden overs in an innings amonst those who have conceded 200plus runs in a test innings. Others are – Fazal Mahmooad {20} vs West Indies at Kingston in Feb 1958, Haseeb Ahsan {19} vs India at Chennai in Jan 1961, MH Mankad {17} vs West Indies at Kingston in Mar 1953and MH Mankad {16} vs West Indies at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 1948

India’s 707 all out represent the third occasion of India posting a total of 700 plus runs in an innings. The other two occasions are – 705 for 7d vs Australia at Sydney in Jan 2004 and 726 for 9d vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2009.

India has posted its highest team total on home soil and on away soil against Sri Lanka. Its highest total on home soil is its 726 for 9d at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2009 and while that on away soil is its 707 at Col-SSC in Jul 2010

India’s 707 in this test represent the 19th occasion of a team scoring 700 plus runs in a test innings. This total also represents the fifth occasion of team dismissed all out after scoring 700 plus runs. The other four occasions are – England’s 849 vs West Indies at Kingston in Apr 1930, West Indies’s 747 vs South Africa at St John’s in Apr 2005, Pakistan’s 708 vs England at The Oval in Aug 1987 and Australia’s 701 vs England at The Oval in Aug 1934

KTGD Prasad {101}, CRD Fernando {116}, S Randiv {222} and BAW Mendis {172} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the seventh occasion of four Sri Lankan bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings. It is the fourth such occasion against India. It also provide the eight such occasion in Sri Lanka-India test series {four occasions by Sri Lankan bowlers and four occasions by Indian bowlers

This test witnessed the first occasion of four bowlers from rival teams conceding 100 plus runs in Sri Lanka-India test series. Four Indian bowlers are – A Mithun {117}, I Sharma {102}, PP Ojha {172} and Harbhajan Singh {147} : Four Sri Lankan bowlers are – KTGD Prasad {101}, CRD Fernando {116}, S Randiv {222} and BAW Mendis {172}

The test cricket has witnessed four occasions of four bowlers from each team conceding 100 plus runs in an innings – England vs India at Lord’s in Jul 1990, Pakistan vs India at Faisalabad in Jan 2006, West Indies vs England at Bridgetown in Feb 2009 and Sri Lanka vs India at Col-SSC in Jul 2010.

It is interesting to note that in the Sri Lanka-India test at Col-SSC in Jul 2010 {this test} the aggregate of runs conceded is 1149 by eight bowlers which is a record for most runs conceded in the four tests in which four rival bowlers have conceded 100 plus runs – England vs India at Lord’s in Jul 1990 {runs conceded – 958}, Pakistan vs India at Faisalabad in Jan 2006 {runs conceded – 1086}, West Indies vs England at Bridgetown in Feb 2009 {runs conceded – 1020} and Sri Lanka vs India at Col-SSC in Jul 2010 {runs conceded – 1149}.

This test match produced an aggregate of 1478 runs which stands in the third place amongst the most aggregate total in Sri Lanka-India test series. The other two are – 1598 at Ahmedabad in Nov 2009 and 1489 at Col-RPS in Aug 1997

It is interesting to note that debutants from each team in this test earned contrasting records. Indian debutant SK Raina carved himself into record books with a hundred on test debut {120 runs}, while Sri Lankan debutant S Randiv conceded most runs by a bowler on test debut {222 runs}

MS Dhoni and A Mithun added 51 runs for the eighth wicket in this test providing the third occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership posted by Indian batsmen against Sri Lanka for the eighth wicket. The other two occasions are – 70 runs between N Kapil Dev and L Sivaramakrishnan at Col-PSS in Sep 1985, 59 runs between SM Gavaskar and C Sharma at Col-SSC in Aug 1985

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