India in Sri Lanka : Second Test : Fourth day : Some more highlights

India in Sri Lanka : Second Test : Fourth day : Some more highlights

SR Tendulkar’s 203 in this test represent the fourth double hundred by a batsman against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. Other batsmen are – BC Lara {221 at Col-SSC in Nov 2001}, SP Fleming {274* at Col-PSS in Apr 2003} and V Sehwag {201* at Galle in Jul 2008}

SR Tendulkar’s 203 in this test provide his eleventh score of 150 plus runs on away soil. He now owns the record of most 150 plus runs on away soil in the annals of test constituting a World record. He wrested the record from BC Lara and SR Waugh who had scored ten hundreds on away soil

SR Tendulkar’s eleven 150 plus scores read thus – 177 vs England at Nottingham in Jul 1996, 169 vs South Africa at Cape Town in Jan 1997, 155 vs South Africa at Bloemfontein in Nov 2001, 193 vs England at Leeds in Aug 2002, 241* vs Australia at Sydney in Jan 2004, 194* vs Pakistan at Sydney in Mar 2004, 248* vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Dec 2004, 154* vs Australia at Sydney in Jan 2008, 153 vs Australia at Adelaide in Jan 2008, 160 vs New Zealand at Hamilton in Mar 2009 and 203 vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Jul 2010.

BC Lara’s ten 150 plus scores on away soil read thus – 277 vs Australia at Sydney in Jan 1993, 152 vs England at Nottingham in Aug 1995, 179 vs England at The Oval in Aug 1995, 182 vs Australia at Adelaide in Dec 2000, 176 vs Sri Lanka at Galle in Nov 2001, 221 vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Nov 2001, 191 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in Nov 2003, 202 vs South Africa at Jo’burg in Dec 2003, 226 vs Australia at Adelaide in Nov 2005 and 216 vs Pakistan at Multan in Nov 2006

SR Waugh’s ten 150 plus scores read thus – 177* vs England at Leeds in Jun 1989, 152* vs England at Lord’s in Jun 1989, 157* vs England at Leeds in Jul 1993, 200 vs West Indies at Kingston in Apr 1995, 160 vs South Africa at Jo’burg in Feb 1997, 157 vs Pakistan at Rawalpindi in Oct 1998, 199 vs West Indies at Bridgetown in Mar 1999, 151* vs Zimbabwe at Harare in Oct 1999, 151* vs New Zealand in Wellington in Mar 2000 and 157* vs England at The Oval in Aug 2001

SR Tendulkar and SK Raina added 256 runs for the fifth wicket in this game providing the ninth occasion of a 200 runs partnership against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. This stand is a record stand for any wicket against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. The previous best was 246 runs unfinished stand for the sixth wicket between JJ Crowe and RJ Hadlee of New Zealand at Col-CCC in Apr 1987

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