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Bowlers capturing ten or more wickets on test debut – P Jayawickrama joins the elite list

Bowlers capturing ten or more wickets on test debut – P Jayawickrama joins the elite list

P Jayawickrama of Sri Lanka captured eleven wickets conceding 178 runs against Bangladesh in the just concluded test to provide the 16th occasion od  a bowler capturing  ten  or more wickets on test  debut in  the annals of test  cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below. He is the first Sri Lankan bowler to perform such a feat. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerW-RTeamOppGroundStart Date
1F Martin12-102EngAusThe Oval11 Aug 1890
2T Richardson10-156EngAusManchester24 Aug 1893
3AE Hall11-112SAFEngCape Town01 Jan 1923
4CV Grimmett11-082AusEngSydney27 Feb 1925
5CS Marriott11-096EngWinThe Oval12 Aug 1933
6K Farnes10-179EngAusNottingham08 Jun 1934
7AV Bedser11-145EngIndLord’s22 Jun 1946
8HHH Johnson10-096WinEngKingston27 Mar 1948
9AL Valentine11-204WinEngManchester08 Jun 1950
10SF Burke11-196SAFNZlCape Town01 Jan 1962
11RAL Massie16-137AusEngLord’s22 Jun 1972
12JK Lever10-070EngIndDelhi17 Dec 1976
13ND Hirwani16-136IndWinChennai11 Jan 1988
14Mohd Zahid11-130PakNZlRawalpindi28 Nov 1996
15JJ Krejza12-398AusIndNagpur06 Nov 2008
16Jayawickrama11-178SrlBanPallekele29 Apr 2021

He became the fifth left arm bowler to capture ten or more wickets on test debut. All such occasions are tabulated below. JK Lever of England was the last left arm bowler to perform such a feat. He had returned with figures of 10 for 70 against India at Delhi in Dec 1976. Thus it took 45 years four  months  for  another left arm bowler to perform the feat of  capturing ten plus  wickets on test debut.

NoPlayerW-RTeamOppGroundStart Date
1F Martin12-102EngAusThe Oval11 Aug 1890
2AE Hall11-112SAFEngCape Town01 Jan 1923
3AL Valentine11-204WinEngManchester08 Jun 1950
4JK Lever10-070EngIndDelhi17 Dec 1976
5Jayawickrama11-178SrlBanPallekele29 Apr 2021

P Jayawickrama became the second left arm spinner to capture ten or more wickets on test debut after AL Valentine of West Indies. AL Valentine had returned with figures of 11 for 204 against England at Manchester in Jun 1950 on test debut. Thus it took 70 years and ten months for another bowler to emulate AL Valentine. P Jayawickrama has the best match figures  for a left arm spinner on test debut.

NoPlayerW-RTeamOppGroundStart Date
1AL Valentine11-204WinEngManchester08 Jun 1950
2Jayawickrama11-178SrlBanPallekele29 Apr 2021
P Jayawickrama returns with best innings bowling figures by a Sri Lankan bowler on test debut

P Jayawickrama returns with best innings bowling figures by a Sri Lankan bowler on test debut

P Jayawickrame of Sri Lanka captured six for 92 against Bangladesh at Palekkele in the ongoing second test to provide the 168th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets  in an innings on test debut. It also provides the fifth occasion of a Sri Lankan bowler performing such a feat in a test innings. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerW-RITeamOppGroundStart Date
1AK Kuruppuarachchi5-0441SrlPakCol-CCC14 Mar 1986
2UDU Chandana6-1792SrlPakDhaka12 Mar 1999
3A Dananjaya5-0244SrlBanDhaka08 Feb 2018
4L Embuldeniya5-0663SrlSAFDurban13 Feb 2019
4P Jayawickrama6-0922SrlBanPallekele29 Apr 2021

It also provides the 63rd occasion of a bowler capturing six or more wickets  on test debut and  second  such occasion by a Sri Lankan bowler. Both the occasions are tabulated below. Thus P Jayawickrama’s figures of 6 for 92 is the best innings bowling figures by a Sri Lankan bowler on test debut

NoPlayerW-RITeamOppGroundStart Date
1UDU Chandana6-1792SrlPakDhaka12 Mar 1999
2P Jayawickrama6-0922SrlBanPallekele29 Apr 2021

P Jayawickrame of Sri Lanka became the fourth bowler to capture five or more wickets on test debut against Bangladesh. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerW-RITeamOppGroundStart Date
1AM Blignaut5-0731ZimBanBulawayo19 Apr 2001
2Shabbir Ahmed5-0483PakBanKarachi20 Aug 2003
3A Dananjaya5-0244SrlBanDhaka08 Feb 2018
4P Jayawickrama6-0922SrlBanPallekele29 Apr 2021

P Jayawickrame became the second bowler to capture five or more wickets on test debut against Bangladesh after A Dhananjaya. A Dhananjya had returned with figures of five for 24 at Dhaka in Feb 2018. Both such occasions are tabulated below. Thus P Jayawickrama’s figures of 6 for 92 is the best innings bowling figures by a Sri Lankan bowler on test debut against Bangladesh

NoPlayerW-RITeamOppGroundStart Date
1A Dananjaya5-0244SrlBanDhaka08 Feb 2018
2P Jayawickrama6-0922SrlBanPallekele29 Apr 2021
Both the openers scoring centuries in an innings in the annals of test cricket

Both the openers scoring centuries in an innings in the annals of test cricket

Sri Lankan openers FDM Karunaratne {118} and HDRL Thiruamanne {131 not out} scored centuries on the first day of Palekkele Test against Bangladesh to provide the 77th occasion of both the openers scoring centuries in the same innings in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoTeamIOppositionGroundMatch Date
1England1v AustraliaThe Oval14 Aug 1899
2England2v AustraliaMelbourne09 Feb 1912
3England2v South AfricaLord’s28 Jun 1924
4England2v AustraliaMelbourne01 Jan 1925
5England3v AustraliaThe Oval14 Aug 1926
6New Zealand1v EnglandWellington24 Jan 1930
7South Africa1v EnglandCape Town01 Jan 1931
8South Africa2v New ZealandChristchurch27 Feb 1932
9Australia1v South AfricaCape Town01 Jan 1936
10India3v EnglandManchester25 Jul 1936
11England1v AustraliaNottingham10 Jun 1938
12West Indies2v EnglandPort of Spain11 Feb 1948
13England1v South AfricaJohannesburg27 Dec 1948
14West Indies1v IndiaChennai27 Jan 1949
15Australia1v South AfricaJohannesburg10 Feb 1950
16Australia2v West IndiesPort of Spain11 Apr 1955
17India1v New ZealandChennai06 Jan 1956
18England3v South AfricaThe Oval18 Aug 1960
19Australia1v EnglandManchester23 Jul 1964
20Australia1v West IndiesBridgetown05 May 1965
21Australia2v EnglandAdelaide28 Jan 1966
22Australia2v IndiaMelbourne30 Dec 1967
23New Zealand2v West IndiesGeorgetown06 Apr 1972
24West Indies1v EnglandLeeds22 Jul 1976
25West Indies2v IndiaSt John’s28 Apr 1983
26England3v New ZealandThe Oval14 Jul 1983
27West Indies4v AustraliaGeorgetown02 Mar 1984
28India1v AustraliaSydney02 Jan 1986
29Australia1v EnglandNottingham10 Aug 1989
30West Indies2v EnglandSt John’s12 Apr 1990
31England1v IndiaManchester09 Aug 1990
32Australia1v EnglandLord’s17 Jun 1993
33Australia4v EnglandSydney01 Jan 1995
34South Africa1v IndiaKolkata27 Nov 1996
35Pakistan2v West IndiesKarachi06 Dec 1997
36West Indies1v New ZealandHamilton16 Dec 1999
37Sri Lanka1v PakistanKandy28 Jun 2000
38New Zealand2v PakistanHamilton27 Mar 2001
39Pakistan2v BangladeshMultan29 Aug 2001
40South Africa1v ZimbabweHarare07 Sep 2001
41Australia1v New ZealandBrisbane08 Nov 2001
42Australia1v South AfricaSydney02 Jan 2002
43Australia1v EnglandMelbourne26 Dec 2002
44South Africa1v PakistanCape Town02 Jan 2003
45Australia3v West IndiesSt John’s09 May 2003
46South Africa1v EnglandBirmingham24 Jul 2003
47New Zealand1v IndiaMohali16 Oct 2003
48South Africa1v West IndiesCenturion16 Jan 2004
49Sri Lanka2v ZimbabweHarare06 May 2004
50Australia1v Sri LankaCairns09 Jul 2004
51England3v South AfricaDurban26 Dec 2004
52South Africa2v West IndiesBridgetown21 Apr 2005
53South Africa1v West IndiesSt John’s29 Apr 2005
54Australia2v EnglandThe Oval08 Sep 2005
55Australia2v West IndiesHobart17 Nov 2005
56India2v PakistanLahore13 Jan 2006
57India1v BangladeshDhaka25 May 2007
58South Africa1v BangladeshChattogram29 Feb 2008
59Australia3v West IndiesBridgetown12 Jun 2008
60South Africa3v EnglandLord’s10 Jul 2008
61Australia1v South AfricaDurban06 Mar 2009
62India1v Sri LankaKanpur24 Nov 2009
63England3v AustraliaBrisbane25 Nov 2010
64West Indies2v New ZealandNorth Sound25 Jul 2012
65England3v New ZealandDunedin06 Mar 2013
66India2v AustraliaMohali14 Mar 2013
67Bangladesh1v ZimbabweChattogram12 Nov 2014
68Bangladesh3v PakistanKhulna28 Apr 2015
69India1v BangladeshFatullah10 Jun 2015
70Australia3v New ZealandBrisbane05 Nov 2015
71Australia1v PakistanSydney03 Jan 2017
72South Africa1v BangladeshBloemfontein06 Oct 2017
73India1v AfghanistanBengaluru14 Jun 2018
74New Zealand2v BangladeshHamilton28 Feb 2019
75India1v South AfricaVisakhapatnam02 Oct 2019
76Pakistan3v Sri LankaKarachi19 Dec 2019
77Sri Lanka1v BangladeshPalekkele29 Apr 2021

It also provides the third occasion of Sri Lankan openers performing such a feat. All the three occasions are tabulated below.

NoTeamIOppositionGroundMatch Date
1Sri Lanka1v PakistanKandy28 Jun 2000
2Sri Lanka2v ZimbabweHarare06 May 2004
3Sri Lanka1v BangladeshPalekkele29 Apr 2021

It also provides the seventh occasion of openers performing such a feat against Bangladesh. All the seven occasions are tabulated below.

NoTeamIOppositionGroundMatch Date
1Pakistan2v BangladeshMultan29 Aug 2001
2India1v BangladeshDhaka25 May 2007
3South Africa1v BangladeshChattogram29 Feb 2008
4India1v BangladeshFatullah10 Jun 2015
5South Africa1v BangladeshBloemfontein06 Oct 2017
6New Zealand2v BangladeshHamilton28 Feb 2019
7Sri Lanka1v BangladeshPalekkele 29 Apr 2021
Captain openers scoring 200 plus runs in a test innings

Captain openers scoring 200 plus runs in a test innings

FDM Karunaratne of Sri Lanka scored 244 against Bangladesh in the just concluded test at Pallekkele to provide the 18th occasion of a captain-opening batsman scoring 200 plus runs in an innings in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1HL Collins2031AusSAFJohannesburg12 Nov 1921
2L Hutton2052EngWinKingston30 Mar 1954
3RB Simpson3111AusEngManchester23 Jul 1964
4RB Simpson2011AusWinBridgetown05 May 1965
5RB Simpson2252AusEngAdelaide28 Jan 1966
6GT Dowling2391NZlIndChristchurch22 Feb 1968
7WM Lawry2052AusWinMelbourne26 Dec 1968
8SM Gavaskar2051IndWinMumbai01 Dec 1978
9GA Gooch3331EngIndLord’s26 Jul 1990
10MA Taylor334*1AusPakPeshawar15 Oct 1998
11GC Smith2771SAFEngBirmingham24 Jul 2003
12GC Smith2592SAFEngLord’s31 Jul 2003
13MS Atapattu2492SrlZimBulawayo14 May 2004
14GC Smith2321SAFBanChattogram29 Feb 2008
15GC Smith2342SAFPakDubai (DSC)23 Oct 2013
16BB McCullum2022NZlPakSharjah26 Nov 2014
17AN Cook2632EngPakAbu Dhabi13 Oct 2015
18FDM Karunaratne2442SrlBanPallekele21 Apr 2021

GC Smith of South Africa owns the record with four scores of 200 plus runs in a test innings. He is followed by RB Simpson who has scored 200 plus runs on three occasions. The feats of these two batsmen are tabulated below

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1GC Smith2771SAFEngBirmingham24 Jul 2003
2GC Smith2592SAFEngLord’s31 Jul 2003
3GC Smith2321SAFBanChattogram29 Feb 2008
4GC Smith2342SAFPakDubai (DSC)23 Oct 2013
        
1RB Simpson3111AusEngManchester23 Jul 1964
2RB Simpson2011AusWinBridgetown05 May 1965
3RB Simpson2252AusEngAdelaide28 Jan 1966

FDM Karunaratne became the second Sri Lankan captain opener to score 200 plus runs in a test innings after MS Atapattu. MS Atapattu had scored 249 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in May 2004.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1MS Atapattu2492SrlZimBulawayo14 May 2004
2FDM Karunaratne2442SrlBanPallekele21 Apr 2021

It is interesting to note that this elite list contains only Indian captain opener SM Gavaskar. SM Gavaskar scored 205 against West Indies at Mumbai in Dec 1978. Yours truly was indeed lucky to witness this innings from Akashavani Commentary booth as a statistician for the commentary team.

SM  Gavaskar was the eighth captain to opener to score 200 plus runs in a test innings and also the fourth captain opener to score 200 plus runs in a test innings against West Indies after L Hutton  of England, RB Simpson of Australia and WM Lawry of Australia.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1L Hutton2052EngWinKingston30 Mar 1954
2RB Simpson2011AusWinBridgetown05 May 1965
3WM Lawry2052AusWinMelbourne26 Dec 1968
4SM Gavaskar2051IndWinMumbai01 Dec 1978

It’s indeed a fact that as on date there are eighteen occasions of captain openers scoring 200 plus runs in a test innings and after SM Gavaskar’s 205 at Mumbai  in Dec 1978 against West Indies, no other captain opener has scored 200 plus runs against West Indies. Forty two years and four months have elapsed since then

Sri Lankan opening batsmen scoring 200 plus runs in a test innings

Sri Lankan opening batsmen scoring 200 plus runs in a test innings

FDM Karunaratne of Sri Lanka scored 244 against Bangladesh in the just concluded test at Pallekkele to provide the 120th occasion of an opening batsman scoring 200 plus runs in an innings in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the eleventh occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman scoring 200 plus runs in an innings. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1DSBP Kuruppu201*1NZlCol-CCC16 Apr 1987
2ST Jayasuriya3402IndCol-RPS02 Aug 1997
3MS Atapattu2231ZimKandy07 Jan 1998
4ST Jayasuriya2132EngThe Oval27 Aug 1998
5MS Atapattu216*2ZimBulawayo18 Nov 1999
6MS Atapattu207*1PakKandy28 Jun 2000
7MS Atapattu201*1EngGalle22 Feb 2001
8MS Atapattu2012BanCol-SSC06 Sep 2001
9MS Atapattu2492ZimBulawayo14 May 2004
10ST Jayasuriya2533PakFaisalabad20 Oct 2004
11FDM Karunaratne2442BanPallekele21 Apr 2021
Both teams posting 500 plus runs in the first and second innings of a test

Both teams posting 500 plus runs in the first and second innings of a test

Bangladesh {541/7d} and Sri Lanka {648/8d}  posted 500 plus runs in the first and second innings of the just concluded test at Pallekkele to provide the 39th  occasion of both teams posting 500 plus runs in the first and second innings of a test in the annals of the test cricket. All such occasions  are tabulated below.

NoTeam-01Team-02GroundStart Date
1EnglandSouth AfricaLeeds26 Jul 1951
2West IndiesEnglandPort of Spain17 Mar 1954
3West IndiesAustraliaBridgetown14 May 1955
4EnglandAustraliaManchester23 Jul 1964
5West IndiesAustraliaBridgetown05 May 1965
6EnglandPakistanThe Oval22 Aug 1974
7PakistanIndiaFaisalabad24 Oct 1984
8IndiaWest IndiesKolkata26 Dec 1987
9PakistanIndiaLahore01 Dec 1989
10AustraliaWest IndiesSydney02 Jan 1993
11West IndiesEnglandSt John’s16 Apr 1994
12EnglandIndiaNottingham04 Jul 1996
13Sri LankaIndiaCol-RPS02 Aug 1997
14PakistanAustraliaPeshawar15 Oct 1998
15West IndiesIndiaSt John’s10 May 2002
16EnglandIndiaThe Oval05 Sep 2002
17AustraliaIndiaAdelaide12 Dec 2003
18West IndiesSouth AfricaSt John’s29 Apr 2005
19PakistanIndiaFaisalabad21 Jan 2006
20South AfricaNew ZealandCape Town27 Apr 2006
21EnglandPakistanLeeds04 Aug 2006
22AustraliaEnglandAdelaide01 Dec 2006
23IndiaPakistanBengaluru08 Dec 2007
24AustraliaIndiaAdelaide24 Jan 2008
25IndiaSouth AfricaChennai26 Mar 2008
26IndiaAustraliaDelhi29 Oct 2008
27PakistanSri LankaKarachi21 Feb 2009
28West IndiesEnglandBridgetown26 Feb 2009
29West IndiesEnglandPort of Spain06 Mar 2009
30West IndiesSouth AfricaBasseterre18 Jun 2010
31Sri LankaIndiaCol-SSC26 Jul 2010
32BangladeshWest IndiesDhaka13 Nov 2012
33Sri LankaBangladeshGalle8 Mar 2013
34EnglandPakistanAbu Dhabi13 Oct 2015
35AustraliaNew ZealandPerth13 Nov 2015
36South AfricaEnglandCape Town02 Jan 2016
37New ZealandBangladeshWellington12 Jan 2017
38BangladeshSri LankaChattogram31 Jan 2018
39Sri LankaBangladeshPallekele21 Apr 2021
No wickets falling in a day’s play in tests

No wickets falling in a day’s play in tests

Day four of the just concluded first test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh witnessed no wicket falling on the full day’s play in the test. This provides the 25th occasion of a full day’s play witnessing no wicket falling during  any day’s play in the annals of test cricket. The following table lists all  such occasions in the chronological order. The table also show the runs scored and the day of the test. * mark denotes that both the teams batted during day’s play and no wicket falling

NoT-01T-02DayRunsVenueDate
1AusEng3283Melbourne03 Jan 1925
2WinAus4307Bridgetown18 May 1955
3IndNZl1234Chennai06 Jan 1956
4WinPak3357Kingston28 Feb 1958
5WinEng5207Bridgetown11 Jan 1960
6WinEng3210Kingston19 Feb 1960
7WinAus1263Bridgetown05 May 1965
8WinNZl *3218Georgetown08 Apr 1972
9IndWin *4306Kolkata02 Jan 1979
10IndEng2217Chennai14 Jan 1982
11SrlPak5240Col-PSS27 Mar 1986
12IndAus *4235Mumbai18 Oct 1986
13EngAus1301Nottingham10 Aug 1989
14SAFAus3288Johannesburg02 Mar 1997
15SrlInd3283Col-RPS04 Aug 1997
16SrlInd4265Col-RPS05 Aug 1997
17WinAus2340Kingston14 Mar 1999
18IndAus4335Kolkata14 Mar 2001
19BanSAF2280Chi’gong-MAA25 Apr 2003
20SrlSAF2357Col-SSC28 Jul 2006
21BanInd1326Dhaka-SBNS25 May 2007
22BanSAF1405Chi’gong-CDS29 Feb 2008
23NZlSrl4239Wellington18 Dec 2018
24WinEng *3344Bridgetown25 Jan 2019
25SrlBan4283Kandy21 Apr 2021
Sri Lankan batsmen – one scoring a ninety and another a century in the same test innings

Sri Lankan batsmen – one scoring a ninety and another a century in the same test innings

BOP Fernando {91}, P Nissanka {103} and N Dickwella {96} scored nineties and century in the third innings of the test against West Indies at North Sound in the  first test of the just concluded series to provide the 21st occasion of at least Sri Lanka’s one batsman scoring a ninety and another scoring a century in the same test innings. All  such  occasions  are tabulated below

NoNoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
11S Wettimuny1571PakFaisalabad14 Mar 1982
 2RL Dias981PakFaisalabad14 Mar 1982
 3RS Madugalle91*1PakFaisalabad14 Mar 1982
        
21RL Dias973IndChennai17 Sep 1982
 2LRD Mendis1053IndChennai17 Sep 1982
        
31SAR Silva1111IndCol-PSS06 Sep 1985
 2RL Dias951IndCol-PSS06 Sep 1985
        
41RS Mahanama1091NZlCol-SSC06 Dec 1992
 2HP Tillakaratne931NZlCol-SSC06 Dec 1992
        
51HP Tillakaratne1083NZlDunedin18 Mar 1995
 2A Ranatunga903NZlDunedin18 Mar 1995
        
61M Jayawardene912ZimHarare26 Nov 1999
 2TM Dilshan163*2ZimHarare26 Nov 1999
        
71Sangakkara1402WinGalle13 Nov 2001
 2M Jayawardene992WinGalle13 Nov 2001
        
81ST Jayasuriya921ZimCol-SSC27 Dec 2001
 2Sangakkara1281ZimCol-SSC27 Dec 2001
 3HP Tillakaratne961ZimCol-SSC27 Dec 2001
 4Samaraweera123*1ZimCol-SSC27 Dec 2001
        
91M Jayawardene213*1EngGalle18 Dec 2007
 2WPUJC Vaas901EngGalle18 Dec 2007
        
101TM Dilshan1621BanChattogram03 Jan 2009
 2CK Kapugedera961BanChattogram03 Jan 2009
        
111TM Dilshan921NZlGalle18 Aug 2009
 2M Jayawardene1141NZlGalle18 Aug 2009
 3Samaraweera1591NZlGalle18 Aug 2009
        
121M Jayawardene921NZlCol-SSC26 Aug 2009
 2Samaraweera1431NZlCol-SSC26 Aug 2009
        
131Sangakkara1093NZlCol-SSC26 Aug 2009
 2M Jayawardene963NZlCol-SSC26 Aug 2009
        
141TM Dilshan1091IndMum-BS02 Dec 2009
 2AD Mathews991IndMum-BS02 Dec 2009
        
151M Jayawardene1054AusGalle31 Aug 2011
 2AD Mathews954AusGalle31 Aug 2011
        
161TM Dilshan921PakSharjah03 Nov 2011
 2Sangakkara1441PakSharjah03 Nov 2011
        
171JK Silva952PakDub-DSC08 Jan 2014
 2M Jayawardene1292PakDub-DSC08 Jan 2014
        
181Sangakkara2212PakGalle06 Aug 2014
 2AD Mathews912PakGalle06 Aug 2014
        
191JK Silva941ZimHarare29 Oct 2016
 2MDKJ Perera1101ZimHarare29 Oct 2016
        
201F Karunaratne931PakA Dhabi28 Sep 2017
 2LD Chandimal155*1PakA Dhabi28 Sep 2017
        
211AD Mathews1101EngGalle22 Jan 2021
 2N Dickwella921EngGalle22 Jan 2021
        
221BOP Fernando913WinN Sound21 Mar 2021
 2P Nissanka1033WinN Sound21 Mar 2021
 3N Dickwella963WinN Sound21 Mar 2021

BOP Fernando {91}, P Nissanka {103} and N Dickwella {96} scored nineties and century in the third innings of the test against West Indies at North Sound in the first test of the just concluded series to provide the second occasion of Sri Lanka’s two batsmen scoring nineties and another scoring a century in the same test innings. Both such occasions are tabulated below. The first such occasion was witnessed against Pakistan at Faisalabad in March 198

NoNoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
11S Wettimuny1571PakFaisalabad14 Mar 1982
 2RL Dias981PakFaisalabad14 Mar 1982
 3RS Madugalle91*1PakFaisalabad14 Mar 1982
        
21BOP Fernando913WinN Sound21 Mar 2021
 2P Nissanka1033WinN Sound21 Mar 2021
 3N Dickwella963WinN Sound21 Mar 2021
Sri Lankan wicket keeper batsmen scoring ninety in a test innings

Sri Lankan wicket keeper batsmen scoring ninety in a test innings

N Dickwella of Sri Lanka scored 96 against West Indies at North Sound in the first test of the just concluded test series to provide the 76th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a ninety in the annals of test cricket.

It also provides the seventh occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a ninety against West Indies and also provides the fourth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings. All such occasions are tabulated in the following tables.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1Imtiaz Ahmed913PakWinBridgetown17 Jan 1958
2JM Parks912EngWinLord’s16 Jun 1966
3RW Marsh971AusWinKingston16 Feb 1973
4RC Russell911EngWinThe Oval24 Aug 1995
5RR Pant921IndWinRajkot04 Oct 2018
6RR Pant922IndWinHyd-RGS12 Oct 2018
7N Dickwella963SrlWinN Sound21 Mar 2021
        
NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1CI Dunusinghe913SrlNZlNapier11 Mar 1995
2KC Sangakkara953SrlEngKandy07 Mar 2001
3N Dickwella921SrlEngGalle22 Jan 2021
4N Dickwella963SrlWinN Sound21 Mar 2021
Sri Lankan batsmen scoring a century on debut

Sri Lankan batsmen scoring a century on debut

P Nissanka of Sri Lanka scored 103 against West Indies at North Sound in the first test of the just concluded two series, to provide the 110th occasion of a batsman scoring a century on debut in the annals of test cricket.

It also provides the 16th occasion of a batsman scoring a century on debut against West Indies. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerRunsITeamGroundStart Date
1SC Griffith1401EngTrinidad11 Feb 1948
2JH Hampshire1072EngLord’s26 Jun 1969
3FC Hayes106*4EngThe Oval26 Jul 1973
4GJ Cosier1092AusMelbourne26 Dec 1975
5AC Hudson1632SAFBridgetown18 Apr 1992
6MS Sinclair2141NZkWellington26 Dec 1999
7H Masakadza1193ZimHarare27 Jul 2001
8SB Styris1071NZlSt George’s28 Jun 2002
9MJ Prior126*1EngLord’s17 May 2007
10Abul Hasan1131BanKhulna21 Nov 2012
11RG Sharma1772IndKolkata06 Nov 2013
12S van Zyl101*1SAFCenturion17 Dec 2014
13AC Voges130*2AusRoseau03 Jun 2015
14TA Blundell107*2NZlWellington01 Dec 2017
15PP Shaw1341IndRajkot04 Oct 2018
16P Nissanka1033SrlN Sound21 Mar 2021

P Nissanka became the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to score a century on debut. Others are DSBP Kuruppu, RS Kaluwitharana and TT Samaraweera. P Nissanka. P Nissanka became the first Sri Lankan batsman to score a century on debut on away soil. The following table lists all the four batsmen

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1DSBP Kuruppu201*1NZlCol-CCC16 Apr 1987
2Kaluwitharana132*2AusCol-SSC17 Aug 1992
3Samaraweera103*2IndCol-SSC29 Aug 2001
4P Nissanka1033WinN Sound21 Mar 2021