Statistical Highlights: India vs SL, 2nd Test, Day 1

Here are the highlights of Day 1 of the 2nd Test between India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

updated: November 24, 2009 12:44 IST
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Here are the highlights of Day 1 of the 2nd Test between India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

  • Gautam Gambhir (167) has posted his highest innings at Green Park, surpassing the 96 off 151 balls in his only previous innings at this ground against South Africa in November 2004.

  • Gambhir, with his aforesaid hundred, became the third Indian to post four successive Test hundreds, joining Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid. In his nine Tests, Gambhir has posted seven hundreds.

  • Sehwag has recorded eight hundreds each in India and overseas. His 16th Test century is his second against Sri Lanka.

  • Sehwag's 131 off 122 balls is his first hundred in nine Tests under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy.

  • For the sixth time, both openers have posted hundreds in the same Test innings for India.

  • Gambhir and Sehwag were involved in a first wicket partnership of 233 - the first double century stand against Sri Lanka and the second best by any opening pair against Sri Lanka - the best being the 255 between Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden for Australia at Cairns in 2004.

  • Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir became the first pair to have been involved in two double century partnerships for the first wicket for India.

  • Muttiah Muralitharan (18-0-100-2) has extended his record for conceding 100 runs or more in an innings 59 times.

  • For the first time, India (417) have made 400 or more in in a day's play, surpassing the 385 for six on the first day of the Ahmedabad Test.

  • Rahul Dravid (85 not out) has posted his best innings at Green Park - his third fifty at this venue - the said innings is his 58th Test fifty and his ninth against Sri Lanka.