Statistical Highlights: India vs SL, 2nd Test, Day 4

Here are the highlights of Day 4 of the 2nd Test between India and Sri Lanka on Friday.

updated: November 27, 2009 10:22 IST
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Here are the highlights of Day 4 of the 2nd Test between India and Sri Lanka on Friday.

  • India, under the leadership of Dhoni, have won six out of nine Tests played, the winning % being 66.66 - the highest by an Indian captain.

  • India have now recorded 26 victories by an innings margin - 7 against Sri Lanka, four against England, three each against Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, two against New Zealand and one against West Indies.

  • The Indian triumph at Kanpur is their ninth in 16 Tests against Sri Lanka in India - winning % 56.25.

  • Sri Lanka is yet to register a Test win in India.

  • Prasanna Jayawardene became the second Sri lankan and the fourth batsman in the present series to complete 200 runs or more - 222 at an average of 111.00. The top four batsmen in the series in terms of run-aggregate are: Rahul Dravid (359), Mahela Jayawardene (332) and Gautam Gambhir (282).

  • Prasanna has completed 200 runs or more in a Test series for the first time.

  • For the second time in his Test career, Sreesanth has received the Man of the Match award - his first against Sri Lanka.

  • India have celebrated their 100th Test win with their third biggest win against Sri Lanka, bettering the innings and 119-run triumph at Lucknow in 1993-94. The win is India's third biggest in Test cricket - the top two being by an innings and 239 runs against Bangladesh at Mirpur in 2007 and by an innings 219 runs against Austrlia in the 1997-98 Kolkata Test.

  • India's aforesaid victory is their second in five Tests (the other three being drawn) this year, thus becoming the only nation not to lose a Test match this year.

  • Sri Lanka's defeat to India is their first in ten Tests in 2009 - their tally of five wins is the most recorded by any team.

  • Sri Lanka have suffered their fifth biggest defeat in Tests.

  • Samaraweera, with his third half-century against India, his 21st overall, has taken his run-aggregate to 1233 at an average of 82.20, including four hundreds and four fifties in Tests. He is the top run-getter in 2009.

  • Samaraweera and Ajantha Mendis were involved in a 73-run stand - Sri Lanka's best ever for the ninth wicket against India.

  • Harbhajan became the third bowler to complete 20 wickets or more at Green Park - the top two bowlers at this venue being Kapil Dev (25 in seven Tests) and Anil Kumble (21 in three Tests).