#INDvsSL Fascinating numbers from Galle Test, Day 1

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126Runs scored by Shikhar Dhawan between lunch and tea – from 64* to 190 – second most by an Indian in a session after Virender Sehwag’s 133 (between tea and close on day two) versus Sri Lanka at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in 2009-2010.

Dhawan is fourth in the rundown of Indian batsmen scoring most keeps running on the opening day of a Test after Virender Sehwag’s 228 (versus Pak, Multan, 2003-2004) and 195 (versus Australia, Melbourne, 2003-2004) and Wasim Jaffer’s 192 (versus Pakistan, Kolkata, 2007-2008).

110 Number of balls Dhawan took to score his hundred.Just Virender Sehwag has scored speedier hundreds for India in Sri Lanka.



1 Number of going to batsmen to have scored hundreds in initial two Tests in Sri Lanka before Wednesday – Australia’s Damien Martyn.

Dhawan and Pujara expanded this number to three!

2 Number of Indian batsmen who have scored a hundred out of a session over and over.

This was the second such occurrence for Dhawan.

He had scored 106 amongst lunch and tea against Australia at Mohali in 2012-2013 (on make a big appearance).

Dhawan now joins Sehwag who scored a hundred out of a session on three events.

253 Runs included by Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara – the most elevated second-wicket association for India against Sri Lanka, bettering 237 between Sehwag and Rahul Dravid at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in 2009-2010.

399 Runs scored by India – second most they have ever scored on the opening day of a Test after 417/2 (versus Sri Lanka at Kanpur in 2009-2010).

This is additionally India’s most astounding aggregate in any day’s play outside India.

They had made 375/9 against New Zealand at Wellington in 2008-2009.

This is additionally the most any side has made in a day’s play against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, beating Australia’s 367/7 at the Colombo SSC in 1992.

3 Number of times two Indian players have scored hundreds on the opening day of an arrangement outside India.

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