SSC Colombo, Sri Lanka: Both the teams reached SSC Colombo without knowing that a dead pitch awaits them. The batsmen of both the teams managed to create new personal milestones, shattering some records, while the bowlers also were forced to create new records.
1. 5 centuries were hit in the match including 2 double centuries (Sangakkara and Tendulkar). Paranavitana, Mahela and Suresh Raina were other centurions of the match.
2. 8 bowlers conceded more than 100 runs in the same match, a record on its own.
3. Both teams registered their highest totals on the venue.
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1. Sangakkara scored his 7th double century scoring 219 runs.
2. Mahela scored his 35th overall and 10th century on the same ground, surpassing the record held by Bradman of scoring highest 9 centuries on same ground.
3. Sri Lankan batsmen provided 3 century partnerships in their first innins.
4. Paranavitana and Sangakkara added 172 runs for 2nd wicket.
5. Sangakkara and Mahela added 193 runs for 3rd wicket.
6. Mahela and Samarweera added 176 runs for 4th wicket.
7. Paranavitana scored his 2nd consecutive century and also his 2nd test century.
8. SL scored their 3rd highest total against India scoring 642/4. 952/6 and 760/7 are othe top two scores.
9. Randiv, the off-spinner made his debut and got the dubious record of conceding maximum runs (222/2) on debut.
10. Randiv became fourth most expensive test bowler in an inning, conceding 222 runs. Rajesh Chahuhan (276 runs), Herath (240 runs) and Kumble (223 runs) are leading the pack.
11. All four main bowlers conceded more than 100 runs.
1. Raina made his debut, and become the 12th Indian debutant to score century (120 runs) on debut.
2. Raina is the first Indian to score century on debut against Sri Lanka.
3. Sehwag was out on 99 for the first time in his career and became the 3rd Indian batsman to do so.
4. Tendulkar hit his 48th century and 5th double century scoring 203 runs.
5. Tendulkar scored 150 runs or more for the 19th time, breaking Bradman’s record.
6. India gave two 100 plus partnership.
7. Sehwag and Murali Vijay added 165 runs for 1st wicket.
8. Tendulkar and Raina added 256 runs for 5th wicket, a record for 5th wicket partnership between India and Sri Lanka.
9. The inning was India’s longest ever innings overseas playing 225.2 overs.
10. The inning was third longest ever in Test Cricket.
11. Ojha and Ishant have now broken their own record set it Galle for maximum balls faced by Nos. 10 and 11. They faced 173 deliveries to add 39 runs for the 10th wicket.
12. All the four main Indian bowlers conceded 100 plus runs. Ishant, Mithun, Harbhajan and Pragyan conceded 100 plus runs in the SL first inning.