Indians played 3-test series at Sri Lanka and during their 8th test series win vs Sri Lanka created new records in every test match, achieving their first-ever AWAY test series whitewash in 3 or more test series. While Ashwin went on creating new world records, debutant Hardik Pandya, opener KL Rahul and all rounder Jadeja joined him in approaching new Indian and world records with Captain Kohli, Dhawan and Pujara. Check the complete statistics of the series and also the Indian, Sri Lankan and World records registered during the series.
Stats of India in Sri Lanka 2017 Test Series
Highest Team Scores: 622/9d and 600 by India
Lowest Team Scores: 135, 181, 183 (All by Sri Lanka)
Highest Runs in Series: 358 (Dhawan), 309 Pujara), 229 (Rahane), 285 Karunaratne, 227 Dikcwella, 200 Kusal Mendis
100s: 9 (7 Ind, 2 SL)
50s: 14 (8 Ind, 6 SL)
Highest Wickets in Series: 17 (Ashwin), 13 (Jadeja), 10 (Shami)
5+ wickets: 4 (2 each) 6/132 Pradeep, 5/69 Ashwin, 5/152 Jadeja, 5/132 Sandakan
Best Bowling in Match: 7/201 Ashwin, 7/236 Jadeja, 6/195 Pradeep
100+ Partnerships: 7 (5 Ind, 2 SL)
Bilateral Series Records
304 runs is the biggest test win by runs in the Bilateral series.
1st win by innings for India at Sri lanka (2nd test)
1st time India registered 2 200+ partnerships in same tour vs Sri Lanka.
Indian Test Record
1st whitewash in AWAY test series by India. Overall 5th whitewash in test series by India.
2nd biggest win by innings for India in away test. (an innings and 171 runs)
5 players scored centuries for India, equalling Indian record in any away test series.
6th Indian Opener (Dhawan) to score more than 1 century in an AWAY series.
1st Indian to score 100+ runs before lunch session on any day of a test. Hardik Pandya scored 107 runs.
26 runs scored by Pandya in Malinda Pushpakumara’s over is the highest by any Indian in one over of test match. He had 3 6s and 2 4s. Brian Lara (28), George Bailey (28) and Shahid Afridi (27) have scored more.
3rd Indian (Hardik Pandya) after Kapil (Eddie Hemmings at Lord’s in 1990) and Dhoni (Dave Mohammed in Antigua in 2006) to hit 3 consecutive test 6s. Afridi and AB de Villiers hold the record of 4 consecutive test 6s.
86-ball century of Pandya is 2nd fastest by an Indian in AWAY test after 78-ball century by Sehwag (Gros Islet in 2006).
7 6s by Pandya is joint 2nd highest (With Sehwag and Harbhajan) for India after 8 6s by Sidhu (vs SL, Lucknow 1993-94)
1st first class century comes through test matches for Hardik Pandya, 5th Indian to register the record after Vijay Manjrekar, Kapil Dev, Ajay Ratra and Harbhajan Singh.
7th consecutive test 50 makes KL Rahul cross Indian record of 6 such scores by Gundappa Viswanath and Rahul Dravid.
3rd fastest (Pujara, 84th innings) to reach 4000 test runs behind Sehwag (79 innings) and Gavaskar (81 innings).
Sri Lankan Test Record
2nd whitewash against Sri Lanka at home in test matches.
188 run partnership is the highest in Sri lanka by any visiting team for 1st wicket. Dhawan and Kohli broke the record 171 runs added by Manoj Prabhakar and Navjot Sidhu at SSC in 1993.
86-ball century by Pandya is joint fastest (with Wasim Akram) by any visiting batsman in Sri Lanka. 81-ball century by Mahela is fastest in Sri Lanka.
5th Test win for Kohli vs Sri Lanka makes him the captain with most wins against Sri Lanka and only Indian captain to win 2 test series in Sri Lanka.
304 runs is the biggest loss for Sri Lanka in Tests by runs against any country.
World Record in Test Matches
7th 50+ consecutive test score by KL Rahul equals world record Everton Weekes, Andy Flower, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kumar Sangakkara and Chris Rogers. Only he and Chris Rogers did not convert any score into century.
8th consecutive test series win for India. Only 2nd behind record 9 test series win of Australia.
4th Man of the match award for Jadeja, leading the charts in 2017.
Jadeja (32 tests) is QUICKEST left arm bowler to reach 150 test wickets breaking Mitchell Johnson’s (34 tests) record.
26th 5-wkt haul for Ashwin in 51 tests breaks Hadlee’s record of same feat in 63 tests.
304 runs win is the biggest test win by runs for India in Away test breaking 279 run win record vs England at Leeds, 1986. Overall, its India’s 4th biggest test win.