Player of the Match
Player of the Match
, play 03:15
Maharoof: SL selectors need to make serious decisions

Believes there are many options for the selectors to approach, but Rangana Herath's fitness remains key to Sri Lanka's chances in the series

, play 01:43
Agarkar: The gulf between both sides stood exposed

Ajit Agarkar feels Sri Lanka were always behind after conceding 399 on the opening day of the Galle Test

, play 02:14
Agarkar: Surface hasn't deteriorated as expected

India managed just two wickets in the post-lunch session on the fourth day, with Dimuth Karunaratne and Niroshan Dickwella standing tall

, play 01:16
Agarkar: Kohli showed why he's regarded highly

Ajit Agarkar is all praise for Virat Kohli's conversion rate - he now has 17 hundreds and 14 fifties - after 58 Tests

, play 02:00
Maharoof: Kohli's decision sensible, allowed pitch to deteriorate

India did not enforce the follow-on despite a 309-run lead over the hosts in the first Test at Galle

, play 02:19
Agarkar: India could have bowled again today

Ajit Agarkar feels India's decision to not enforce the follow-on was predictable

, play 02:29
Agarkar: Sri Lanka need Mathews to bat for both runs and time

Ajit Agarkar and Farveez Maharoof discuss the importance of Angleo Mathews in the middle and the risks he took en route to his unbeaten 54

, play 01:38
Maharoof: Disappointed by Gunathilaka and Mendis' dismissals

Ajit Agarkar and Farveez Maharoof discuss play from day 2 of the first Test which saw the Sri Lanka batsmen struggle against India's bowling attack

, play 00:40
Agarkar: Pandya helped put India in box seat

India brought up their fastest 600 in Test cricket and also managed to get one Sri Lanka wicket in the second session of the first Test at Galle

, play 02:27
Maharoof: SL built pressure from both ends

Ajit Agarkar and Farveez Maharoof analyse play from the first session on Day 2 of the first Test

, play 04:35
Agarkar: Dhawan flawless against spin

Shikhar Dhawan's use of the feet while driving and marked confidence while sweeping stood out

, play 03:19
Four or five bowlers: Three questions for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka desperately need their experienced players, Angelo Mathews and Upul Tharanga, to find form quickly against India

, play 01:26
Every ball is an event for us - Kohli

Virat Kohli said his team treats all matches with the same intensity ahead of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka at Galle

, play 03:11
Pandya, Rohit or both: Three questions for India

How will R Ashwin fare on his happy hunting ground? And will India continue to persist with five bowlers?

, play 02:51
Arnold: Sri Lanka spinners know how to work batsmen out

Whichever team tackles spin better will have the edge, argues Russel Arnold

Humongous target

1

No. of bigger targets set by India in Tests, than the 550 runs in this match. They had set NZ 617 in Wellington in 2008-09 and that match ended as draw.

Top-four high

2009

Last time India's top-4 scored 3 or more centuries in a Test, before this match. Gambhir, Sehwag and Dravid had scored 100s against SL in Kanpur.

Mukund's best

62

Abhinav Mukund's previous highest score in Tests. His fifty in this innings is only his second in 14 Test innings/

Huge lead, no follow-on

1

No. of bigger first inns leads for Ind after which they did not enforce follow-on. Dravid had chosen to bat again after 319-run lead at Oval 2007 and that was drawn.

Big gain

309

India's first innings lead in this match, their highest ever in a Test in Sri Lanka. Their previous highest was lead of 192 runs in Galle in 2015.

Dilruwan loves Galle

3

No. of 50+ scores for Dilruwan Perera in his last 4 Test innings in Galle, including this inns. 3 of his 5 Test fifties have come in Galle.

Mathews continuing it

339

Runs scored by Mathews when India toured Sri Lanka last time, in 2015. He was the highest run-getter of the series and also the only one to make 2 100s.

Another 600

5

No. of 600-plus totals by India in last one year, including this. All other teams combined have scored only one such total; Australia v Pak at MCG.

Nuwan's first

0

No. of five-wicket hauls for Nuwan Pradeep in his Test career, before this game. He gets his maiden five-for in his 25th Test. He had six four-fors.

Herath's rare failure

2

No. of times Herath has conceded over 100 runs before taking a wicket in a home Test, including this match. The earlier one was also in Galle, v Pak in 2000.

Makes'em big

6

No. of 150+ scores for Pujara, including this innings. He has converted 50% of his centuries into 150+ scores - 6 out of 12.

Dhawan's session

110

Previous most runs by an India batsman in the 2nd session of the day, by Polly Umrigar v WI, PoS 1961-62. Dhawan has overcome that starting the session on 64*.

Starts strong

4

No. of 100s for Dhawan in the first or only Test of a series, including this. The only exception was his 187 on debut which was the 3rd Test of that series.

Second-wicket high

8

No. of century partnerships for the 2nd wicket for India since 2016, easily the most among all teams. NZ are next with 5 century stands for that wicket.

Dhawan v Sri Lanka

63.85

Dhawan's ave in International matches against SL, before today - his best against any opposition (2+ inns). He scored 125 in recent Champions Trophy match.