Player of the Match
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2.05pm Srinath Sripath has this tasty nugget: That is India's highest score in the first innings in an away Test since this game.

Gaurav: "One of the rare occasions when Kohli is the lowest scorer in team and the only one NOT to reach double digit."

1.55pm That was a whirlwind mini-session. India rustled up 97 runs in 16.1 overs, Pandya leading the lower-order onslaught with a maiden Test fifty. Shami and Umesh also swung their bats around to pile the misery on the hosts. Don't worry if you had missed the action. WATCH - Pandya and Shami hitting sixes for fun Over to Sri Lanka's batsmen in a bit.

133.1
W
Kumara to Pandya, OUT, That is that. Kumara wraps up India for 600! Banged in short on middle, Pandya takes it on, you've got to once you've reached 600. He shapes to muscle it away over the boundary. But he does not get all of it. Skies it to deep square leg. Dhananjaya, subbing for Asela, tumbles and clings onto the catch

HH Pandya c sub (DM de Silva) b Kumara 50 (88m 49b 5x4 3x6) SR: 102.04

Around the wicket.

END OF OVER:
133 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 600/9

  • Umesh Yadav11 (10b)
  • Hardik Pandya50 (48b)
  • Rangana Herath40-6-159-1
  • Lahiru Kumara25-3-131-2
132.6
0
Herath to Yadav, no run, full and outside off, pressed into the covers
132.5
0
Herath to Yadav, no run, drifts in to rap the pad, Umesh plays down the wrong line
132.4
0
Herath to Yadav, no run, non-turner on middle, played back to the bowler
132.3
4
Herath to Yadav, FOUR runs, flighted liberally on middle stump, Umesh clears his front leg and biffs it over Herath's head. That's a violent hit, and it raises India's 600
132.2
0
Herath to Yadav, no run, pushed through on middle and leg, Umesh presses forward and blocks to short midwicket
132.1
1
Herath to Pandya, 1 run, tossed on middle, nudged away past the right of the bowler. Pandya takes the single and brings up a 48-ball fifty on debut

END OF OVER:
132 | 12 Runs | INDIA: 595/9

  • Umesh Yadav7 (5b)
  • Hardik Pandya49 (47b)
  • Lahiru Kumara25-3-131-2
  • Rangana Herath39-6-154-1
131.6
6
Kumara to Yadav, SIX runs, Umesh goes bang! He puts a smile on Kohli's face and has his captain and coach clapping. Length on middle, Umesh cleared his front leg and T20'd over the bowler's head. Launched for a six

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.