Stats Analysis

Best figures by an Indian in Sri Lanka

Stats highlights from the first day of the Galle Test

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
R Ashwin picked up six wickets, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day, August 12, 2015

R Ashwin took just 63 balls to complete his five-for, his fastest in Test cricket  •  AFP

6-46 R Ashwin's bowling figures, the best ever by any Indian spinner in the first innings of an away Test. The previous best was 6 for 94, by Bhagwath Chandrasekhar in Auckland in 1976.
1 Indian bowlers who had previously taken a six-wicket haul in Sri Lanka - Harbhajan Singh in Galle, in 2008. Ashwin's figures of 6 for 46 in this Galle Test are the best ever for any Indian bowler in Sri Lanka.
5 Years since India have taken five wickets before lunch on the first day of a Test. The last instance was against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2010. Sri Lanka were 65 for 5 at Lunch on the first day of this Test.
10.3 Number of overs (or 63 balls) in which Ashwin completed his five-wicket haul, the fewest he has taken in Tests. Ashwin had earlier taken 16.2 overs (98 balls) against New Zealand (first innings) in 2012.
0 Fifty-plus opening stands for Sri Lanka in 2015. In fact, Sri Lanka only average 27.3 per opening stand this year. Sri Lanka's openers only managed to add 15 runs in the first innings of this Test.
73-0 Sri Lanka's score from the first 18 overs after lunch. They only managed 45 for 5 in the next 8.2, and had scored 65 for 5 in the 23 overs till lunch.
2 Times in the last 20 years that Sri Lanka lost three wickets for 50 runs or less in a home Test against India - both times in Galle. Sri Lanka were 27 for 3 in the first innings of this Test. Interestingly, Sri Lanka's fourth wicket added exactly 27 runs on both occasions.
79 The sixth-wicket partnership between Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews, the highest for Sri Lanka against India when five wickets have fallen for 100 runs or less. Their stand was only the second time that Sri Lanka's sixth-wicket pair had posted 50-plus runs against India after being five down for 100 runs or less.
13 Indian batsmen who have scored 1000 Test runs in 25 innings or less. Shikhar Dhawan, who reached this mark in exactly 25 innings, is the 13th Indian to achieve this feat.
2 Sri Lankan players who have played 50-plus Tests and have a 50-plus batting average - Kumar Sangakkara (57.8) and Angelo Mathews (51.9). Mathews is currently playing his 50th Test match.
33 Tests that Amit Mishra has missed between his last two appearances. He last played a Test on August 19, 2011 at The Oval. The last time he took a Test wicket was exactly four years ago, on August 12, 2011 in Birmingham.
42 Runs scored by Rohit Sharma in his last 10 Test and ODI innings in Sri Lanka. He averages 4.2 runs per innings in this period, with scores of 4, 0, 11, 5, 5, 0, 0, 4, 4 & 9.