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Dhawan joins Gavaskar and Dravid

Statistical highlights from the second day of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka in Galle

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
13-Aug-2015
Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli share a lighter moment, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, August 13, 2015

Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli posted India's highest third-wicket stand (227) against Sri Lanka  •  Associated Press

3 Indian openers who have scored two back-to-back hundreds in away Tests - Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and now Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan scored 134 in the first innings of this Test, and 173 in his last Test innings - against Bangladesh in Fatuallah.
227 The partnership between Virat Kohli and Dhawan, the highest third-wicket stand for India in Tests against Sri Lanka. Their partnership was India's 16th third-wicket stand of 200-plus runs, but their first in a Test against Sri Lanka.
8 Test scores between 100 and 120 for Kohli. He has gone past 120 only thrice out of his 11 Test centuries. Kohli was dismissed for 103 in the first innings of this Test. In fact, this is the third time he has been dismissed on exactly 103, the only 100-plus score he has been dismissed on more than once.
0 Previous instances in Test history of both opening batsmen being dismissed by spinners for ducks in the same innings. During the second innings, Sri Lanka's openers, Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva were dismissed for ducks by R Ashwin and Amit Mishra respectively.
4 Centuries scored by Virat Kohli in his first four matches as captain. Only two other players have scored four centuries in their first four matches as captain - Alastair Cook and Sunil Gavaskar. Cook scored five centuries in his first five Tests as captain.
8 Indian batsmen who were dismissed either bowled or lbw, the joint-most for India in Tests. There have been five instances of eight Indian batsmen being dismissed either bowled or lbw, with the last of those coming against Pakistan in 1982.
72 Number of balls played by India at the start of the second day without scoring a single boundary. Dhawan hit India's the first boundary - a four - in the 13th over of the day.
1 Fifty-plus scores for Kohli in international cricket since his century (107) against Pakistan in the 2015 World Cup. Since then, he had not made a single 50-plus score in 12 innings till his 103 in the first innings of this Test.
2 Number of of Indian wicketkeepers who have made a 50-plus score in Tests in Sri Lanka. The only keeper to do this before Wriddhiman Saha (60) in this Test was MS Dhoni, who scored 76 at the SSC (Colombo) in 2010.