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Stats Analysis

Rahane takes world record eight catches

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

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
R Ashwin picked up the first 10-wicket haul by an Indian spinner in away Tests since 2009  •  Associated Press

R Ashwin picked up the first 10-wicket haul by an Indian spinner in away Tests since 2009  •  Associated Press

8 Catches taken by Ajinkya Rahane in this Test, the most for any fielder in Test history. Five fielders had previously taken exactly seven catches.
13 Tests in which Dinesh Chandimal reached 1000 runs as a wicketkeeper, the fastest for any keeper in Test history. Chandmil bettered the record previously held by AB de Villiers, who scored 1000 runs as a keeper in 14 Tests. Chandimal reached this mark when batting on 110 during his second-innings century.
162 Runs scored by Chandimal in the second innings, the second-best score by a Sri Lankan keeper in the second innings of a Test. The only Sri Lankan keeper to post a higher score is Kumar Sangakkara, who made 185 against Pakistan at the SSC (Colombo) in 2006.
4 Test centuries scored by Chandimal, the second-most for any Sri Lankan wicket-keeper after Kumar Sangakkara (7). Each of the Chandimal's three previous centuries came against Bangladesh.
10 Wickets taken by R Ashwin in this Test, the sixth ten-wicket haul by an Indian spinner in an away Test. The last time this happened was also in Galle, when Harbhajan Singh returned figures of 10 for 153 in 2008.
6.6 Ashwin's average against left-handed batsmen in this Test. He bowled 105 balls at them, conceded only 46 runs, and took seven wickets. Ashwin averaged a significantly higher 38 against right-handed batsmen, conceding 114 runs from 147 balls and taking only three wickets.
0 Previous instances of a 100-plus target being achieved in the fourth innings in Galle. Such a target has been set on 13 previous occasions, with the chasing team losing nine of those Tests and drawing four. The highest target successfully achieved in Galle is 99, by Sri Lanka against Pakistan in 2014. India are chasing 176 to win this Test.
49 Runs scored by Jehan Mubarak in this innings, his highest Test score. Mubarak is yet to post a half-century from 21 Test innings. His previous highest Test score was 48, against South Africa in 2002.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNcricinfo