At the stumps on day 2 of the first Test between Sri Lanka and India at Galle, Sri Lanka is in a huge trouble.
India began the day 2 on their overnight score 399/3 and carried on to 600 before getting all out.
In reply, Sri Lanka was 154/5 at the end of the day as India was still ahead by 446 runs.
Brief Scores: India – 600 (Shikhar Dhawan 190, Cheteshwar Pujara 153, Nuwan Pradeep 6/132)
Sri Lanka – 154/5 (Upul Tharanga 64, Angelo Mathews 54*, Mohammed Shami 2/30)
Here are some statistical highlights of Day 2 of the 1st Test:
- Indian batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara, both scored 150+ runs in India’s 1st innings of this Test match. It is the fourth time when two Indian batsmen scored 150 or more runs in a Test innings outside India.
There are no such incidents when more than two Indian batsmen scored 150 or more runs in a Test innings outside India.
- Debutant Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya scored a brilliant 50 runs with 5 fours and 3 sixes. It is the most no.of sixes hit by an Indian batsman on his debutant Test innings.
Also, Hardik Pandya completed his half-century in 48 balls which is the second fastest half-century by an Indian Test debut batsman. The record holder is Yadvinder Singh (Yuvraj of Patiala) who had scored a 42-ball half-century in his debut Test match.
- India was all out for 600 in their first innings of this Test match. It is India’s second highest total in a Test innings on the Sri Lankan soil. The highest Test innings total for India on the Sri Lankan soil is 707 at Colombo (SSC) in 2010.
- At the end of India’s first innings, Sri Lankan right-arm pacer Nuwan Pradeep ended with the figure of 31-2-132-6. It is the second best bowling figure in a Test innings by a Sri Lankan pacer against India. The best bowling figure in this list is 41-10-85-6 by Rumesh Ratnayake at Colombo (SSC) in 1985.
- Four Sri Lankan bowlers conceded 100+ runs during India’s first innings of this Test match. It is the only second time when four Sri Lankan bowlers conceded 100 or more runs in a home Test innings. The first incident was also against India at Colombo (SSC) Test in 2010.