At the stumps on day 4 of the third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka at Feroz Shah Kotla (Delhi), India on the verge of victory.
Sri Lanka began the day on their overnight first innings score 356/9 and carried on to 373 before losing out their last batsman. India got a huge first innings lead of 163 runs.
India made 246/5 in their second innings before their skipper announced declaration. India put a huge target of 410 runs in the front of Sri Lanka.
At the stumps on the penultimate day of this Test, Sri Lanka was batting on 31/3 while they have still needed 379 more runs to claim a victory.
Brief Scores: India – 536/7 decl. (Virat Kohli 243, Murali Vijay 155, Lakshan Sandakan 4/167) & 246/5 decl. (Shikhar Dhawan 67, Rohit Sharma 50*, Dhananjaya de Silva 1/31)
Sri Lanka – 373 (Dinesh Chandimal 164, Angelo Mathews 111, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/90) & 31/3 (Dhananjaya de Silva 13*, Dimuth Karunaratne 13, Ravindra Jadeja 2/5)
Here are some statistical highlights of Day 4 of the third Test:
- Sri Lanka was bowled out for 373 runs in their 1st innings. It is their fifth highest total in a Test innings on the Indian soil. Here is the detail list:
Sri Lanka’s highest total in a Test innings on the Indian soil (all against India)
|393||Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium)||2009|
- During the day, Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara completed his 1,100 Test runs in 2017. He became the first batsman to achieve this feat in 2017. At the end of India’s second innings in this Test, Pujara has scored 1,140 Test runs in 2017.
- After playing a brilliant 243 runs knock in the first innings, Indian skipper Virat Kohli (50) scored another half-century during India’s second innings of this Test match. Here are some important stats about this:
i) Kohli became the first Indian captain to score 50 or more runs in both innings of a Test match against Sri Lanka.
ii) Also, it was the 16th time when an Indian skipper has scored 50 or more runs in both innings of any Test match.
iii) As an Indian skipper, it was the third time for Virat Kohli when he scored 50 or more runs in both innings of a Test match. It is the second most no.of times by an Indian skipper to score 50 or more runs in both innings of a Test match. Here is the detail list:
Indian captains played no.of times 50 or more runs in both innings of a Test match
|Indian Test captains||No.of times scored 50 or more runs in both innings of a Test match|
|Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi||3|
- Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored total 293 runs (243 & 50) in this Test match. It is a total runs scored by an Indian captain in a Test match. The previous record holder was Sunil Gavaskar who had scored total 289 runs (107 & 182*) against West Indies at Kolkata in 1978.
- At the end of India’s second innings in this Test match, Virat Kohli has already scored 2,818 runs in the international cricket in 2017. It is the second most runs scored by any batsman in international cricket in a calendar year. The record holder is Ricky Ponting (Australia/ICC World XI) with 2,833 international runs in 2005. Currently, Kohli is just 15 runs behind Ponting’s record.
- India scored total 782 runs (536/7 decl. & 246/5 decl.) in this Test match. It is India’s fourth highest aggregated Test total against Sri Lanka. Here is the detail list:
India’s highest aggregated Test totals against Sri Lanka
|Aggregated total||Total wickets fall||Venue||Year|
- In this Test match, India’s both innings ended with declarations. It is the first such incident when India made the declaration in their both innings of a Test match against Sri Lanka.