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India vs Sri Lanka Galle Test: Number’s overtake Past records

India beat Sri Lanka by 304 runs (Picture Source - Hindustan Times/Reuters)

India draws the first blood in the Test series and it is a very comprehensive victory for Virat Kohli-men. Initially, it was all about Shikhar Dhawan’s incredible knock along side ever-composed Cheteshwar Pujara followed by the collective effort from Indian bowling unit. The blitz from the skipper Virat Kohli and the heartbreak for Karunaratne on Day 4 hold special moments.

After getting an impressive lead of 498 runs on Day 3, Virat Kohli quickly knocked his 17th Test ton by keeping Sri Lankan bowlers at a bay. Indian pace battery, Shami and Umesh Yadav once again bettered Islanders with the new ball as they dented a couple of wickets while the world class-duo Jadeja and Ashwin did the rest on wicket that offered nothing for bowlers.

India beat Lanka Galle, Test
India beat Sri Lanka by 304 runs (Picture Source – Hindustan Times/Reuters)

Shikhar Dhawan who knocked a fantabulous 190-run off 168 deliveries has been adjudged as a man of the match while Ravichandran Ashwin has been presented with a memento for his 50th Test match appearance for India. Coming to Sri Lanka, it is one of the forgettable matches for them as they never got a single thing in their favour apart from some class from D. Perera.

Here are the Statistical Highlights:

304 – The victory margin of 304 runs is the biggest ever victory for India away from home.

304 – The biggest margin for Sri Lanka in terms of runs to lose a Test for Sri Lanka.

304 – The fourth biggest ever victory for India in Test cricket.

1 –  For the first time, Ashwin dismissed a batsman who was in nervous 90’s.

1 – Today Virat Kohli became the only batsman in the world cricket to have an average of over 50 in each format of the game.

7 – For the seventh time in Tests, Virat Kohli started a series by scoring a century in the first match.

10 – Virat Kohli scored the tenth century as a skipper and 10th outside India as well.

17 – Virat Kohli registered 17th Test hundred of his career.

550 – The target set by India is their second highest ever in Test after 617 versus Kiwis.

1 – For the first time, Virat Kohli scored a century in third innings of a Test.

2 –  Virat Kohli is the second skipper to have most centuries in Test after Gavaskar (11).

1 – For the first time, India won the first Test of a series in Sri Lanka.

71.43 – The conversation rate of Virat Kohli in Tests as skipper. Second most after DJ McGlew.

Written by Prashi Relangi

Cricket is my passion and scripting articles on it is my profession. I just love what I do.

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