Nothing changed from the first Test to the second Test when it comes to vows for Sri Lanka. Cheteshwar Pujara has once again been the unplucked thorn for the visitors as he compiled yet another century under his name. Ajinkya Rahane too joins the party by bagging a hundred in his record kitty.
It was all about Pujara today, as he took his 50th Test cap for the country and then erred a wrong plug in KL Rahul’s dismissal but backed it by notching century. He remained unbeaten at the end of the day 1 with 128* runs to his name while Ajinkya Rahane accumulated 103* runs.
Statistical Highlights of Day 1:
1 – This is the first time India registered two centuries on Day 1 in consecutive Tests away from home.
1 – India became the first team to notch over 300 runs on Day 1 in consecutive matches in Sri Lanka.
6 – KL Rahul knocked 6 consecutive 50+ scores, the joint most by any other in Indian Cricket. Gundappa Vishwanath and Rahul Dravid to do so.
4000 – Earlier in the day, Cheteshwar Pujara knocked 4000 runs to his name.
50 – Cheteshwar Pujara registered 50th Test of his career.
3 – Cheteshwar Pujara is the third quickest Indian player to reach 4000 runs equalling Rahul Dravid in 84 innings.
7 – Pujara became the seventh Indian and 37th overall to score 100 in 50th Test.
13 – 13 termed as an unlucky number. Virat Kohli is the third Indian skipper to dismiss on 13.
13 – MCheteshwar Pujara registered his 13th Test century.
15 – Pujara becomes 15th Indian batsman to register 4000 Test runs.
9 – Ajinkya Rahane knocked 9th Test century of his career.
5 – Cheteshwar Pujara just took 5 innings to register 3 hundreds in Sri Lanka joint highest along side Sachin.