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Stats: Eighth straight toss loss for India

August 03, 2010 19:20 IST

Statistical highlights of Day 1 in the third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo, on Tuesday.

# Sachin Tendulkar became the most capped player (169) in Test annals, overtaking Australia's Steve Waugh's tally (168).

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# Since December 2009, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has lost seven tosses. Virender Sehwag, in Dhoni's absence, led India in the Chittagong Test in January 2010, and lost the toss. India have now lost eight tosses in a row since December 2009.

# Pragyan Ojha (2/78) registered his best bowling figures in Sri Lanka, obliterating the 1 for 172 at Colombo (SSC) in the second Test of the present series.

# Ojha's best figures in Tests are 3 for 101 against Sri Lanka at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai in December 2009.

# With Paranavitana's catch, Mahendra Singh Dhoni established an Indian record for most Test dismissals (19) against Sri Lanka, outstripping Nayan Mongia's tally of 18 in 9 Tests.

# Kumar Sangakkara is the third  Sri Lankan skipper after Mahela Jayawardene (twice) and Marvan Atapattu to aggregate 400 runs in a Test series.

# Sangakkara (439) surpassed the previous record by a Sri Lankan skipper against India. Duleep Mendis had scored 310 in six innings at an average of 62.00, including one century and three fifties, in 1985.

# Sangakkara's tally (ave. 146.33) is his career-best in a Test series, bettering the 428 in three innings at an average of 428.00 against Bangladesh in Sri Lanka in 2007.

# Sangakkara has averaged 72.00 as captain -- 1224 runs in 11 Tests, including five centuries and three fifties.

# With his 75 against India, Sangakkara has become the fifth batsman to aggregate 6,000 runs in Asia -- 6016 at an average of 60.76 in 107 innings (67 Tests). His tally includes 22 fifties and 19 hundreds.

# Sangakkara, for the first time, has won all three tosses in a rubber and became the first Sri Lankan skipper to register the feat against India.

# Sangakkara is the second Sri Lankan player to make 400 runs in a Test series against India, amassing 439 (ave. 146.33) in four innings.

# Sanath Jayasuriya is the only one to amass 500 runs in a Test series in Sri Lanka-India Tests - 571 at an average of 190.33 in just three innings, including two centuries.

# Thilan Samaraweera's outstanding unbeaten 65 off 143 balls is his 23rd fifty overall - his fifth against India.

# Samaraweera has amassed 690 against India in 13 Tests at an average of 57.50, including two hundreds.

# Mahela Jayawardene's 56 off 154 balls is his eighth fifty against India - his 36th overall.

# Jayawardene took his run-aggregate in the present series to 283 (ave. 70.75) in four innings - a tally exceeded only by Sangakkara (439) and Tendulkar (295).