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Colombo Test: Runs record on first two days

By Rajneesh Gupta
July 28, 2010 08:57 IST
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All the five players who came out to bat in Sri Lankan's first innings in the second Test against India in Colombo scored at least a fifty.

Sri Lanka posted a mammoth 642 for four declared with Kumar Sangakkara scoring 219, Mahela Jayawardene (174) and Tharanga Paranavitana (100) getting hundreds, while Tillakaratne Dilshan (54) and Thilana Samaraweera (76 not out) scored half-centuries.

In reply, Virender Sehwag was unbeaten on a quick 64 from 63 balls as India ended day 2 on 95 for no loss in 18 overs.

This has happened only twice before in Test annals.

The details:

1. England (475-3 declared) vs Australia at Lord's in 1926:

(JB Hobbs 119, H Sutcliffe 82, FE Woolley 87, EH Hendren 127*, APF Chapman-50*)

2. India (505-3 declared) vs New Zealand at Mohali in 1999-00:

(DJ Gandhi 75, S Ramesh 73, R Dravid 144, SR Tendulkar 126*, SC Ganguly 64*)

3. Sri Lanka (642-4 declared) vs India at Colombo SSC in 2010

(NT Paranavitana 100, TM Dilshan 54, KC Sangakkara 219, DPMD J'wardene 174, TT Samaraweera 76*)

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