# Murali Vijay [ Images ] and Virender Sehwag [ Images ] put on an opening stand of 165 -- India's third best for the first wicket against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, next only to the 171 between Manoj Prabhakar [ Images ] and Navjot Singh Sidhu at Colombo, SSC in 1993 and 167 between Gautam Gambhir [ Images ] and Sehwag at Galle in 2008.
# Since recording a career-best 87 against Sri Lanka at Mumbai's [ Images ] Brabourne Stadium in 2009-10, Murali Vijay has posted his highest score (58).
# Murali has posted both his Test fifties against Sri Lanka.
# Murali and Sehwag have averaged 150.00 for the first wicket -- the highest by an opening pair with 500 runs or more for India. Their aggregate of 600 includes three century partnerships and one ninety-plus.
# With his century partnership, Tendulkar has set a record for most century stands (12) against Sri Lanka, surpassing Pakistan's Younis Khan's [ Images ] tally of 11.
# Tendulkar has become the first batsman to aggregate 600 runs against Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC -- 603 runs at an average of 100.50 in five Tests, including four centuries and one fifty.
# Rahul Dravid has averaged just 21.66 in the present series -- 65 in three innings at a strike rate of 32.01.
# With his superb unbeaten 108 off 181 balls, Tendulkar has regained his record for the highest run-aggregate in India-Sri Lanka Tests, amassing 1805 at an average of 60.16 in 24 Tests, including nine centuries and five fifties.
# Tendulkar's run-aggregate is the highest by any batsman against Sri Lanka. He has overtaken Mahela Jayawardene's [ Images ] tally of 1756 (ave.73.16) in 17 Tests.
# In just six Tests this year, Tendulkar has aggregated 677 runs at an average of 96.71.
# His aggregate includes five hundreds and one fifty. His centuries' tally is the highest this year.
# VVS Laxman [ Images ] and Tendulkar have shared a fourth wicket partnership of 68 -- India's highest at Colombo, SSC.
# Tendulkar's tally of 48 hundreds, including 27 on foreign soil, are both records in Tests.
# Tendulkar has registered nine hundreds against Sri Lanka -- the most by any batsman against Sri Lanka.
# Tendulkar's unbeaten 108 is his first century in eleven years in Sri Lanka
# Sehwag has taken his tally in the current series to 239 at an average of 79.66 at a strike rate of 95.98. He is also the top run-scorer for India.
# Sehwag became only the third player to be dismissed on 99 in Tests -- the first two were Pakistan's Maqsood Ahmed against India at Lahore [ Images ] in January/February 1955 and New Zealand's [ Images ] John Wright [ Images ] against England [ Images ] at Christchurch in January 1992.
# Sehwag has managed to aggregate 682 runs (ave.75.77) in six Tests in 2010. His runs' tally includes three hundreds and three fifties.
# Sehwag, in nine consecutive Tests has registered fifties. Only West Indian Vivian Richards [ Images ] (11), India's Gautam Gambhir (11) and England's John Edrich (10) have a better record than Sehwag.