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Stats: A day of many records in Colombo

By Rajneesh Gupta
Last updated on: July 30, 2010 10:20 IST
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The fourth day of second Test between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday, saw a plethora of records being established.

Sachin Tendulkar hit his fifth double century (203) and Suresh Raina scored a century (120) on debut helping India reach 670 for nine in their first innings at close on day four in reply to Sri Lanka's 642 for four declared.

A look at some of the records:

Highest scores by Indian batsmen in debut innings:

Batsman Runs Vs Venue Season
Sourav Ganguly 131 Eng Lord's 1996
Surender Amarnath 124 NZ Auckland 1975-76
Suresh Raina 120 SL Colombo SSC 2010
Deepak Shodhan 110 Pak Kolkata 1952-53
M Azharuddin 110 Eng Kolkata 1984-85

Indian batsmen involved in a double century partnership on debut:

Runs Wkt Vs Venue Season Partner
Suresh Raina 256 5th SL Colombo SSC 2010 Sachin Tendulkar
Virender Sehwag 220 5th SA Bloemfontein 2001-02 Sachin Tendulkar
M Azharuddin 214 5th Eng Kolkata 1984-85 Ravi Shastri
Surinder Amarnath 204 2nd NZ Auckland 1975-76 Sunil Gavaskar

Most double-tons by Indian batsmen:

200s Batsman
6 Virender Sehwag
5 Rahul Dravid
5 Sachin Tendulkar
4 Sunil Gavaskar

Most scores of 150+ in Test cricket:

Mts 100s 150+
Brian Lara (WI) 131 34 19
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 168 48 19
Don Bradman (Aus) 52 29 18
Steve Waugh (Aus) 168 32 14
Ricky Ponting (Aus) 146 39 14
Virender Sehwag (Ind) 78 20 13
Mahela Jayawardene (SL) 112 28 13

Highest scores by foreign players on Sri Lankan soil:

Score Batsman For Venue Season
274* Stephen Fleming NZ Colombo PSS 2002-03
221 Brian Lara WI Colombo SSC 2001-02
203 Sachin Tendulkar Ind Colombo SSC 2010
201* Virender Sehwag Ind Galle 2008

Highest totals by visiting sides on Sri Lankan soil:

Total By Venue Season
669-9 Ind Colombo SSC 2010
600-8d Pak Galle 1999-00
537-8d Ind Colombo RPS 1997-98
518-7d Ind Colombo SSC 1998-99
515-7d NZ Colombo PSS 2002-03
514-4d Aus Kandy 1982-83
512-8d Aus Galle 2003-04

Both sides scoring 600+ in first innings:

Batted 1st Batted 2nd Venue Year Result
Aus (658-8d) Eng (611) Manchester 1964 Drawn
SL (644-7d) Pak (765-6d) Karachi 2009 Drawn
Eng (600-6d) WI (749-9d) Bridgetown 2009 Drawn
SL (642-4d) Ind (669-9) Colombo SSC 2010 Match in progress

Bowlers conceding most runs in debut innings:

Bowler Runs Wkts For Vs Venue Year
Jason Krejza 215 8 Aus Ind Nagpur 2008
Suraj Randiv 212 2 SL Ind Colombo SSC 2010
Omari Banks 204 3 WI Aus Bridgetown 2003
Nilesh Kulkarni 195 1 Ind SL Colombo RPS 1997

Note: Statistics updated at close of play on day four of second Test in Colombo (July 29, 2010).

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