Rajas File : RF '' FIRST CLASS CRICKET" Kapil to Pandya

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Rajas File : RF '' FIRST CLASS CRICKET" Kapil to Pandya

Postby Misty » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:50 am

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Records broken by Hardik's whirlwind innings and other key stats from India's first innings in Pallekele:

26 runs by Hardik off the 116th over of the innings bowled by Malinda Pushpakumara is the most runs scored off a single over by an Indian batsman in Test cricket. He eclipsed 24 runs scored by Sandeep Patil off Bob Willis in Manchester in 1982, and by Kapil Dev off Eddie Hemmings at Lord's in 1990.

24 The previous most runs scored off an over in a Test in Sri Lanka - by Sanath Jayasuriya off James Anderson in Kandy in 2007. 26 conceded by Pushpakumara is the joint-most by any Sri Lankan bowler in Tests alongside Suranga Lakmal who conceded 26 to Brendon McCullum in Christchurch in 2014.

5 Indian players who scored their maiden first-class hundred in a Test match - Vijay Manjrekar, Kapil Dev, Ajay Ratra, Harbhajan Singh and now Hardik. His previous highest score in first-class cricket was 90 for Baroda against Railways in Delhi in 2015 - it was just his third first-class match.

Indians scoring maiden first-class century in a Test

Player Against Runs Venue Year Test# FC# Previous Best in FCC
V Manjrekar Eng 133 Leeds 1952 3 21 81
Kapil Dev WI 126* Delhi 1979 8 34 88
Ajay Ratra WI 115* St John's 2002 3 28 77
Harbhajan NZ 115 Ahmedabad 2010 88 152 84
H Pandya SL 108 Pallekele 2017 3 20 90

107 runs scored by Hardik is the most by an Indian batsman before Lunch on any day of a Test. The previous most was 99 runs by Virender Sehwag against West Indies in Gros Islet in 2006.

86 balls taken by Hardik to reach his hundred is the second fastest for an Indian player away from home, after the 78-ball hundred by Virender Sehwag against West Indies in Gros Islet in 2006. It is the joint-fastest hundred by a visiting player in Sri Lanka alongside Wasim Akram's 86-ball effort against the hosts in 2000.

Fastest Test centuries for India (by balls faced)

Batsman Balls taken Final score Against Venue Year
Kapil Dev 74 163 SL Kanpur 1986
M Azharuddin 74 109 SA Kolkata 1996
V Sehwag 78 180 WI Gros Islet 2006
S Dhawan 85 187 Aus Mohali 2013
Kapil Dev 86 116 Eng Kanpur 1982
H Pandya 86 108 SL Pallekele 2017

36 Sixes hit in this series so far - the most ever in a series in Sri Lanka. 24 off those hit by India is the most by a visiting team in a series in Sri Lanka. This now has surpassed both records set during the Sri Lanka-Australia series in 2004, where there were 29 hits over the fence and 19 off them were by the visitors.

1 India became the first visiting team to post 400-plus totals in each of the three Tests of a rubber hosted by Sri Lanka. They scored 600 in the first Test in Galle and followed it up with 622 for 9 decl. at the SSC in the second Test.

108 by Hardik is the third-highest by any player batting at number eight or below against Sri Lanka and the second-highest against them in Sri Lanka after Daniel Vettori's 140 at the SSC in 2009. The previous highest for India was 82 by Irfan Pathan in Ahmedabad in 2005.

7 Sixes hit by Hardik is the joint-second most in an innings for India. The record is held by Navjot Sidhu who hit eight against the same opposition in Lucknow in 1994. Sehwag also hit seven against Sri Lanka at Brabourne in 2009 as did Harbhajan Singh against New Zealand in Hyderabad in 2010.

5/132 by Lakshan Sandakan is the first five-fer by a chinaman bowler since Paul Adams's 7 for 128 against Pakistan in Lahore in October 2003. Adams is the only other chinaman bowler to take five in an innings against India - 6 for 55 in Kanpur in 1996.

(if Rahane not drops, kuldeep could become only 3rd bowler (Chinaman) with 5 fer.)

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