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32 Tests taken by Ravindra Jadeja to complete 150 wickets, and become the quickest to the mark among all left arm bowlers. Mitchell Johnson was the previous fastest, getting there it in his 34th Test. Jadeja is the 19th left arm bowler and fifth from India to complete 150 Test wickets.
1 India bowlers to reach 150 wickets in fewer Tests than Jadeja. R Ashwin got there in 29 matches. Among all spinners, Jadeja is the sixth quickest to the landmark.
26 Five wicket hauls for Ashwin in Tests, the second most for India. He edged past Harbhajan Singh’s 25. Now only Anil Kumble, with 35 five fors, is ahead of Ashwin among India bowlers, and six other bowlers overall. Ashwin is the quickest to 26 five fors, reaching the mark in his 51st Test to beat Richard Hadlee, who got there in his 63rd Test.
2 Bigger first innings leads gained by India than the 439 in this match. They led by 492 against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2007 and 478 against West Indies at the Eden Gardens in 2011.
49.4 Overs faced by Sri Lanka in the first innings,
their third shortest all out innings at SSC. At home, Sri Lanka have had only four shorter first innings’.
191 Runs added by Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis for the second wicket in the second innings. It is the highest partnership for Sri Lanka when following on and the third highest by any pair against India when following on. The previous biggest stand for Sri Lanka when following on was 142 between Angelo Mathews and Thilan Samaraweera in Cape Town in 2011 12.
77 Karunaratne’s average in Sri Lanka’s second innings in his last 10 Tests. He has passed 50 six times in 10 innings. In contrast, he has averaged only 20 in the first innings of his 10 previous Tests with one fifty.
104.65 Mendis’ strike rate against Jadeja and Ashwin, collecting 90 runs off 86 balls. He had a strike rate of over 100 against each of the two India spinners. Against the fast bowlers, he scored just 20 off 49 balls, a strike rate of 40.81. Of his 17 fours, 15 had come against the spinners. The sweep shot was the most productive, yielding 42 runs off 21 balls.
2 Centuries for Mendis in the third innings of a match, out of his career’s three hundreds. Before this century, he had made 176 against Australia in Pallekele last year. He averages 44.07 in the third innings of Tests.