India once again dominated Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test match with the help of terrific batting and bowling display from the side. India after winning the toss, opted to bat first and initially were struggling in tough batting conditions. But, Shreyas Iyer’s 92 (98) lifted Team India’s total and helped them to post 252 runs on board. Sri Lanka in reply got bundled out for just 109 runs as Bumrah stunned their batters by taking a five-wicket haul.
India in their second innings ended up playing aggressive cricket as Rishabh Pant recorded fifty from just 28 balls while Shreyas Iyer smashed another fifty in second innings of the match. Sri Lanka were asked to chase down a Himalayan target of 447 runs in fourth innings which looked totally out of their hands. Kusal Mendis smashed a quick-fire fifty and Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne fought a lonely battle for his team as he had no support from other players.
Numbers and Stats from India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test match:
1 – Rishabh pant became first Indian wicket-keeper to win MoS award in Test cricket.
4 – Shreyas Iyer became the fourth player to smash fifty-plus in both innings of a D/N Test match.
Players to smash fifty-plus in both innings of a Test match:
Darren Bravo vs Pak, Dubai in 2016
Steven Smith vs Pak, Brisbane in 2016
Marnus Labuschagne vs NZ, Perth in 2019
Marnus Labuschagne vs Eng, Adelaide in 2021
Shreyas Iyer vs NZ, Bangalore in 2022
5 – Rohit Sharma became 5th India player to win his first two Test matches as captain.
Indian players to win their first two Tests as captain:
Sachin Tendulkar (1996)
Sourav Ganguly (2000)
MS Dhoni (2008)
Ajinkya Rahane (2017-18)
Rohit Sharma (2022)
6 – Dimuth Karunaratne smashed his 6th Test century as captain for Sri Lanka.
Most centuries for Sri Lanka in Test cricket as captain:
Mahela Jayawardene – 14
Kumar Sangakkara – 7
Dimuth Karunaratne – 6
Angelo Mathews – 6
Sanath Jayasuriya – 5
Most centuries for Sri Lanka in Test cricket as opener:
Marvan Atapattu – 16
Dimuth Karunaratne – 14
Sanath Jayasuriya – 13
8 – Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Angelo Mathews for 8th time in Test cricket.
Bowlers to dismiss most number of times in Test cricket:
Angelo Mathews – 8
Tim Southee – 7
James Anderson – 6
8 – Ravichandran Ashwin became 8th highest wicket-taker in Test history.
Most wickets in Test cricket:
Muttiah Muralitharan – 800
Shane Warne – 708
James Anderson – 640
Anil Kumble – 619
Glenn McGrath – 563
Stuart Broad – 537
Courtney Walsh – 519
Ravichandran Ashwin – 442
Dale Steyn – 439
Kapil Dev – 434
8 – Jasprit Bumrah became 8th Indian pacer to take 300 wickets in international cricket. He also recorded his first five-wicket haul in Tests on Indian soil and overall got his 8th five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
Most Test wickets by a pace bowler for India:
Kapil Dev – 687
Zaheer Khan – 597
Javagal Srinath – 551
Ishant Sharma – 434
Mohammed Shami – 380
Ajit Agarkar – 349
Jasprit Bumrah – 303
Irfan Pathan – 301
Venkatesh Prasad – 292
Umesh Yadav – 273
Most five-wicket haul in Tests by a pace bowler for India:
Kapil Dev – 23
Zaheer Khan / Ishant Sharma – 11
Javagal Srinath – 10
Jasprit Bumrah – 8
Irfan Pathan / Venkatesh Prasad – 7
13 – India have won their 13th Test match against Sri Lanka on home soil.
Most Test matches won against a team on home soil:
India – 13 vs Sri Lanka
Australia – 13 vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka – 9 vs West Indies
Sri Lanka – 8 vs Zimbabwe
28 – Rishabh Pant smashed his fifty from just 28 balls in the second innings of Test match.
Fastest fifty by an Indian in Test cricket:
Rishabh Pant – 28 balls vs SL, Bangalore in 2022
Kapil Dev – 30 balls vs Pak, Karachi in 1982
Shardul Thakur – 31 balls vs Eng, The Oval in 2021
49.95 – Virat Kohli batting average has come down below 50 in Test cricket (49.95). Before this Test, last time Virat Kohli averaged less than 50 in Tests was on 19 Nov, 2017.
100 – Ravichandran Ashwin became the first player to take 100 wickets in World Test Championship (Since 2019).