Kanpur, Nov 27 (Inditop.com) The resounding victory against Sri Lanka in the second Test at Green Park stadium here Friday is India’s 100th Test win.
In 432 Tests, India have won 100, lost 136 and drawn 195. One Test against Australia ended in a tie.
The victory here by an innings and 144 runs is India’s third biggest win against Sri Lanka, bettering the innings and 119-run triumph in 1993-94.
The margin is also India’s third biggest in Test cricket – the top two being by an innings and 239 runs against Bangladesh at Mirpur in 2007 and by an innings and 219 runs against Austrlia in the 1997-98 Kolkata Test.
Other statistical highlights of the third Test.
# It is India’s second victory in five Tests (the other three being drawn) this year, the only nation not to lose a Test match this year.
# Sri Lanka’s defeat to India is their first in ten Tests in 2009 – their tally of five wins is the most recorded by any team this year.
# Sri Lanka have suffered their fifth biggest defeat in Tests.
# Shanthakumaran Sreesanth took his second five wicket haul. The first came against South Africa in Johannesburg.
# Sreesanth received his second Man of the Match award – his first against Sri Lanka.
# Thilan Samaraweera, with his third half-century against India, his 21st overall, has taken his aggregate to 1233 at an average of 82.20, including four hundreds and four fifties in Tests. He is the top run-getter in 2009.
# Samaraweera and Ajantha Mendis were involved in a 73-run stand — Sri Lanka’s best ever for the ninth wicket against India.
# Harbhajan Singh became the third bowler to complete 20 wickets or more at Green Park – the top two bowlers at this venue being Kapil Dev (25 in seven Tests) and Anil Kumble (21 in three Tests)
# India have won six out of nine Tests played in Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy.
The winning per cent 66.66 is the highest by an Indian captain.
# India have now recorded 26 victories by an innings margin – seven against Sri Lanka, four against England, three each against Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, two against New Zealand and one against West Indies.
# The Indian triumph at Kanpur is their ninth in 16 Tests against Sri Lanka in India.
# Sri Lanka is yet to post a Test win in India.
# Prasanna Jayawardene became the second Sri Lankan and the fourth batsman in the present series to complete 200 runs or more – 222 at an average of 111.00. The top four batsmen in the series are: Rahul Dravid (359), Mahela Jayawardene (332) and Gautam Gambhir (282).
# Prasanna has completed 200 runs or more in a Test series for the first time.