Sunday, July 18, 2010

India v/s Sri Lanka

As Indian Tigers are playing against Sri Lankan, some of the records are set to tumble and some record may go further. Indian and Sri Lanka will be playing 3 test matches in the ongoing series, and the first test match will be last test match for the great spin bowler, Muttiah Muralitharan (who already has 792 wickets, and that is a record for highest number of wickets taken by any bowler in test cricket history).

Now, what are the records that can go further, that is might get extended and what are the record which can tumble in the series & some facts related to Indian v/s Sri Lanka test series.

From India's (No.1 Test team in ICC ranking) point of view:
  • To start with, The WALL of India (Rahul Dravid) needs only 87 runs to complete 1500 runs against Sri Lanka in test matches. And he will be the 2nd Indian batsmen to achieve this feat.
  • Rahul Dravid requires only 3 test fifties to complete 90 test fifties, and then he will be 4th batsmen in the history of test cricket.
  • Sachin Tendulkar need another century (100 runs or more) against Sri Lanka and then he becomes the first player to score nine or more test 100's against two spicific oppositions.
  • Now, it is between Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid as well in this series, they both hold the record for highest number of half centuries (more than 50 runs and less than 100) against Sri Lanka by Indian. They have scored 12 half centuries each till now against Sri Lanka.

From Sri Lanka's (No.4 Test team as per ICC ranking) point of view:
  • Kumar Sangakkara needs only 84 runs to complete 7000 runs in test cricket.
  • Muttiah Muralitharan needs only 3 wickets to take 100 or more wickets against India & then he becomes the first cricketer to get 100 or more wickets against India in test cricket. Also, he need 8 wickets to complete 800 test wickets.
  • Aravinda de Silva (retired from international cricket) and Mahela Jayawardene holds the record for scoring highest number of centuries against India by a Sri Lankan, that is 6 centuries each. Now if Mahela Jayawardene scores another century in this series then he would surpass Aravinda de Silva and will hold numero one position, in this regard.

Now we compare and contrast players from both the countries:
  • Mohammad Azharuddin (former Indian player) with 27 catches hold the record for highest number of catches in India-Sri Lanka test matches. For Sri Lanka, Hasan Tilakaratne holds the record with 16 catches, highes number of catches by any Sri Lankan player in Indis-Sri Lanka tests.
  • SAR Silva (former Sri Lankan player) with 22 dismissals holds the record for highest number of dismissals by wicket keeper in India-Sri Lanka test matches. For India, Nayan Mongia holds the record with 18 dismissals.
  • Indian have posted 43 three figure partnership, that is 100 or more runs by a pair, against Sri Lanka in test matches and Sri Lanka have posted only 33 100+ partnerships against India test matches.
Now the schedule for the test series is as follows,
1st Test is from 18th July to 22nd July, 2010
2nd Test is from 26th July to 30th July, 2010
3rd Test is from 03rd August to 07th August, 2010

And then they will play triangular ODI series. We will keep updating it, keep surfing have fun !!
We will come back with more facts and record in future as well.

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