Stats: Dinesh Chandimal equals Cheteshwar Pujara's 2017 record

Chandimal's century halted India's charge
Aadya Sharma

While the rest of the batting order imploded in the face of some sustained good bowling by the Indians, Chandimal and Mathews made sure that the game went into the fourth day with the possibility of a final result different from an outright India win.

Here are all the numbers from the day's play:

1 - The Chandimal-Mathews partnership lasted 480 balls, the most by any pair against India, since Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling's 738-ball effort at Wellington in 2014.

1 - Dinesh Chandimal is the first batsman to play three innings of 300 or more balls in Tests in 2017.

138 (300) v Bangladesh, Colombo (PSS)
155* (372) v Pakistan, Abu Dhabi
110* (300*) v India, Delhi

3 - Dinesh Chandimal is now tied with Cheteshwar Pujara for most Test innings of 250 balls in 2017.

3 - Cheteshwar Pujara, Dinesh Chandimal
2 - Azhar Ali, Dean Elgar, Dimuth Karunaratne, Virat Kohli, Mushfiqur Rahim, Steve Smith

5 - In the last five years, the Chandimal-Mathews partnership is the first from a visiting pair in India to have lasted 400 balls. The previous instance was worth 470 balls, between Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell at Nagpur in 2013.

7 - This was the seventh instance of a 100 being scored by both captains in a Test in India:

Here's the complete list:

Sunil Gavaskar & Alvin Kallicharran, Mumbai, 1978
Kapil Dev & Allan Border, Chennai, 1986
Dileep Vengsarkar & Vivian Richards, Delhi, 1987
MS Dhoni & Kumar Sangakkara, Brabourne, 2009
MS Dhoni & Michael Clarke, Chennai, 2013
Virat Kohli & Mushfiqur Rahim, Hyderabad, 2017
Virat Kohli & Dinesh Chandimal, Delhi, 2017

80 - Dinesh Chandimal took the fewest innings to score 10 Test hundreds for Sri Lanka.

Here's the complete list:

80 - Dinesh Chandimal

84 - Thilan Samaraweera

86 - Mahela Jayawardene

91 - Tillakaratne Dilshan

97 - Marvan Atapattu

Edited by Arvind Sriram


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