India register record win at Galle

India register record win at Galle

304 The losing margin of 304 runs is the biggest for Sri Lanka in a Test match in terms of runs eclipsing the 301-run defeat against Pakistan at Colombo (PSS) in 1994. It was also India’s biggest win in terms of runs in a Test outside India. The previous biggest win was by 279 runs against England in Leeds in 1986.

204 Shikhar Dhawan’s aggregate in this Test – third Indian to post more than 200 in a Test in Sri Lanka after Virender Sehwag in Galle in 2008 and Sachin Tendulkar in Colombo (SSC) in 2010. It was also the most amassed by Dhawan in a Test eclipsing 187 he made on debut in 2013.

14 Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane became the 14th Indian pair to put together 2000-plus partnership runs in Tests. Their average of 65.61 per dismissal is the second best among the 14 pairs, only behind 68.40 between Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara.

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