Ind vs SL Test Series Records - Rohit Sharma becomes first India captain to whitewash opposition in debut Test series as skipper.
India flattened Sri Lanka in the recently concluded two-match Test series between the two teams by defeating their neighbours in Bengaluru by 238 runs. Let's dive into some interesting records both teams set in the last Test match.
5 - Rohit Sharma is the fifth India captain to win the first two Test matches as a leader after Sachin Tendulkar (1996), Sourav Ganguly (2000), MS Dhoni (2008) and Ajinkya Rahane (2017-18).
1 - Rohit Sharma became the first India captain to whitewash the opposition in his debut Test series as skipper.
1 - India beat Sri Lanka by a margin of 2-0 in this two-match Test series. India have now defeated Sri Lanka in four consecutive home Test series.
2 - Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne surpassed Sanath Jayasuriya (13) by smashing his 14th Test century as an opening batter. Now, he is only second to Marvan Atapattu who notched up 16 Test centuries as Test opener for Sri Lanka.
8 - India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (442) became the eighth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket by surpassing Dale Steyn (439) in the recently concluded Bengaluru Test.
1 - Ravichandran Ashwin became the first player to take 100 wickets in the World Test Championship. The next highest is Pat Cummins with 93 scalps.
1 - In the Bengaluru Test, India wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant struck the fastest half-century off just 28 deliveries in Test cricket for India by eclipsing Kapil Dev’s 30-ball fifty against Pakistan at National Stadium in Karachi in 1982.
1 - Rishabh Pant recorded the fastest-ever fifty in Test cricket as a wicketkeeper batter off just 28 deliveries by eclipsing Ian Smith (34 balls) and MS Dhoni (34 balls).
1 - Rishabh Pant became the first India wicketkeeper batter to win the Player of the Series award in 89 years of India’s Test history by amassing 185 runs and effecting 8 dismissals in the Test series.
1 – It is the first time since November 2017 that Virat Kohli’s Test average dropped below 50 after the Bengaluru Test, as he is having a Test average of 49.95 now.
4 - Jasprit Bumrah became the fourth bowlder on the planet to take a match-winning Test five-wicket haul in all five continents after Graham McKenzie, Jason Gillespie and Dale Steyn.
8 – India’s premier speedster Jasprit Bumrah bagged his eighth Test fifer in the first innings of Bengaluru Test.
5 - Jasprit Bumrah has now got fifth most Test fifers (8) as an India player by outclassing Irfan Pathan (7) and Venkatesh Prasad (7).
8 - Rohit Sharma became the eighth India player to play 400 international matches after participating in the Bengaluru Test.
2 - India have won 59 Test matches against Sri Lanka at home, which is second most after their wins against England (61).
92 - Shreyas Iyer struck a phenomenal knock of 92 runs in the first innings of Bengaluru Test which was his second Test half-century. Later, in the second innings, he struck another fifty (67). So, he has now recorded three fifties and one century in just four Test matches for India.