Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
243(287) 25x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 84 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
14 22 24 7 57 6 36 77
LD Chandimal
164(361) 21x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 56 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
20 7 30 18 32 11 13 33

Best performances - Bowlers

PADLR Sandakan
O33.5
M1
R167
W4
Eco4.93
RHB
OFFLEG
3W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RA Jadeja
O38
M13
R81
W3
Eco2.13
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Partnerships

  • INDIA - 1st
  • SL - 1st
  • INDIA - 2nd
  • SL - 2nd

India - 1st - Innings

42
S Dhawan23 (35)
M Vijay18 (25)
36
CA Pujara23 (39)
M Vijay12 (24)
283
M Vijay125 (218)
V Kohli153 (181)
4
V Kohli3 (4)
AM Rahane1 (5)
135
RG Sharma65 (102)
V Kohli69 (81)
19
R Ashwin4 (16)
V Kohli15 (13)
4
V Kohli3 (8)
WP Saha1 (9)
13*
RA Jadeja5 (4)
WP Saha8 (10)

Sri Lanka - 1st - Innings

0
MDK Perera0 (0)
FDM Karunaratne0 (1)
14
MDK Perera12 (17)
DM de Silva1 (14)
61
MDK Perera30 (37)
AD Mathews26 (44)
181
AD Mathews85 (224)
LD Chandimal92 (253)
61
LD Chandimal24 (51)
S Samarawickrama33 (61)
1
ARS Silva0 (3)
LD Chandimal1 (3)
4
LD Chandimal4 (6)
N Dickwella0 (4)
9
RAS Lakmal5 (13)
LD Chandimal2 (7)
12
PLS Gamage1 (16)
LD Chandimal11 (9)
30
LD Chandimal30 (32)
PADLR Sandakan0 (20)

India - 2nd - Innings

10
S Dhawan1 (1)
M Vijay9 (12)
19
S Dhawan9 (32)
AM Rahane10 (37)
77
S Dhawan25 (40)
CA Pujara49 (66)
38
S Dhawan32 (18)
V Kohli6 (8)
90
RG Sharma42 (43)
V Kohli44 (50)
12*
RG Sharma8 (6)
RA Jadeja4 (4)

Sri Lanka - 2nd - Innings

14
FDM Karunaratne9 (20)
S Samarawickrama5 (15)
17
FDM Karunaratne4 (26)
DM de Silva13 (30)
0
RAS Lakmal0 (3)
DM de Silva0 (0)
4
AD Mathews1 (20)
DM de Silva3 (18)
112
LD Chandimal36 (90)
DM de Silva74 (109)
58*
ARS Silva28 (64)
DM de Silva29 (62)
94*
ARS Silva46 (90)
N Dickwella44 (72)
  • India's record streak of nine consecutive series wins

    Their 1-0 series win over Sri Lanka helped India match Australia's record of nine consecutive series wins from 2005-08, while Dhananjaya de Silva surpassed Viv Richards to score the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting batsman in India

  • India aware of issues in slip cordon - Pujara

    With fitness being on agenda, India players have become better athletes, their ground fielding has improved, but nobody from the camp has been able to say why the same fielders seem to resemble non-stick cookware at slips

  • Dhananjaya, Roshen deny India 2-0

    Dhananjaya de Silva and the debutant Roshen Silva were Sri Lanka's fifth-day heroes as they fought their way to a drawn third Test

  • Dhananjaya and a new dawn for Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka dropped him after throwing him in the firing line in South Africa. He has returned with the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting batsman in India. Young talents like that need better nurturing

  • SL's struggles with Delhi air may be genuine - Dhawan

    After having seen his team-mate Shami vomit on the field, the India opener was more understanding of the visitors' discomfort, but he only went as far as giving them a benefit of doubt

Dhananjaya fights

109*

Previous highest score by visiting batsmen when chasing in India, by Viv Richards at Kotla in 1987. Dhananjaya de Silva has gone past that in this chase.

Kohli's series

610

Runs by Kohli in this series, the fourth-most for any batsman in a three-match Test series.

Fails again

17

Runs accumulated by Ajinkya Rahane in this series, in 5 innings. His scores: 4, 0, 2, 1, 10.

Chandimal's best

162*

Previous highest score for Dinesh Chandimal in Test, that came against India in Galle in 2015. He's better it with 164 in this game.

Record ten

0

No. of SL batsmen to score 10 Test centuries in fewer innings than Chandimal who has done it in 80 innings. Thilan Samaraweera, who took 84 innings, was the previous quickest for SL.

A long show

476

Balls faced by Mathews and Chandimal in this partnership - the most by any visiting pair in India since 2010. Kallis and Amla had batted 641 balls in Nagpur in Feb 2010.

Record double

6

No. of double-centuries by Virat Kohli as captain - the most. He went past Brian Lara's five 200s as captain. All other Indian captains combined have only four 200s.

No. 20 for Kohli

4

Number of batsmen to score 20 Test centuries in fewer innings than Kohli who has got there in his 105th innings. Bradman (55), Gavaskar (93), Hayden (95) and S Smith (99) are the only ones ahead.

Kohli's 5000

3

No. of India batsmen to get to 5000 Test runs in fewer inns than Kohli who has taken 105 inns. Gavaskar (95), Sehwag (99) and Tendulkar (103) are the three ahead of Kohli.

Perera's milestone

25

No. of Tests taken by Dilruwan Perera to take 100 wickets - the fastest among 6 Sri Lanka bowlers to the milestone. Muralitharan was the previous fastest in 27 matches.

Victorious venue

11-0

India's win-loss record in last 12 Tests at Delhi, before this. The last time they lost there was in 1987 to West Indies.