Galle, Aug 12: Here are the statistical highlights from the opening day of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka here today.
Sri Lanka were bowled out for 183 and India were 128/2 at stumps on the first day at Galle International Stadium. India's off-spinner R Ashwin was the star with a 6-wicket haul.
# Sri Lanka (183) have recorded their second lowest total while batting first in the first innings of a Test match vs India - the lowest being 119 at Ahmedabad in February 1994.
# Playing in his first Test vs Sri Lanka, R Ashwin captured six wickets conceding 46 runs - his 11th five-wicket haul.
# Ashwin has registered his best bowling figures away from home - his third best in Tests - the best being 7 for 103 vs Australia at Chennai in February 2013.
# His bowling figures are the best by an Indian spinner while bowling first in the first innings of an away Test, surpassing the 6 for 94 by Bhagwat Chandrasekhar vs New Zealand at Auckland in January 1976.
# Ashwin's bowling figures are the best by an Indian bowler vs Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, eclipsing the 6 for 102 by Harbhajan Singh at Galle in 2008.
# Ashwin had taken his fifth wicket at 10.3 overs -the fewest overs in which he has claimed five wickets in an innings.
# Sri Lanka have lost five wickets managing just 65 runs at lunch. The last instance India had dismissed five batsmen before lunch on the first day of a Test match was vs Bangladesh in 2010 at Mirpur in January 2010.
# During the course of his third Test fifty, Shikhar Dhawan has completed his 1,000 runs in Tests - his tally being 1049 at an average of 43.70, in 15 Tests.
# Dhawan is the 13th Indian batsman to complete 1000 runs in 25 innings or less in Tests.
# In his last 10 Test/ODI innings in Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma has managed 42 runs at an average of 4.2 - his sequence being 4, 0, 11, 5, 5, 0, 0, 4, 4 and 9.
# Amit Mishra is playing his first Test since September 2011 - his last Test being vs England at The Oval in August 2011. In between he missed 33 Tests.
# Mishra had last taken a wicket exactly four years ago on August 12, 2011 -- his figures being 43-2-150-3 vs England at Edgbaston.
# Angelo Matthews' second fifty (64) vs India is his 22nd in Tests. His highest vs India is 99 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai in December 2009.
# Dinesh Chandimal's first fifty vs India on his maiden appearance is his eighth in Tests.
# Matthews and Chandimal put on 79 runs for the sixth wicket - Sri Lanka's highest partnership for the sixth wicket vs India at Galle.
# Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli put on 100 (unbroken) for the third wicket - India's second highest at Galle next only to the 119 between Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid in 2010.
# Angelo Matthews became the 15th player to have appeared in 50 Tests or more for Sri Lanka. # Matthews enjoys superb batting record as captain in Tests - his aggregate being 1858 in 19 Tests at an average of 71.46, including four hundreds and 11 fifties.
# Only two Sri Lankan batsmen have played 50 Tests or more apart from averaging fifty-plus in Tests - Kumar Sangakkara (57.79) and Matthews (51.85).