India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test: Hardik Pandya shatters many records with his century
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya shattered many records with his innings of 108 runs in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. Hardik hit eight boundaries and seven sixes. While doing so, Hardik equaled the record of Virender Sehwag who hit seven sixes against Sri lanka at Brabourne in 2009. Navjot Sidhu who hit eight against the same opposition in Lucknow in 1994. The right-handed batsman became the first Indian batsman to score 26 runs in an over and surpassed the previous record of 24 runs which was scored by Sandeep Patil off Bob Willis in Manchester in 1982 and by Kapil Dev off Eddie Hemmings at Lord's in 1990. Hardik's 108 is the third-highest score by any player batting at number eight or below against Sri Lanka and also the second-highest against them in Sri Lanka. Daniel Vettori scored 140 at the SSC in 2009. The previous highest for India was 82 by Irfan Pathan in Ahmedabad in 2005.