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Stats: India vs Sri Lanka, Galle Test (Day 5)

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July 22, 2010 20:31 IST

Statistical highlights of the fifth day of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka in Galle on Thursday.

Sri Lankan cricket players# Muttiah Muralitharan is the first-ever bowler to claim 800 wickets in Tests - his victim being Pragyan Ojha. 

# Laxman and Mithun put on 49 - India's highest for the eighth wicket at Galle.

# Mithun (25) has posted his highest score in Tests.

# Laxman (69) has registered his highest innings in Sri Lanka.

# Laxman's 44th Test half-century is his seventh against Sri Lanka. 

# Laxman has registered one half-century each at three Sri Lankan venues - 69 at Galle in 2010, 61 not out at Colombo PSS in 2008 and 56 at Colombo SSC in 2008. 

# Laxman, in the course of his magnificent knock, has completed his 4,000 runs on foreign soil - 4050 at an average of 45.00 in 61 Tests.

# Laxman became the fifth Indian batsman to amass 4,000 runs on foreign soil. He has joined Sachin Tendulkar (7521), Rahul Dravid (6631), Sunil Gavaskar (5055) and Sourav Ganguly (4032).

# India (338) have posted their highest total at Galle, outstripping the 329 in 2008. 

# Ishant Sharma (31 not out) has posted his career-best score in Tests, surpassing the 23 against Australia at Sydney in January 2008. 

# Laxman and Ishant  have shared a partnership of 68 - India's highest for the ninth wicket at Galle. 

# Sri Lanka's magnificent win by 10 wickets is their ninth in sixteen Tests at Galle International Stadium. 

# Pragyan Ojha (13) has recorded his highest Test innings.

# The 24-run stand between Ojha and Ishant is a tenth wicket partnership record for India against Sri Lanka at Galle.

# For the sixth time in Tests,Harbhajan Singh has failed to take a single wicket. 

# Dilshan's third half-century against India is his 14th in Tests. 

# Lasith Malinga (64 + 2/55 + 5/50) is the first Sri Lankan all-rounder to post a fifty and capture five wickets in an innings in the same Test match against India.

# Malinga has received his second Man of the Match award in Tests.

# Sri Lanka have won two Tests out of three played against India at Galle. 

# Lasith Malinga (5/50) has produced his career-best bowling performance in Tests - his third five-wicket haul     

# Malinga is the third fast bowler to claim five wickets in an innings at Galle, joining Dilhara Fernando (SL) and Javagal Srinath (India).

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