Stats wrap: Dhawan in record books on Test return

Day 1: Stumps
IND – 399/3 (90.0 Ovs)
CRR: 4.43

IND Vs SL – Stats highlights from the first day’s play from Galle:

190 by Dhawan is his fifth Test hundred and his highest individual score bettering the 187 he scored on his debut against Australia in Mohali in 2013. Incidentally, his last Test century also came at the same venue in August 2015 when he scored 134, 16 innings and nearly two years ago.

53.12 Dhawan’s average in the first (or only) Test of a series after his marathon knock today. In the 14 other Tests of a series, his average falls to 34.95 and barring his debut hundred, four out five have come in the first (or only) Test of a series. 850 of his career runs have come in the first (or only) Tests in comparison to 804 runs in the other games of a series.

126 runs by Dhawan in the session between lunch and tea is the fourth most by any player in the second session of a day’s play. The previous highest by any Indian player was 110 by Polly Umrigar against West Indies in Port of Spain in 1962. This is the second instance of Dhawan scoring 100-plus in the post-lunch session after scoring 106 on his debut in Mohali.

Most runs b/w lunch & tea for a player

173D ComptonEngPakNottingham1954
150W HammondEngNZAuckland1932/33
127S McCabeAusEngNottingham1938
126S DhawanIndSLGalle2017
121R BenaudAusWIKingston1954/55
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