India create history, first Asian side to complete overseas whitewash

first_imgIndia crushed Sri Lanka in the final Test at Pallekele by an innings and 171 runs and became the first Asian side to complete an overseas whitewash after Virat Kohli’s side had defeated Sri Lanka in the first two Tests.The last visiting side before India to whitewash the home side: Australia when they beat South Africa 3-0 in SAfrica in Mar-Apr 2006#SLvIND- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 14, 2017Most wins by a captain after his 1st 29 Tests:21 – Steve Waugh & Ricky Ponting19 – VIRAT KOHLI#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 14, 2017India won all the three tosses in the series and beat Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the first Test and destroyed them by an innings and 53 runs in the second.On Sunday, Hardik Pandya scored a brilliant maiden Test century hitting seven sixes on the way and became the first Indian batsman to hit 26 runs in an over when he decimated Malinda Pushpakumara for two boundaries and three consecutive sixes.26 runs by Hardik Pandya in an over – no Indian has hit so many in a single over in Test cricket!#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 13, 2017Most sixes in a Test inns for India8 Navjot Singh Sidhu7 V Sehwag/Harbhajan Singh/Hardik Pandya#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 13, 2017India have now managed to win their last five Tests in Sri Lanka.But Sri Lanka are yet to win a Test match in India!#SLvIND- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 14, 2017Don’t forget Hardik Pandya’s 108* in 93 balls, 8f, 7s – have all come in one session – all before lunch!#SLvIndadvertisement- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 13, 2017Most sixes in intl cricket in 201733/848b E Morgan32/552b E Lewis27/1051b B Stokes26/350b Hardik Pandya25/678b P Stirling#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 13, 2017last_img read more