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The last match of the two-Test Test series will be played between India and Sri Lanka in Bengaluru from Saturday. This match will be a day-night test and will be played with pink ball. After the one-sided victory in the Mohali Test, Team India is also being considered as the favorite of victory for the second match.
Let us tell you what are the big records that can be made in this match.
Chance to win 15th consecutive series
If Team India is successful in winning the Test series against Sri Lanka, then it will win the 15th consecutive series at home. India had lost the last home Test series against England in November 2012. At that time Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the captain of the team. Since then, the Indian team has not lost any home Test series. Till date no team has won so many series on their home grounds.
Australia’s name comes at number two after Team India. The Kangaroo team has so far won 10 consecutive Test series at home. The team did this feat twice. Australia won the first series from November 1994 to November 2000, while the second time it was done between July 2004 and November 2008.
Rohit’s 400th match
This will be the 400th international match of Indian captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit will be the 8th player to play 400 matches in all three formats for Team India. Rohit Sharma has played 230 ODIs, 125 T20s and 44 Test matches so far.
Before Hitman Sachin Tendulkar (664), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (535), Rahul Dravid (505), Virat Kohli (457), Mohammad Azharuddin (433), Sourav Ganguly (421) and Anil Kumble (401) More than 400 international matches have played.
Ashwin will overtake Steyn
R Ashwin, who broke the record of Richard Hadlee (431) and Kapil Dev (434) with 6 wickets in Mohali, will become the 8th highest wicket-taker in Test cricket if he takes four wickets in the second match. After taking four wickets, Ashwin will break the record of former South African fast bowler Dale Steyn (439). Ashwin has so far taken 436 wickets in 85 matches.
Kohli awaits century
Virat Kohli has scored 70 centuries in international cricket. If Kohli manages to score a century in Bangalore, then he will jointly equal Ricky Ponting (71) in terms of scoring the most centuries in all three formats. If Virat scores a century in both the innings, he will leave Ponting behind. Let us tell you that the name of Sachin Tendulkar (100) comes in the forefront of centuries.
Bumrah will be included in the club of 300 wickets
If Jasprit Bumrah is successful in taking 5 wickets in the second match, then his 300 wickets in international cricket will be completed. He has so far taken 285 wickets in 155 matches. Jasprit will be the 12th player for India to take 300 wickets in all three formats. Before him Anil Kumble (956), Harbhajan Singh (707), Kapil Dev (687), R Ashwin (648), Zaheer Khan (597), Javagal Srinath (551), Ravindra Jadeja (477), Ishant Sharma (434), Mohammed Shami (378), Ajit Agarkar (349) and Irfan Pathan have taken 301 international wickets.