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* India's defeat by an innings and 239 runs in the first test of the current series is the highest margin of defeat for India against Sri Lanka.* Rumesh Ratnayake, took nine wickets in Sri Lanka's inaugural Test win in 1985 against India, leading to a nationwide celebration and a public holiday the following day.

cricket Updated: Jul 30, 2008 01:10 IST
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Sri Lanka's first official tour of India in 1982-83 was a mixed bag; they lost all three one-day internationals

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India's defeat by an innings and 239 runs in the first test of the current series is the highest margin of defeat for India against Sri Lanka.

* Rumesh Ratnayake, took nine wickets in Sri Lanka's inaugural Test win in 1985 against India, leading to a nationwide celebration and a public holiday the following day.

* Sri Lanka's first official tour of India in 1982-83 was a mixed bag; they lost all three one-day internationals, but achieved an honourable draw in the inaugural Test.

* The score of 952/6dec by Srilanka against India, is also the highest ever in any test match.