Shikhar Dhawan (left) and Virat Kohli notched up the highest stand at Galle for India © Getty Images (File Photo)
Shikhar Dhawan (left) and Virat Kohli notched up the highest stand at Galle for India © Getty Images (File Photo)

Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli have notched up the best partnership for India in Sri Lanka in Test history at Galle International Stadium. Both of them went past the record held by Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir for adding 167 runs for the fourth wicket for India. Dhawan notched up his second hundred in a row after scoring 173 in the only Test against Bangladesh. Kohli is batting well and brought up his 11th Test ton. Sri Lanka are in danger of losing yet another Test at Galle. The stand also has the potential to be one of the best for India in Sri Lanka. They are currently at the fourth position just below Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin who added 221 runs for the fourth wicket in 1997. Live Updates: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Galle, Day 2

The table below lists the highest stands for India against Sri Lanka in the island nation in Tests in the history of the longest format of the game.

Partners Wkt Runs Opposition Ground
Suresh Raina, Sachin Tendulkar 5 256 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC)
Rahul Dravid, Sadagopan Ramesh 2 232 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC)
Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli 3 227 v Sri Lanka Galle
Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar 4 221 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS)
Manoj Prabhakar, Navjot Sidhu 1 171 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC)

Earlier, India bowled out Sri Lanka for a score of 183. The new ball bowlers in Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron got rid of the openers and then Ravichandran Ashwin ran through the Sri Lankan batting line-up taking as many as six for 46 to register the best figures for an Indian bowler in Sri Lanka beating the record of Harbhajan Singh who looked far from his best. Amit Mishra chipped in with a couple of wickets after Angelo Mathews (64) and Dinesh Chandimal (59) got together to add 79 runs to give the total some respectability.  Live Scorecard: India vs Sri Lanka 2015, 1st Test at Galle, Day 2