India won the series 2-1, thus ensuring that Sri Lanka had never won a bilateral ODI series in India. They had however beaten India twice on the way to their World Cup victory in 1996.
This summarizes all ODIs between these teams:
India enjoys a healthy 90-56 overall lead and a 36-12 lead for ODIs in India. It even leads 28-27 for ODIs in Sri Lanka.
We now look at individual performances:
Most runs (750 runs and above):
Dhoni and Kohli have the most runs among current players. The most centuries are 8 by Tendulkar and Kohli and 7 by Jayasuriya. The most 50+ scores are 25 by Tendulkar and 24 by Sangakkara.
Highest innings (125 and above):
The only score from this series is Rohit Sharma’s 208*-but that is still not a record as he had scored 264 against the same team in 2014.
Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings, 35.00 and above):
Dhoni and Kohli have the highest averages among current players, followed by Mathews.
Highest batting strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced, 75.00 and above):
Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have the best strike rates among current players, though Sehwag has a somewhat higher figure.
Now for bowling:
Most wickets (25 and above):
NLTC Perera has the most wickets by a current player, followed by Mathews. Ashwin did not play in the last two series against SL, and Malinga also missed this series. RR Singh is the only one to take two five-fors, and BAW Mendis the only one to take 4 four-fors.
Best innings bowling (including all cases of 6wi and above):
No instance from the current series.
Best bowling averages (minimum 1000 balls bowled, 30.00 and below):
Agarkar and Mendis have the best averages. Kapil and Harbhajan have the best economy rates, while Agarkar and I. Sharma have the best strike rates.
Now for fielding:
Most dismissals (20 and above):
Dhoni heads the list, while M Jayawardene has the most catches by a non-keeper. Note the dual roles of Sangakkara and Dravid.
Most dismissals in an innings (4 and above):
Dhoni heads this list as well. Kaif has the most catches by a non-keeper. This was a World Cup record from 2003, until two others equaled it in 2015.
Highest dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, 0.450 and above):
Dhoni is the table topper once more, while Kohli has the highest rate by a non-keeper.
Overall (see criteria in table):
Mathews scores the highest here, followed by IK Pathan at some distance. Others such as Kapil and Vaas did not play enough in this series.
Match performance (Minimum 40 runs and 4 wickets):
Ganguly’s performance is clearly the best.