With the conclusion of India’s 5-0 sweep, the full record of the 155 ODIs between these countries is summarized below:
While India enjoys an overall 88-55 lead, the current series also brought India to a 28-27 lead for matches played in Sri Lanka.
We now look at individual performances.
1000 and more runs:
The names at the top are no surprise. Dhoni and Kohli have the most runs among current players. Mathews and Tharanga just cross the 1000-run mark.
Kohli and Tendulkar have scored 8 centuries each, followed by Jayasuriya with 7.
Tendulkar has 25 scores of 50-plus, followed by Sangakkara with 24.
Innings scores of 120 and above:
While Rohit Sharma’s world record ODI score of 264 has pride of place, Dhawan (132*) and Kohli (131) had the highest scores in this series. No Sri Lankan batsman crossed 120.
Batting averages (Minimum 20 innings, 30.00):
Dhoni and Kohli have the highest averages, with Dhoni benefiting from a large number of not out innings where he finished. (He was not dismissed in the four innings he played in this series.) Mathews and Rohit Sharma are some distance behind.
Highest strike rates (minimum 500 balls faced, 80.00):
Sehwag leads by a large margin over Jayasuriya and Dhawan. Several other current players are here, with Tharanga just making the cut.
Most wickets (25 and above):
Muralitharan has unsurprisingly taken the most wickets, although he is closely followed by Vaas and Zaheer. A few current Sri Lankan players are towards the bottom. The current Indian bowlers have not played enough matches.
Robin Singh is the only bowler with two fivers, while Ajantha Mendis is the only one with four four-fors.
Best innings bowling (including all 5wi and better):
Muralitharan predictably leads here. Newcomer A Dananjaya has the best figures in the current series, while Bumrah and B Kumar also recorded their maiden fivers in ODIs.
Best bowling averages (minimum 1000 balls, maximum 40.00):
Agarkar has the best average followed by Ajantha Mendis. The best economy rates are by Kapil (3.92) and Harbhajan (4.19). The best strike rates are by Agarkar (24.7) and Ishant Sharma (27.3). While Agarkar and Ishant Sharma were generally expensive, they seem to have done best against Sri Lanka.
Most dismissals (20 and above):
Dhoni has the most dismissals and stumpings, although Sangakkara has more catches as a keeper. The most catches by a non-keeper is by M Jayawardene.
Most dismissals in an innings (4 and above):
Dhoni has the most dismissals as well as most stumpings in an innings. M Kaif has the most catches by a non-keeper (4), which was a World Cup record which was later equaled by two others in 2015.
Best dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, 0.450):
Dhoni has the highest dismissal rate, while Kohli has the highest among non-keepers. Dravid and several others kept in some of their matches.
All-round performances (overall)-see criteria:
Mathews has the best overall performance here, with Irfan Pathan some distance behind. Others such as Kapil and Vaas did not play enough matches between these teams.
All-round performances (match)-minimum 40 runs and 4 wickets:
Only two instances, with Ganguly having the best figures.