India won the series 3-0, being the latest in a series of numerous clean sweeps against Sri Lanka. The highlight was a 317-run victory in the 3rd match, which is the biggest victory margin in any ODI. More on this topic here: https://abn397.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/record-victories-in-odis/
A total of 165 ODIs have been played between these teams.
India has won 96, Sri Lanka 57, 1 tied and 11 no-results.
In India: 39-12-0-3
In Sri Lanka: 30-28-0-6
On neutral grounds: 27-17-1-2
Interestingly, the first ODI between these teams was during the 1979 World Cup in England. Sri Lanka won. India did not win any match in that tournament.
Looking at individual performances, starting with
Most runs (750 or more):
Headed by Tendulkar and Jayasuriya. Kohli is in 5th place.
Kohli has the most centuries (10) followed by Tendulkar with 8. For 50+ scores, Tendulkar has 25 and Sangakkara 24.
Highest innings scores (125 or more):
Headed by 2 double centuries by RG Sharma. His 264 is the record individual score in ODIs. Kohli’s 166* is in 7th place.
Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings and 35.00):
Headed by Dhoni with Kohli just behind.
Highest strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced, 75.00):
Note that Sehwag is well ahead of the next (Dhawan and Jayasuriya). Kohli is 5th here.
Now for Bowling:
Most wickets (Minimum 30):
Headed by Murali (74) and Vaas (70). No recent players here.
No one has taken more than one 5wi, or more than 3 4wis.
Best innings bowling (Includes all 5wis):
Headed by Murali’s 7-30. India’s best is 6-59 by A Nehra.
Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled and maximum 45.00):
Headed by the unheralded AB Agarkar and BAW Mendis. Kapil and Harbhajan have the best economy rates, and Agarkar and I. Sharma the best strike rates.
Now to Fielding:
Most dismissals (Minimum 20):
Led by Dhoni, with Sangakkara some distance behind. Dhoni also has the most stumpings (25). M Jayawardene has the most catches as a fielder (38).
Most dismissals in an innings (4 or more):
Headed by Dhoni with 5 dismissals. Kaif has the most catches as a fielder (4). This was in the 2003 World Cup and was the WC record until 2015.
Highest dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings and 0.450):
Dhoni again, with Sangakkara some distance behind.The best figures by a pure fielder are 0.454 by Mahanama and Raina.
All-round performances :
Overall (see table for criteria):
Mathews heads this list, with the next (Pathan) far behind.
These two performances are clearly the best.