Statistical highlights of the fifth ODI between India and Sri Lanka
# Ambati Rayudu’s first fifty (59 off 69 balls) vs Sri Lanka is his fifth in ODIs. He is averaging 60.62 in a winning cause in ODIs – his aggregate being 485 in fourteen innings, including a century and three fifties.
# Rayudu’s above innings is his second best vs Sri Lanka, next only to the 121 not out off 118 balls at Ahmedabad on November 6, 2014.
# Ajantha Mendis (4/73) recorded his best bowling figures in ODIs in India, eclipsing the 2 for 24 vs New Zealand at Mumbai on March 18, 2011.
# Mendis’ figures are his best in a losing cause in ODIs.
# With 11 wickets (ave. 18.09) in five matches, Axar Patel is the leading wicket-taker in the just concluded series – an Indian record in a five-match bilateral series against Sri Lanka.
# Lahiru Thirimanne (52 off 76 balls) posted his fourth fifty vs India – his ninth in ODIs.
# India have recorded a success percentage of sixty-plus for the first time after a series vs Sri Lanka. They have won 83 and lost 54 out of 149 played (NR 11 and Tied one) – winning % 60.50.
# India have won six successive bilateral series vs Sri Lanka in ODIs.
# India have completed a 5-0 white-wash five times in limited-overs internationals – twice vs England and once each vs New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
# India’s three-wicket victory is their 100th in international cricket out of 190 contested vs Sri Lanka – 14 in Test Cricket; 83 in ODIs and three in T20Is. They have lost 63, tied one, drawn 15 and NR 11).
# India thus became the first team to achieve the above distinction vs Sri Lanka.
# Angelo Mathews became the first batsman to complete 1,000 runs in ODIs in 2014 – his tally being 1062 (ave.70.80) in 25 games.
# Virat Kohli became the second batsman to manage 1,000 runs in ODIs this year – his aggregate being 1054 (ave.58.55) in 21 games.
# Kohli is the first batsman to complete 1,000 runs in ODIs in four consecutive years – 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
# Mathews (139 not out off 116 balls) has posted his career-best score – his first hundred in ODIs. His previous best in ODIs was 93 vs Pakistan at Hambantota on August 26, 2014.
# Mathews has become the first captain to register ten sixes in an innings against India in ODIs. Ricky Ponting hit eight sixes during his magnificent unbeaten 140 off 121 balls for Australia at Johannesburg on March 23, 2003.
# Mathews has set a record for most sixes by a captain in an innings, eclipsing the nine by Ricky Ponting, during his 164 off 105 balls against South Africa at Johannesburg on March 12, 2006.
# Mathews’ tally of ten sixes in an innings is exceeded only by Sanath Jayasuriya for Sri Lanka in ODIs. He hit eleven during his innings of 134 off 65 balls against Pakistan at Singapore on April 2, 1996.
# Mathews, with 339 runs (ave.113.00), including a hundred and two fifties, has finished as the leading run-scorer in the series.
# Mathews’ aggregate is the second highest by a Sri Lankan batsman in a bilateral series vs India behind the 353 (ave.70.60) in five matches in 2009-10 in India.
# Mathews’ knock was the third highest by a visiting captain vs India in ODIs. Andrew Strauss had made 158 for England at Bangalore on February 27, 2011 and George Bailey 156 for Australia at Nagpur on October 30, 2013.
# Mathews has got his seventh MOM award in ODIs – his second vs India.
# Virat Kohli has recorded his 21st century in ODIs – his 13th in successful chases.
# Kohli’s match-winning unbeaten 139 is his highest score while batting at number four, bettering the 133 not out against Sri Lanka at Hobart on February 28, 2012.
# Kohli has got his fourth Player of the Series award in ODIs – twice against Sri Lanka and once each vs West Indies and Australia.
# Both captains have registered hundreds in the same match for the third time in ODIs.