India won series 1-0 © AFP
India won series 1-0 © AFP

9 series wins on the trot for India now, the joint-most in history. India equalled the world record held by England (1884 to 1891-92) and Australia (2005-06 to 2008).

0 countries have played 20 Tests in another country without a single win before Sri Lanka in India. They have drawn 8 Tests and lost 12 in 20 attempts on Indian soil.

14 wins for India at Feroz Shah Kotla, their joint-most at any Test venue. India have also won 14 Tests at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.

105 innings needed by Virat Kohli to reach 5,000 Test runs. He became the 4th-fastest Indian to the milestone, after Sunil Gavaskar (95 innings), Virender Sehwag (98) and Sachin Tendulkar (103).

293 runs scored by Kohli in the Kotla Test (243 and 50), the most by an Indian captain. Kohli went past Sunil Gavaskar, who had scored 289 (107 and 182*) against West Indies at Calcutta in 1978-79.

6 captains have scored a double-hundred and a fifty in the same Test before Kohli. Of them, Mark Taylor had a triple-hundred and a fifty, while Graham Gooch had a triple-hundred and a hundred.

610 runs for Kohli in the series, the 4th-most in history in a 3-Test rubber. Only Gooch (752 against India in 1990), Brian Lara (688 against Sri Lanka in 2001-02), and Mohammad Yousuf (665 against West Indies in 2006-07) had more.

6 double-hundreds for Kohli now, the joint-most by an Indian along with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar. Even across the globe, only Don Bradman (12), Kumar Sangakkara (11), Lara (9), Wally Hammond (7), and Mahela Jayawardene (7) have more, while Marvan Atapattu, Javed Miandad, Ricky Ponting, and Younis Khan have 6 apiece.

0 captains have scored more double-hundreds than Kohli’s tally of 6. Kohli went past Lara (5).

0 batsmen have scored more runs than Cheteshwar Pujara (1,140) in 2017. Pujara went past Dean Elgar (1,097). The other three men to have crossed the 1,000-run mark have all played in this series — Kohli (1,059), Dimuth Karunaratne (1,031), and Dinesh Chandimal (1,003).

56 wickets for Ravichandran Ashwin in 2017, the 2nd-most. At this point Ashwin is behind only Nathan Lyon (57). Kagiso Rabada (54), Ravindra Jadeja (54), and Rangana Herath (52) are the only others with 50 or more wickets.

0 Sri Lankans have reached the 100-wicket mark quicker than Dilruwan Perera, who reached there in his 25th Test. Dilruwan also became the 6th Sri Lankan and 181st overall to the landmark.

2,014 runs for Shikhar Dhawan in Test cricket now. He became the 37th Indian and 303rd overall to the 2,000-run landmark.

164 highest Test score for Dinesh Chandimal. His previous highest was his iconic 162* against India at Galle in 2015.

74* scored by Roshen Silva, the 3rd-highest by a Sri Lankan debutant at No. 7. Only Romesh Kaluwitharana (132*) and Chamara Dunusinghe (91) have scored more.

0 Sri Lankans have been retired hurt in the 4th innings of a Test before Dhananjaya de Silva. He also became the 22nd overall to ‘achieve’ this.

0 batsmen have scored more runs than Dhananjaya’s 119 before retiring hurt in the 4th innings of a Test. In fact, no one had scored even a third of that score. The record previously belonged to Ramnaresh Sarwan (35 against Pakistan at Karachi in 2006-07).