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127 balls left when India chased Sri Lanka s total at Dambulla. This is their 2nd-biggest margin of victory in terms of balls remaining on Sri Lanka. Their best, 168 balls, had come at SSC in 1997, when they chased down 131 in 15 overs against Bangladesh.

1 quicker ODI hundred by an Indian against Sri Lanka than Shikhar Dhawan, who reached his ton in 71 balls. Virender Sehwag had reached his hundred in 66 balls at Rajkot in 2009-10.

487 Virat Kohli s average in successful chases in 2017, the most by any batsman in a calendar year by far. Even without a cut-off no one comes even remotely close. The second-best spot belongs to AB de Villiers, who had averaged 330 in 2014. Kohli s current run reads 122, 76*, 96*, 111*, and 82* in other words, he has scored 365 runs in his last four successful-chase innings without being dismissed.

6 Indian batsmen have scored more runs than Kohli s 8,339 in ODIs. Kohli went past Sehwag s tally of 8,273 runs. He is now behind Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Sourav Ganguly (11,363), Rahul Dravid (10,889), MS Dhoni (9,496), Mohammad Azharuddin (9,378), and Yuvraj Singh (8,701).

55.23 Kohli s average in ODIs, the most for anyone with over 2,000 runs. In fact, with the same cut-off, only Michael Bevan, de Villiers, Dhoni, Jonathan Trott, and Hashim Amla average over 50.

84.11 Dhawan s average against Sri Lanka, the 2nd-most for any Indian with a 100-run cut-off. Ashok Malhotra averages 111.

0 higher 2nd-wicket partnerships (by any side) on Sri Lankan soil than 197* between Dhawan and Kohli. The previous record belonged to Gautam Gambhir and Dhoni, who had added 188 against Sri Lanka at Premadasa in 2008-09.

7 instances of 3 Indian spinners taking 2 or more wickets in an ODI (Yuzvendra Chahal took 2 for 60, Kedar Jadhav 2 for 26, and Akshar Patel 3 for 39). The previous instance came against West Indies at Kochi in 2013-14, when the spinners were Ravindra Jadeja (3 for 37), Suresh Raina (3 for 34), and Ravichandran Ashwin (2 for 42).

3/34 career-best figures for Akshar Patel in ODIs. His previous best was 3/39 against South Africa at Indore in 2015-16.

200 ODIs for Lasith Malinga. He is the 13th Sri Lankan and 2nd Sri Lankan specialist seamer (Chaminda Vaas played 322) to reach the landmark.

64 by Niroshan Dickwella, the 2nd-highest score by a Sri Lankan wicketkeeper opening batting against India. The record lies with Kumar Sangakkara, who had scored 138* at Jaipur in 2005-06.

16 scored by Sri Lanka s last 6 batsmen between them, their lowest against India. They had earlier combined to score 18 in the West Indies Tri-Nation final of 2013, at Queen s Park Oval.