Before match the talking point was whitewash. In the end it did happen. Virat Kohli led India to 2nd whitewash under his captaincy. In the fight of captains between the highest ODI scorer of year, Angelo kept the slender lead as both scored unbeaten 139 runs. Angelo recorded his first ever ODI century in 6 years, but could not prevent SL from finally getting whitewashed in an ODI series. The match ended to be a contest between 4 batsmen, and in the end Kohli won the series, and was declared Player of the Series too.
- 1. First whitewash of Sri Lanka by any team in Bilateral ODI series.
2. 264 by Rohit Sharma is the new record in ODIs.
3. Centuries by Kohli and Mathews is the third occasion in ODIs when both captains scored centuries. Kohli has achieved the same feat when he won against Bangladesh. England vs Ireland match in 2013 provided the first such instance.
4. 339 by Angelo Mathews and 329 by Kohli is the highest aggregates of the series by players.
5. 58 6s hit during the 5 matches.
6. Out of the 5 batsmen who aggregated 200+ in the series, Angelo Mathews is the only Sri Lankan.
7. 7 centuries scored during the series.
8. 12 half-centuries scored.
9. Mahela and Angelo received MOMs for their centuries in losing causes.
10. 100 international wins against Sri Lanka by India. (83 ODIs, 14 Tests and 3 T20Is). India’s second best record is against England with 74 international wins.
11. 5th whitewash by India in ODI series of 3+ ODIs.
12. 10 sixes by Mathews in his century is joint highest, with Pollard, against India in any ODI match.
13. 11 wickets (in 5 matches) make Akshar Patel the most successful bowler of the series ahead of 10 wickets by Umesh Yadav in matches.
14. Umesh Yadav (4/53), Dhawal Kulkarni (4/34) and Ishant Sharma (4/34) achieved their personal best in ODIs.
15. 4.61 economy (43.1 overs) makes Akshar the most economical bowler in the series.
16. 16.90 gives Umesh Yadav the best bowling average of the series.
17. 3 Maidens by Umesh Yadav is the most by any bowler during the series which saw 17 maidens.
18. 404/5 by India is their 5th 400+ score in ODIs.
19. 21 350+ scores by India in ODIs is a record for any team.
100+ Partnerships of the Series
- 231 1st Rahane, Dhawan at Hyderabad, 2014
202 3rd Rohit Sharma, Kohli at Kolkata, 2014
136 3rd Kohli, Rayudu at Ranchi 2014
128 5th Kohli, Uthappa at Kolkata, 2014
128 5th Angelo, Thirimanne at Ranchi, 2014
122 2nd Dhawan, Rayudu at Ahmedabad, 2014
118 5th Angelo, Thirimanne at Kolkata, 2014
116 3rd Rayudu, Kohli at Ahmedabad, 2014
105 3rd Dilshan, Mahela at Hyderabad, 2014