R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami finished with combined second-innings figures of 43.3-12-100-7 as India completed a 3-0 whitewash with an innings win in Pallekele
This Indian team has rid itself of a culture in which newcomers were judged, according to Virat Kohli
Stats highlights from the third day of the Pallekele Test between Sri Lanka and India
India's 3-0 series win over Sri Lanka was their first ever clean sweep away from home in a series of three or more Tests
Not once could Sri Lanka push a Test match to the fifth day and the new captain Dinesh Chandimal felt quite badly about that
Hardik Pandya's maiden Test hundred was the highlight of a triumphant second day for India, who made Sri Lanka follow on for the second successive Test match
From playing as a travelling gun for hire in local tournaments and sharpening his technique in the IPL and first-class cricket, Hardik Pandya has now slammed his first hundred in official cricket - straight in Tests
Maiden first-class ton in a Test, a century in a single session, and other statistical highlights from Hardik Pandya's 96-ball 108 on the second day in Pallekele
After scoring his first Test hundred - also his first official one - the India allrounder was so intoxicated that he just started blurting things out
On a day of two halves, Sri Lanka's bowlers fought back after a 188-run opening stand between Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, taking six wickets for 141 to leave the Pallekele Test nicely poised
Sri Lanka's bowling coach has drawn attention to the tendency to produce spin-friendly pitches in first-class cricket that are stifling the development of quick bowlers
Stats highlights from a banner day for Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul in Pallekele
At another time, India might have been pushed into a corner after going for shots and losing 6 for 141 but insurance in the form of the lower order and a strong bowling attack could remedy the batting slump
After being pummeled for 1462 runs in three innings, the hosts, led by two rookie left-arm spinners, were sublimely adequate for most of the first day in Pallekele
With a day off followed by rain, it is possible that on match day, Virat Kohli may have last seen the pitch 72 hours ago, but India remain circumspect in their approach and insist there is no complacency
The Sri Lanka captain has pinned his hopes on the inexperienced quicks to deliver in the absence of injured seniors Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal
The left-arm wristspinner, who is likely to replace the suspended Ravindra Jadeja, says he is happy to bide his time and learn from India's frontline spinners
Both teams have lost an influential spinner - Ravindra Jadeja and Rangana Herath, but India still appear to have all bases covered on a green Pallekele surface
This is the first time India have whitewashed the oppositions in an away Test series of 3 or more Tests.
Dinesh Chandimal's average in this series - his 2nd worst in any Test series playing 2+ Tests. Also, he's the only SL top-order batsman without a 50+ score in this series.
No. of times SL have got all out in fewer overs in first inns of a home Test, than 37.4 overs in this match. They were all out in 28.2 overs v Pak, Kandy 1994 & 34.2 v Aus, Pallekele, 2016.
No. of India players to score their maiden first-class century in a Test, including Pandya. Others are: Vijay Manjrekar, Kapil Dev, Ajay Ratra and Harbhajan Singh.
Runs scored by Pandya in one over off Pushpakumara, the most by any India player in an over in Test history. Previous most: 24 by Kapil off E Hemmings, Lord's, 1990.
Runs for which India lost their six wickets after Dhawan and Rahul added 188 runs for the opening wicket. The run rate dropped from 4.75 to 3.65.
Last time an Ind opener scored 2+ 100s in an away Test series, Dravid in England. This is also the first time Dhawan has made more than one century in a series.
Previous highest opening stand for visiting sides in Sri Lanka, between Prabhakar & Sidhu at SSC in 1993. Dhawan & Rahul have gone past that mark.
No. of consecutive 50+ scores for KL Rahul, the joint-most. Weekes, A Flower, Chanderpaul, Sangakkara & Rogers also made 7 50+ scores in a row.
Last time India reached 100 runs in fewer balls in a Test innings than in the 17.4 overs today, v Aus in Mohali. Since 2001, this is the sixth-fastest team 100 for Ind.
No. of tosses won by India in this 3-match series. They have elected to bat first all the three times.