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A rare clean sweep away from home

India dominated both with bat and ball ESPNcricinfo Ltd

1 - This is the first time India have whitewashed an away series of three or more Tests. Overall, this is the fifth time India have whitewashed a Test series of three or more matches.

2 - Number of times Sri Lanka have been whitewashed at home in a series of three or more matches: by Australia in 2003-04 and by India in this series. Overall, this is the sixth time they have been whitewashed in a series of three or more Tests.

35.98 - The difference between India's batting and bowling averages in this series, which is their second-biggest in any series of three or more Tests. The biggest difference also came against Sri Lanka, 44.43, in 1986. India's batting average in this series was 60.90 and bowling average 24.92.

3 - Bigger innings victories for India than this one, by an innings and 171 runs. In away Tests, this is their second-largest innings win. For Sri Lanka, this is their fifth-biggest innings defeat and second-biggest at home.

26 - Average of India's spin bowlers in this series, compared to Sri Lanka's 67.38. India's spinners struck roughly once every 49 balls whereas Sri Lanka spinners required around 102 balls per wicket. India's fast bowlers averaged 24.35 whereas the home side's quicks averaged 53.84.


3 - Number of first-innings leads of over 300 runs for India in this series - their most in any series. They had got two such leads against Sri Lanka at home in 2009-10 and in the West Indies last year. India's first-innings leads in this series: 309, 439 and 352.

487 - India's lowest score in a completed innings in this series - the highest lowest innings total for India in any series of three or more Tests. Sri Lanka's highest total of the series was 386.

5 - Number of India players to scored centuries in this series - Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Hardik Pandya - the joint-most in an away Test series of any number of matches for India. In all ten players made 50-plus scores, which is the joint second-most in any Test series.