2 - Number of times Lasith Malinga has picked up four wickets in four balls in international cricket, the only bowler to do so. He got Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor off successive balls in the third T20I in Pallekelle. Before this, he had achieved it in the 2007 World Cup against South Africa, with the wickets of Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis and Makhaya Ntini. Rashid Khan is the only other bowler to have taken four wickets in four balls, having done it earlier this year against Ireland in a T20I in Dehradun.

5 - Number of hat-tricks for Malinga in international cricket - three in ODIs and two in T20Is. No other bowler has taken five hat-tricks in international cricket. Wasim Akram had four hat-tricks, two in Tests and ODIs each. Apart from Malinga and Akram, no one else has picked more than two hat-tricks.

1 - Malinga became the first to take 100 wickets in men's T20Is. He had gone past Shahid Afridi's 98 wickets earlier in this series to become the leading wicket-taker in T20Is.

100 - Number of hat-tricks across all three international formats. Malinga's was the 100th hat-trick. There have been 44 hat-tricks in Tests, 48 in ODIs, and eight in T20Is, by 84 bowlers. England and Australia bowlers have the most - 18 each. Sri Lanka are next with 13, five of them by Malinga.

5 for 6 - Malinga's figures from four overs in the third T20I. Only two bowlers have conceded fewer runs in five-wicket hauls in T20Is - Rangana Herath and Rashid, both taking 5 for 3. This was Malinga's second five-wicket haul in T20Is, the joint-most. Overall in T20s, it was his fifth five-for, the most by any bowler.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo @SeerviBharath