India's eighth consecutive bilateral ODI series win against SL
Stats highlights from the third ODI in Pallekele where Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah secured another series win for India against Sri Lanka
Number of consecutive bilateral ODI series, involving two or matches, won by India against Sri Lanka. This equals the second-longest such sequence for a team against any opposition. Pakistan have won nine consecutive series
against West Indies and eight against Zimbabwe. India last failed to win a series against Sri Lanka in 1997 when a three-match rubber
Number of five wicket hauls by Jasprit Bumrah in ODIs before this. His previous best was 4 for 22 that he took against Zimbabwe
last year. His 5 for 27 in this match are also his best figures in List A cricket. He had taken 5 for 28 against Delhi in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final
4 - Number of times Bumrah has taken four or more wickets in 19 ODIs. This is the quickest any India bowler has taken four such hauls. Before Bumrah, Mohammed Shami was the quickest having taken 35 matches to do so.
Rohit Sharma's batting average in ODIs in Sri Lanka before this match. He had made 339 runs in 23 innings with a highest of 69. Overall his 124* in this match was his 12th ODI century and his eighth outside India. Rohit has stayed unbeaten or scored 150-plus in seven of his ten ODI hundreds
since his comeback in 2013.
MS Dhoni's average in successful chases in ODIs. He is currently the only batsman to average over 100 among those with at least 1000 runs. Dhoni has stayed unbeaten in 40 of the 65 successful chases he has been involved in. His unbeaten 67 in this match was his 19th fifty-plus score in such matches. Overall, this was Dhoni's 74th fifty-plus score in ODIs. Only Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly have more such scores
120/7 - Sri Lanka's score in the last 25 overs of their innings in this match. They were 97 for 2 at the end of 25 overs. For the second time in the series Sri Lanka lost their way in the latter half of their innings: In the first ODI, they had collapsed from 141 for 2 at the end of 25 overs to 216 all out. Overall, in this series Sri Lanka have lost 19 wickets at an average of 17.05 after the 25th over. While the dot percentage hasn't come down dramatically after 25th overs, Sri Lanka have taken nearly nine more deliveries per boundary when compared with the first 25 overs.
Sri Lanka's innings break-up, current series
| ||RR ||Wkt ||Ave ||Dot % ||BpB|
| Last 25 overs || 4.74 || 19 || 17.05 || 54.1 || 20.5|
| First 25 overs || 4.59 || 8 || 43.12 || 63.3 || 11.8| 12 -
Number of times out of 16 Sri Lanka's top-order batsmen (No. 1 to No. 7) have got themselves in, having faced at least 20 deliveries
in this ODI series but have got out without scoring a fifty. Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera and Milinda Siriwardana were such batsmen in this match. In the previous ODI, there were five such batsmen out of their top seven.
Number of Sri Lanka batsmen to make fifty-plus scores in three or more consecutive ODIs against India before Lahiru Thirimanne. Thirimanne had scored 59 and 52 in his previous two ODIs against India. This was Thirimanne's fifth score of 50 or more against India - the most
such scores he has against any team in this format. Sanath Jayasuriya, Aravinda de Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews are the other batsmen to have done it.
Shiva Jayaraman is a senior stats analyst at ESPNcricinfo.com. @shiva_cricinfo