Best performances - Batsmen
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Akila Dananjaya, who took 6 for 54, realised early on that the offbreak wouldn't be helpful against India in Pallekele and switched to bowling legbreaks and googlies instead
The two batsmen have been brought in for the remainder of the ODI series after Danushka Gunathilaka was ruled out due to a shoulder injury and Upul Tharanga was suspended for two matches
Bhuvneshwar Kumar revealed that he was especially mindful of Dananjaya's incoming delivery and walked in with a plan to counter it, after hauling India to an improbable win in the second ODI
The Sri Lanka spinner's figures of 6 for 54 were his country's best in a losing cause in ODIs
The interim coach was earlier critical of fickle selections following the nine-wicket loss in Dambulla, but has now struck an optimistic note about the team's prospects
Balls taken by Akila Dananjaya to take 5 wickets (wickets 1 to 5) - 4th least in ODIs since 2000. M Sami took 5 wickets in 11 balls vs NZ in 2003
Fifty plus stands for Dhawan and Rohit for the first wicket - Joint most along with De Kock and Hashim Amla since 2013
Number of four-wicket hauls for Bumrah since his debut - Most for a bowler from India. A Mishra and M Shami have 1 each.
International stumpings for MS Dhoni in ODIs - Joint highest with Kumar Sangakkara.
Matches in which Virat Kohli has won the toss and chosen to chase in the 15 matches he has captained