World Champion India have regained their top rank in the ICC ODI Ranking after defeating the Sri Lanka in fifth ODI. India thrashed Sri Lanka by sweeping the five-match series 5-0 under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. India won fifth ODI by three wickets at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi on Sunday. India was at third position with 113 rating points at the start of the series and has ended on 117 rating points, surpassing South Africa by clear two rating points. By this series win against Sri Lanka, India defeated Sri Lanka 100 times in the head to head across all formats.

ICC ODI Ranking

South Africa475392115
Sri Lanka707569108
New Zealand33315896
West Indies46439596
Statistical Overview of the Fifth ODI between India and Sri Lanka
  • Ambati Rayudu (59 off 69 balls) scored his first fifty against Sri Lanka in his fifth ODI. He has an average of 60.62 in a winning case in ODIs – his total being 485 in fourteen innings, scoring a century and three fifties meanwhile.
  • Rayudu’s innings of 59 in the fifth ODI is the second best against Sri Lanka, next only to 121 unbeaten off 118 balls at Ahmedabad on November 6, 2014 in this series.
  • Ajantha Mendis (4/73) posted his best bowling figures in ODIs on Indian ground, looming the 2 for 24 against New Zealand at Mumbai on March 18, 2011.
  • Mendis’s figure is his best bowling when Sri Lanka lost their matches in ODIs.
  • Akshar Patel became the leading wicket-taker in the series against Sri Lanka, as he took 11 wickets with an average 18.09 in five games – an Indian record in a bilateral series of five- match against Sri Lanka.
  • Lahiru Thirimanne (52 runs in 76 balls) recorded his fourth fifty against India and his ninth in ODIs.
  • India has achieved a sixty-plus success rate for the first time in Cricket history after series against Sri Lanka. They have got the victory in 83 games and lost 54 games out of 149 played head-to-head with 11 no-result game and one tie with winning percentage of60.50.
  • India have swiped a series by 5-0 white-wash five times in limited-overs in International Cricket – twice against England and one each against Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
  • India’s three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fifth ODI is their 100th victory in International cricket out of 190 played against Sri Lanka – 14 in Test Matches; 83 in ODIs and three in T20s. Thus, India became the first team to record a 100th victory against Sri Lanka.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli are the two Indian Skippers to have posted two whitewashes each 5-0 in Cricket.
  • Angelo Mathews managed 1,000 runs in ODIs, being the first batsman to do so this year by scoring 1062 runs (Avg. 70.80) in 25 games.
  • Virat Kohli became the second batsmen to score 1,000 runs in ODIs in 2014 – his total being 1054 runs with an average 58.55 in 21 games.
  • Kohli is the first batsman to manage 1,000 runs in ODIs in four continuous years – 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews (139 unbeaten off 116 balls) has recorded his career best score- his first ODI ton. His previous best in Odis was 93 against Pakistan at Hambantota on August 26, 2014.
  • Mathews became the first captain to register ten sixes in an innings against India in ODI. Ricky Pointing hit eight sixes during his awesome unbeaten 140 off 121 balls for Australia at Johannesburg on March 23, 2003.
  • Mathews has posted a record for most sixes by a captain in an innings, surpassing the nine by Ricky Pointing, during his magnificent 164 off 105 balls against South Africa at Johannesburg on March 12, 2006.
  • Mathew’s tally of ten sixes in an innings is surmounted only by Sanath Jayasuriya for Sri Lanka in ODIs. He struck eleven sixes during his innings of 134 runs in 65 balls against Pakistan at Singapore on April 2, 1996
  • Mathews with 339 runs (Avg. 113.00), including a ton and two fifties, has ended as the leading run-scorer in the series.
  • Mathews’ total is the second highest by a Sri Lankan batsmen in a bilateral series against India behind the 353 in five matches with an average of 70.60 in 2009-10 in Indian ground.
  • Mathews’ knock was the third biggest by a visiting skipper against India in ODIs. Andrew Strauss had scored 158 for England at Bangalore on February 27, 2011 and Australian George Bailey 156 at Nagpur on October 30, 2013.
  • Mathews has won seven Man of the Match award in ODIs – his second against India.
  • Virat Kohli has posted his 21st century in ODIs – his 13th in successful chases. The record is 14, currently glued to Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Kohli’s magnificent unbeaten 139 is the highest score while batting at number four, improving the 133 unbeaten against Sri Lanka at Hobart on February 28, 2012.
  • Kohli has acquired his fourth Player of the Series award in ODIs – second against Sri Lanka and one each against Australia and West Indies.
  • Both skippers have scored hundreds in the same match for the third time in ODIs.
  • Kohli and Rayudu together made partnership of 136 run stand.


Virat Kohli is the Man of the Series for a 329 runs total in five matches, including a century and two fifties. The skipper was happy with his team’s performance and said at Post-match ceremony, “Little worried and annoyed (chuckles) as well (when enquired about running out of partners). There was communication but lack of application. Axar did what I wanted him to do. He kept his composure and listened to me. The pitch was two-paced. The ball was not quite coming on. When the ball got old, it was not easy, especially in the second innings. I kept running out of partners. The guys have to learn from it. Absolutely, it has to start from the top. It has to come from me first. If you want someone else to do something, you have to do it yourself. This has to be the over (in reference to attacking Mendis). I tried the helicopter shot and it came off.” He further added, “Playing in MS’ home town, it was a perfect finish for us. I have loved it (captaincy). We have a young side, exciting squad and you saw the character and composure of quite a few guys in this series. It was pleasing to see, especially Rohit’s knock in the last game was legendary and it will be hard to beat in the future. It has been a great series overall for us. All in all, it is very satisfying. 48 hours sounds much better than two days (talking about leaving for the Australian tour). I would like to thank the Sri Lankan side for putting their hands up and participating in this series.”

Mathews wanted to flush the disappointment of defeat against Sri Lanka and said, “’Not really (when enquired if he was tired after the all-round effort). Still we lost. It would have been awesome to get a win. We did not play good cricket again. India played well. It was a tough wicket. I had to hang in there. Thirimanne batted well. I just had a go at the end and it worked. We batted pretty well, 287 was a huge score on this wicket. Once again Kohli batted well, all the best to them for Australia. We have to flush this out of our system and try to win against England. We have 14 ODIs ahead of the World Cup.” Mathews who was declared Man of the Match, added, “”I am pretty pleased with the way I batted. There were a lot of positives especially with the way Thirimanne batted. It was not the easiest wicket to bat on. It was turning quite a lot. It was stopping and going up and down but we managed to get 286. So it was a good batting display.”

Sri Lanka Innings – 286/8 (50 overs)

BattingOut DescRB4s6sSR
Niroshan Dickwellac Rayudu b D Kulkarni4100040.0
Tillakaratne Dilshanb Binny352470145.8
Dinesh Chandimal (wk)c Rohit b A Patel5310016.1
Mahela Jayawardenec A Rahane b Ashwin32335097.0
Angelo Mathews (c)not out139116610119.8
Lahiru Thirimannec Rayudu b Ashwin52762168.4
Thisara Pererac K Jadhav b A Patel6510120.0
Seekkuge Prasannac A Patel b D Kulkarni04000.0
Ajantha Mendisc Karn Sharma b D Kulkarni01000.0
Extras13(b – 4 w – 7, nb – 0, lb – 2)
Total286(50 Overs, 8 Wickets)
Did not bat:Shaminda Eranga, Lahiru Gamage
Dhawal Kulkarni80573077.1
Stuart Binny81281003.5
Akshar Patel100452004.5
Ravichandran Ashwin101562005.6
Karn Sharma100610006.1
Ambati Rayudu40330008.2
1Niroshan Dickwella32/14.4
2Tillakaratne Dilshan45/25.6
3Dinesh Chandimal73/314.4
4Mahela Jayawardene85/418.3
5Lahiru Thirimanne213/544.6
6Thisara Perera258/647.5
7Seekkuge Prasanna285/749.3
8Ajantha Mendis286/849.6

India Innings – 288/7 (48.4 overs)

BattingOut DescRB4s6sSR
Ajinkya Rahaneb Mathews2100020.0
Rohit Sharmab Mathews9122075.0
Ambati Rayudurun out (Chandimal/S Eranga)59698185.5
Virat Kohli (c)not out139126123110.3
Robin Uthappa (wk)c Mathews b A Mendis19212090.5
Kedar Jadhavb A Mendis20243083.3
Stuart Binnyst Chandimal b A Mendis12152080.0
Ravichandran Ashwinlbw b A Mendis01000.0
Akshar Patelnot out171420121.4
Extras11(b – 4 w – 7, nb – 0, lb – 0)
Total288(48.4 Overs, 7 Wickets)
Did not bat:Karn Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni
Angelo Mathews71332004.7
Lahiru Gamage40250016.2
Shaminda Eranga70450026.4
Seekkuge Prasanna100420014.2
Thisara Perera30200016.7
Ajantha Mendis9.40734007.6
Tillakaratne Dilshan80460025.8
1Ajinkya Rahane6/12.4
2Rohit Sharma14/24.3
3Ambati Rayudu150/328
4Robin Uthappa180/433.3
5Kedar Jadhav215/539.4
6Stuart Binny231/643.1
7Ravichandran Ashwin231/743.2
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