India vs Sri Lanka 2017, 3rd T20I Stats: India overtake Pakistan to end the year with most T20I wins
In what was their final international match of this calendar year, India continued their dominant form and completed a clinical five-wicket triumph over a listless Sri Lankan outfit in the third T20I at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
After winning the toss, India's spin and pace new-ball combination landed three significant blows to peg the visitors early in the game. From that moment, skipper Rohit Sharma controlled the proceedings with his smart bowling changes as well as strategic field placements.
Chasing a straightforward target of 136, the hosts themselves were off to a sluggish start. However, a crucial partnership from Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey laid the platform for the likes of Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni to complete the pursuit successfully.
Let us take a look at all the interesting numbers surrounding the match.
1 - This particular series is the first instance of India whitewashing an opponent in a T20I series comprising two or more matches on home soil.
2 - Number of instances of India winning more than two matches in a bilateral T20I series. Before their 3-0 victory against Sri Lanka, they had triumphed in a similar series score-line in Australia last year.
2 - India's current win-loss ratio of 1.666 (55 wins and 33 losses) is the second best among all teams in T20I history. Only Afghanistan, with a win-loss ratio of 1.772 (39 wins and 22 losses) have done better in the shortest format of the game.
7 - Consecutive T20I wins for India against Sri Lanka. In the shortest format, this is their joint-longest winning streak against a particular team. They also won seven successive T20Is against Australia between 2013 and 2017.
8 - Successive T20I defeats suffered by Sri Lanka. The current run is their worst-ever in the format.
9 - Number of victories for India in T20Is in 2017. Following their five-wicket triumph in Mumbai, they have now overtaken Pakistan (8 wins) for the most T20I wins in the calendar year. In 2017, India have also won the most number of matches in Tests (7) and ODIs (21) as well. Australia, who currently have six wins, can equal India's tally if they win the upcoming Melbourne Test against England.
15 - Number of wins for India against Sri Lanka across all three formats in 2017. They lost only two ODIs and drew two Tests against the Lankans in this year.
16 - Consecutive bilateral series victories for India across all formats on home soil. With 24 successive series triumphs at home between 1988 and 1999, India hold the overall record.
18 - Washington Sundar's age (18 years and 80 days). The off-spinner has now become the youngest cricketer to play for India in T20Is. The previous youngest player was Rishabh Pant who made his T20I debut in Bengaluru earlier this year at the age of 19 years and 120 days.
37 - Number of victories for India across all three formats of the game in 2017. Only Australia, with 38 victories in 2003, have won more international matches in a single year.
38 - Sixes for Rohit Sharma against Sri Lanka across all three formats in this year alone. This is the most number of sixes against a single opponent in a calendar year.
40 - Losses for Sri Lanka across all three formats in 2017. This is the most number of defeats suffered by any team in a calendar year at international level.
98 - Runs conceded by Mohammed Siraj from his first two T20Is. Only Barry McCarthy (102) and James Anderson (101) have conceded more runs from their respective first two T20Is.
100 - Wankhede Stadium has now become the first Indian stadium to host 100 T20 matches. Overall, there have been eight other venues across the globe to have hosted 100 or more T20 games.