Stats: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma post 300 plus runs in Sri Lanka series

Stats: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma post 300 plus runs in Sri Lanka series

This was the 5th time Virat Kohli has aggregated 300 and more runs in a bilateral ODI series.

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli (R) and Rohit Sharma. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Sri Lanka-India ODI series turned out to be a low scoring affair with Sri Lanka batting first in four matches and managing the highest of 238, in the final ODI. India, who got to bat first only once, posted a huge total of 375/5. Their bowlers played a crucial part in the whitewash with Jasprit Bumrah topping the bowler’s charts having picked 15 wickets. But the Indian captain and vice-captain, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma made crucial contributions with the bat scoring 300+ runs.

This was the 5th time Virat has aggregated 300 and more runs in a bilateral ODI series, thus becoming the first player to accomplish the feat of scoring 300+ runs in five bilateral series’. Rahul Dravid, Quinton de Kock, and Rohit Sharma stand behind Kohli with 300+ runs in four different bilateral series’. Rohit, who aggregated 302 runs in the series against Sri Lanka, recorded his 4th series of 300+ tally. Only six other players have got 300+ runs in three different bilateral series in this format.

Batsmen with 300+ runs in bilateral ODI series on most occasions:

The Sri Lankan series was the 2nd bilateral ODI series for both Kohli and Rohit outside the home where they scored more than 300 runs. Both the Indian batsmen aggregated 300+ runs in Australia during the 2016 tour as they both joined a list of players with 300+ runs in two different away series.

Batsmen with 300+ runs in bilateral ODI series away from home on most occasions:

Kohli and Rohit also broke the 300-run barrier which wasn’t possible for many players in a bilateral series in Sri Lanka. Before the series, only four players had managed to score over 300 runs in a bilateral series on Sri Lankan soil with Joe Root being the only one among the visiting players.

However, Root’s effort came in a 7-match series, in which Dilshan and Sangakkara scored more than 300 runs. Sanga in 2014 against South Africa and Gunathilaka in their recent series against Zimbabwe scored more than 300 runs.

Most runs in a bilateral ODI series in Sri Lanka:

(Stats as on September 3, 2017)