The last time an Indian team won a series in Sri Lanka was way back in 1993 under Mohammed Azharuddin's leadership when they sealed the series with 1-0 scoreline.

Since 1993, India has toured Sri Lanka five times but had not managed to win a series. While they had travelled to Sri Lanka in 1997, 2001, 2008 and 2010 for a bilateral series, in 1998-99 they competed there in the Asian Test Championships.

Till now, India have won only three Test series after losing the first Test and this is the first time that the achievement has come on foreign soil. India won a series in 1972-73 against England and against Australia in 2000-2001 at home.

Here are the Statistical highlights:

1. After 22 years, India have won a Test series (2-1) vs Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka - their only previous series win against them in Sri Lanka was by 1-0 in 1993.

2. For the first time, India have won two successive Tests vs Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka - by 278 runs at Colombo (PSS) and by 117 runs at Colombo (SSC) -both in the just concluded series.

3. For the first time, India have won an overseas Test series after trailing behind - losing the Galle Test by 63 runs and winning the next two (as above).

4. For the fifth time, excluding Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, India have won two Tests in an overseas series.

5. For the second time, India have captured all 60 wickets in a three-Test series = the first instance being vs New Zealand in India in 1988-89.

6. The Indian spinners have captured 37 wickets, emulating an Indian record by spinners in an overseas series of three Tests - the first instance being vs England in England in 1971.

7. Cheteshwar Pujara's third MoM award in Tests is his first vs Sri Lanka.This is his first MOM award away from home - the first two being vs England at Ahmedabad in 2012-13 and vs Australia at Hyderabad in 2012-13.

8. Pujara has registered five hundreds in a winning cause - his average in a winning cause in Tests being 78.41 while scoring 1333 runs in 22 innings - the best among the Indians with atleast 1,000 runs in Tests

9. Ravichandran Ashwin has captured 21 wickets at an average of 18.09 - his best in an away series.  He has finished as the leading wicket-taker in the series.

10. Ashwin has been adjudged the Player of the Series for the fourth time in Tests.

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