India won their third Grand Final (Compaq Cup) in Sri Lanka - the first two being Independence Cup in July 1998 & Singer Cup in September 1994.
Harbhajan Singh has produced his third five-wicket haul - his first against Sri Lanka. His first two five-wicket hauls were against England.
Harbhajan's figures of 5 for 56 are his best away from home, eclipsing the 4 for 46 against Sri Lanka at Bristol on July 11, 2002.
Harbhajan became the third bowler to claim five wickets or more in innings in a Grand Final for India - the first two being Anil Kumble - 6 for 12 against West Indies in the Hero Cup at Kolkata on November 27, 1993 and Ashish Nehra - 6 for 59 against Sri Lanka in the Indian Oil Cup at Colombo RPS on August 9, 2005.
Sachin Tendulkar has received his 59th Man of the Match award, extending his record.
Tendulkar has been adjudged the Player of the series 14 times.
India's 319 for five is their highest innings total in a Grand Final against Sri Lanka.
India's aforesaid total is their second best in a Grand Final, next only to the 326 for 8 against England in the NatWest series at Lord's on July 13, 2002.
Sachin Tendulkar (138) has registered his 44th hundred, extending his world record for most hundreds in ODIs.
Tendulkar's 138 off 133 balls is his highest against Sri Lanka, bettering the 137 off 137 balls at Delhi on March 2,1996.
Tendulkar's aforesaid hundred is his eighth hundred against Sri Lanka - the most by a batsman against Sri Lanka. This is also a new record in India-Sri Lanka ODIs, surpassing Sanath Jayasuriya's seven hundreds.
Tendulkar has posted eight hundreds each against Australia and Sri Lanka, five each against New Zealand, Pakistan and Zimbabwe, four each against West Indies and Kenya, three against South Africa, one each against England and Namibia.
Tendulkar is now the only batsman to have recorded eight hundreds each against two opponents - Australia and Sri Lanka. Pakistan's Saeed Anwar (7 against Sri Lanka) and Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya (7 against India) share the second place.
Tendulkar became the first visiting batsman to aggregate 1,000 runs at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Tendulkar and Dravid were associated in a stand of 95 for the first wicket - India's second best against Sri Lanka in a Grand Final, next only to the 252 between Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly in the Independence Cup/Singer-Akai Nidhas Trophy at Colombo RPS on July 7, 1998.
Dravid's 39 off 45 balls is his second best score at No.1 position - his highest being 85 against Zimbabwe at Sharjah on October 27, 2000.
Overall, Dravid has aggregated 191 runs in eight innings at an average of 27.28 (Strike rate: 60.63), including one fifty, while batting at No.1 position in ODIs.
Dravid has achieved a rare feat today - hitting his first ever six while batting at No.1 position - his 42nd in ODIs.
Lasith Malinga (10-0-81-1),for the first time, has conceded 80 runs or more in an ODI. His previous worst figures in terms of runs conceded were against Pakistan at Colombo, RPs on August 7, 2009 - 10-0-79-0.
Jayasuriya, with his 36 off 29 balls, has taken his run-aggregate at Colombo RPS to 2514 at an average of 38.67, including four centuries and 19 fifties, in 71 matches. He has become the first batsman to aggregate 2500 runs at one venue.
Dhoni's 32nd fifty in ODIs is his 11th against Sri Lanka.
Dhoni has averaged 81.22 in 2009 - 731 in 15 innings (17 matches), including seven fifties. Only Michael Clarke has made more runs than Dhoni this year - 778 at an average of 43.22.
Yuvraj's 41st ODI fifty is his 8th against Sri Lanka.
During the course of his 56 not out, he has completed his 7,000 runs for India - 7006 at an average of 37.66, including 12 centuries and 41 fifties. He has made
92 (ave.46.00) in three matches for Asia XI.
Tendulkar has averaged 59.12 in 9 innings this year - 473, including two hundreds and one fifty.
Tendulkar is the leading run-getter in the Compaq Cup - 211 (ave.70.33) in three innings, including a hundred.
Sangakkara has been dismissed 'hit wicket' for the second time in ODIs - the first instance being against New Zealand at Dambulla on May 13,2003, the bowler being Jacob Oram.
Sangakkara is the seventh captain to have been dismissed 'hit wicket'. Allan Border is the only captain to have been dismissed in this fashion twice.
Kandamby has posted his fourth fifty in ODIs - his third against India.
Kandamby, for the first time in his ODI career, has registered two successive fifty-plus innings. In his previous outing, he had made an unbeaten 91 against India at
92 (ave.46.00) in three matches for Asia XI.
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