IND vs SL LIVE 3rd ODI: The Indian cricket team has achieved a resounding victory against Sri Lanka at the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. Team India, batting first, scored 390 runs losing five wickets in the stipulated 50 overs on the basis of Virat Kohli’s excellent century. In response, the Sri Lankan team could not even play 50 overs and got all out after scoring only 73 runs in 22 overs. The Sri Lankan batting completely disintegrated under the pressure of a big score and none of the batsmen could even touch the 20-run mark. For India, Mohammad Siraj performed lethal bowling and took 4 wickets for just 32 runs in 10 overs.
Good start to Indian innings
Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat in this match. Rohit and Gill gave a fast start to Team India. Both played a partnership of 95 runs. Chamika Karunaratne gave the first blow to India by dismissing Rohit. Rohit scored 42 runs in 49 balls. After this, Gill and Kohli set foot on the wicket and shared a 131-run partnership for the second wicket. Gill completed his century but was bowled by Kasun Rachita on the total score of 226 runs. Gill faced 97 balls and hit 14 fours and two sixes. This was the second century of Gill’s ODI career. Earlier, he had scored a century against Zimbabwe.
Kohli’s aggressive batting
At the other end, Virat Kohli remained frozen and took an even more aggressive approach after completing his century. Meanwhile, KL Rahul was run out for seven runs. Suryakumar Yadav was also dismissed after scoring only four runs. But Kohli continued to score runs and returned to the pavilion unbeaten on 166 runs. Akshar Patel remained unbeaten after scoring two runs with him. Rachita took two wickets for 81 runs in 10 overs for Sri Lanka. Lahiru Kumara took two wickets for 87 runs in 10 overs, while Karunaratne took one wicket for 58 runs in eight overs.
Virat Kohli’s 46th ODI century
Virat Kohli faced 110 balls in his innings and hit eight sixes apart from 13 fours. This is Kohli’s second highest score in ODIs. With this century, Virat Kohli has become the batsman with the second highest number of centuries in ODI history. Just ahead of Virat Kohli is former great Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 49 centuries in the ODI format, and Virat has scored his 46th century. In this way, Virat Kohli is just 3 centuries behind Sachin Tendulkar, who is called the God of cricket.
Posted By: Shailendra Kumar