New Delhi: Team India has created history in the third ODI played in Thiruvananthapuram. Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 317 runs. With this victory, the name of India has now become the record of registering the biggest win in the history of ODI cricket. With this, the team made a 3-0 clean sweep in the series.
Batting first, India scored 390 runs for 5 wickets in 50 overs. At the same time, a target of 391 runs was set for victory in front of Sri Lanka, but the Lankan team was reduced to 73 runs. However, only nine wickets fell for Sri Lanka as one of their players was injured, so the team was declared all out.
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India crushed Sri Lanka by 317 runs in the third and final ODI cricket match to register its biggest win and also clean sweep the three-match series 3-0. This is the biggest win in terms of runs in ODI cricket. Earlier, New Zealand had won by 290 runs against Ireland in 2008.
Could only score 73 runs Sri Lanka
Chasing India’s target of 391, Sri Lanka scored only 73 runs in 22 overs in front of the sharp bowling of Siraj (4 for 32), Mohammed Shami (2 for 20) and Kuldeep Yadav (2 for 16). Could only score runs, which is the fourth lowest score in the history of the visiting team. Ashen Bandara did not come out to bat due to injury. This is India’s 96th win against Sri Lanka, which is the world record for most wins by one team against another. No Sri Lankan batsman could even touch the figure of 20 runs. Opener Nuwanidu Fernando was the team’s top scorer with 19 runs.
Kohli of 74th international century
Kohli scored 131 runs for the second wicket with Gill (116) and 108 runs for the third wicket with Shreyas Iyer (38), besides playing a career-best second innings of 166 not out in 110 balls with eight sixes and 13 fours. India shared a partnership of 390 runs for five wickets. Kohli scored his 46th ODI and 74th international century, his 10th against Sri Lanka. He broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar (20 centuries) for most centuries at home with his 21st century at home.