India register biggest ever win in ODI history, beat Sri Lanka by 317 runs
New Delhi : Team India has registered the biggest ever ODI victory in cricket history as they scored the 3rd ODI win against Sri Lanka by 317 runs. With this, the men in blue have clinched the ODI series 3-0. Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill where seen in great form as they both scored centuries, helping India to post 390 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Team India pacer Mohammed Siraj then blew up the Sri Lankan top order as he took 4 wickets for mere 32 runs. Team India bundled Sri Lanka for just 73 runs in 22 overs.
Virat Kohli remained not out for 166 runs in 110 balls, while Shubman Gill scored 116 runs off 97 balls.
Earlier, India won the toss and opted to bat first; Opener Shubman Gill and skipper Rohit Sharma slammed 95 runs in 15.2 overs. Then came Virat Kohli use truck, his 46th ODI century and a 74th overall international cricket, to consolidate the Indian innings.
For the second wicket, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill paired up 131 runs. After Shubman Gill’s dismissal, Virat Kohli took the offensive and scored on every corner of the stadium. He scored 150 runs off just 106 balls. In the last 10 overs, Virat Kohli smashed 86 runs in merely 34 balls.
With the win over Sri Lanka, India has managed to clinch the 3-match ODI series 3-0, having beaten Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the opening match in Guwahati and then by 4 wickets in the second game at iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Here's the list of highest victories by runs in ODIs:
317 – India vs Sri Lanka, 2023
290 – New Zealand vs Ireland, 2008
275 – Australia vs Afghanistan, 2015
272 – South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 2010
257 – India vs Bermuda, 2007
Team India will now play against New Zealand as the two sides will meet for 3 match ODI series. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will continue to be the part of team but KL Rahul remains absent due to his personal commitments.
Brief scores: India: 390/5 in 50 overs (Virat Kohli 166 not out, Shubman Gill 116; Kasun Rajitha 2/81).
Sri Lanka 73 all out in 22 overs ( Nuwanidu Fernando 19 ; Mohammed Siraj 4/32 )