Biggest win in ODI history: Team India on Sunday made the world record for the biggest win in the history of ODI cricket. India defeated Sri Lanka by 317 runs in the last match of the three-match series. India broke New Zealand’s 15-year-old record in this matter. The Kiwi team defeated Ireland by 290 runs in 2008.
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Team India made another world record in this match. They also became the team with the most number of match wins against a single country in ODI history. India has defeated Sri Lanka 96 times in ODI cricket. A total of 165 ODIs have been played between the two teams. The Indian team left behind Australia’s world record of 95 wins.
Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and Mohammad Siraj were the heroes of the victory. Virat scored his 46th ODI century while playing an inning of 166*. Shubman Gill scored 116 runs. India scored a mammoth score of 390 for 5 in 50 overs. Kohli was Player of the Match and Player of the Series.
Another one bites the dust! 🔥@mdsirajofficial gets his FOURTH wicket with a beauty of a delivery!
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In response, the Sri Lankan team was reduced to a score of 73 runs for 9 wickets in 22 overs. One batsman did not bat due to injury. For India, Mohammad Siraj took maximum 4 wickets. 7 Sri Lankan batsmen could not even reach double figures.
The 23-year-old settlement with Sri Lanka
The biggest defeat of the Indian team in ODI cricket was against Sri Lanka in the year 2000. Then Sri Lanka defeated Team India by 245 runs. Now India has given its biggest defeat to Sri Lanka. In the match played in Sharjah in the year 2000, Sri Lanka scored 299 runs thanks to the century of Sanath Jayasuriya (189 runs). In response, the Indian innings was reduced to 54 runs.
Now India made a huge score on the strength of Virat’s strong angel and put Sri Lanka on a very modest score.
- 3 heroes of victory
- Virat Kohli: Virat played an inning of 166 runs. Scored 13 fours and 8 sixes in his innings of 110 balls. This is the 46th century of Virat’s career. He was Player of the Match and Player of the Series. He scored 283 runs in the series. This includes two centuries. Kohli added 131 runs for the second wicket with Gill and 108 runs for the third wicket with Shreyas Iyer.
- Shubman Gill: Opener Shubman Gill scored the second century of his career. He scored 116 runs on 97 balls. In this innings, Shubman scored 14 fours and 2 sixes. Gill shared a 95-run opening partnership with captain Rohit Sharma.
- Mohammad Siraj: Siraj bowled sharply. 4 Sri Lankan batsmen were dismissed. Also got a runout. Siraj took the wickets of Vanindu Hasaranga (one run), Nuvanidu Fernando (19 runs), Kusal Mendis 4 runs, and Avishka Fernando (one run). Apart from Siraj, Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav got two wickets each.
Virat’s third century in the last four ODIs
Virat, who suffered a century drought for almost three years, is now raining centuries. He has scored his third century in the last four ODIs. After scoring a century in the last match of the series against Bangladesh, Virat scored triple-digit scores in the first and third matches of the current series against Sri Lanka.