India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Highlights: Yet another batting masterclass from Virat Kohli (unbeaten 166 off 110 balls), following a Mohammed Siraj’s new-ball burst (4/32) helped team India attain a monstrous 317-run win over Sri Lanka in 3rd ODI, clean sweep three-match series 3-0 at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Sunday. It was a clinical win for India all-through. After remarkable centuries from Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill (116 runs off 97 balls) set the hosts up, Mohammed Siraj’s lethal bowling in second innings (4-wicket haul) bowled out the visitors for a mere total of 73 in 22 overs. Notably, only three Lankan batters could manage to score in double digits and just one partnership faced 20-plus deliveries while chasing an almost impossible target of 391 for the win.
By the virtue of this win, team India created a new world record for biggest margin of win in ODIs in terms of runs. India’s 317-run win over Sri Lanka in third and final One-Day-International is their biggest margin of win in terms of runs in history of ODI cricket.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 15, 2023
Earlier, India opted to bat first after winning the toss. Opener Gill and skipper Rohit Sharma (42) put on 95 runs in 15.2 overs, before Kohli struck his 46th ODI century and 74th overall in international cricket to consolidate the Indian innings. Kohli and Gill shared 131 runs for the second wicket.
Brief scores: India: 390/5 in 50 overs (Virat Kohli 166 not out, Shubman Gill 116; Kasun Rajitha 2/81).
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka (Playing XI):Avishka Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis (w), Ashen Bandara, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara