Twitter Reacts As Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj Help India Crush Sri Lanka In 3rd ODI To Register Biggest ODI Win In History
Twitter Reacts As Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj Help India Crush Sri Lanka In 3rd ODI To Register Biggest ODI Win In History

Last Update on: January 15th, 2023 at 08:16 pm

The dead rubber third ODI of the series between the Rohit Sharma-led India National Cricket Team and the Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka National Cricket Team was played at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, January 15.

India National Cricket Team claimed a dominant 317-run victory over Sri Lanka National Cricket Team in the match to register a 3-0 clean sweep over the visitors. This was the biggest win in the history of ODI cricket in terms of runs and overall first-ever 300-run ODI victory.

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India National Cricket Team won the toss and opted to bat first in the match. They made two changes to the playing XI as Hardik Pandya and Umran Malik were rested and were replaced by Washington Sundar and Suryakumar Yadav in the team.

Sri Lanka National Cricket Team also made two changes to the playing XI as Jeffrey Vandersay and Ashen Bandara replaced Dhananjaya de Silva and Dunith Wellalage.

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Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill (Image Credits: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill provided India with an excellent start in the match. They were off to a cautious start, before going berserk against Lahiru Kumara in the 6th over, smashing him for 23. At the end of the first powerplay, the Men In Blue were at 75/0.

The Rohit-Gill duo fell just 5 runs short of a century partnership as they managed to stitch together 95 runs in 92 balls before Rohit Sharma got dismissed in the 16th over, which was bowled by Chamika Karunaratne. The skipper scored a good 42 runs off 49 balls, but he was extremely dejected after his dismissal.

Unlike Rohit Sharma, Gill managed to convert a good start into a big score. The Punjab-born batter played with great intent and completed his half-century off just 52 balls and the century off just 89 balls.

Overall, Shubman Gill smashed a terrific 116 runs off 97 balls, including 14 fours and 2 sixes, before being cleaned up by Kasun Rajitha in the 34th over. He also had a remarkable 131 runs partnership in 110 balls with the modern-day batting great Virat Kohli.

Meanwhile, the 34-year-old Kohli displayed his class once again and registered his 46th ODI century and overall 74th ton in international cricket. He batted with an excellent strike rate and smashed an outstanding 166* runs off 110 balls, including 13 fours and 8 sixes.

Virat Kohli (PC-AP)
Virat Kohli

He was involved in two century partnerships – with Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer, who contributed a decent 38 runs with the bat. In the end, India posted a humongous 390/5 on the board in 50 overs.

In the second innings, India’s new-ball king Mohammed Siraj once again provided his side with an amazing start and he decimated the Sri Lankan batting unit.

He dismissed Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Nuwanidu Fernando and Wanindu Hasaranga inside the first 10 overs and then produced a brilliant direct hit to dismiss Chamika Karunaratne in the 12th over. Siraj kept bowling good lines and lengths and completed his 10 over-spell, but was unable to grab a 5-wicket haul.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami bagged two wickets and Kuldeep Yadav bagged two wickets to reduce Sri Lanka to 73/9. After being involved in a scary collision with Jeffrey Vandersay, Ashen Bandara didn’t come out to bat and the visitors faced an embarrassing 317 runs defeat.

Mohammed Siraj (Image Credits: Twitter)

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To India’s Dominant Performance In The 3rd ODI vs Sri Lanka:




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