India beat Sri Lanka by 317 runs in the final one-day international in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, making it the biggest victory in one-day international history. Virat Kohli put on a batting masterclass, and Mohammed Siraj excelled with the bat.
India won the first match in Guwahati by 67 runs and the second match in Kolkata by four wickets to complete a 3-0 series sweep.
In his 110-ball performance, Kohli smashed an unbeaten 166 with 13 fours and 8 sixes. The former captain scored his 46th ODI century, just three shy of Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most ODI hundreds.
“Today I was pleased to be batting out there, and I end up playing good cricket in that space.” “I am in a nice place right now, just trying to be organic,” said Kohli, who also scored a century in the first match and was named man of the series.
With his 116, opener Shubman Gill also made a significant impact as India chose to bat first and finished their innings at 390-5.
After that, Seamer Siraj took 4-32 and contributed to a run-out, and Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav each took two wickets as India defeated Sri Lanka for 73 in 22 overs.
It is disheartening. A game we didn’t want. “It happens,” Dasun Shanaka, captain of Sri Lanka, stated.