Team India defeated Sri Lanka by a score of 317 runs, breaking the previous record for the greatest victory (by runs) in ODIs. At the Greenfield Stadium, India smashed New Zealand’s record (by 290 runs) to make history. India decided to bat and amassed a massive total of 390/5 in fifty overs. Sri Lanka’s run chase was unsuccessful, as the team could only reach 73, and it was over in just 22 overs.
In the third and final ODI of the series, Virat Kohli had a fantastic performance, scoring an unbeaten 166 off just 110 deliveries while hitting 13 fours and 8 sixes. In a fantastic 131-run partnership with Kohli, the young Indian opener Shubman Gill also scored a brilliant 116 off just 97 deliveries.
A world record is set by India!
India also set a world record for the largest ODI win margin (in terms of runs) during the game. The largest win margin in ODI cricket currently stands at 317 runs for India over Sri Lanka. Prior to this, New Zealand held the record following their 290-run victory over Ireland in 2008.
|India vs Bermuda, 2007 – 257|
|South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 2010 – 272|
|Australia vs Afghanistan, 2015 – 275|
|New Zealand vs Ireland, 2008 – 290|
|India vs Sri Lanka, 2023 – 317|
5th among run chasers in ODIs
Virat Kohli has managed to reach the fifth position among the run chasers in ODIs. Kohli’s progress
has overtaken former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardena. Kohli currently has 12754 from 259 innings. Sachin Tendulkar with 18426 runs, Kumar Sangakkara with 14234 runs, Ricky Ponting with 13704 runs and Sanath Jayasuriya with 13430 runs are ahead of Kohli in this record. Let’s wait and see if he can break Sachin’s record in this.
Quick 74 century
Kohli has also managed to reach the record of 74 centuries in international cricket. Only Sachin Tendulkar scored 74 international centuries before Kohli. Kohli reached this feat with 543 innings. Sachin took 556 innings to reach this achievement.
Kohli completed 46 centuries in ODIs. Sachin scored 49 ODI centuries and scored his 46th ODI century in the 431st innings. But Kohli reached this achievement from just 259 innings.
Fastest 150 in India
Kohli has also become the fastest player to score 150 runs in an ODI in India. Kohli scored a century in 85 balls and scored 150 runs in 106 balls. Kohli needed just 21 balls to get from 100 to 150.
After the century, Kohli received a standing ovation by hitting back-to-back sixes. Kohli broke Australia’s George Bailey’s record of 150 off 109 balls in 2013. This is the fifth time Kohli has scored 150 plus in ODIs.
More centuries not out
Kohli also became the leader in the record of most centuries without getting out in ODIs. This is the 16th time Kohli has remained unbeaten with a century. Sachin broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 15 centuries without getting out. AB de Villiers has 12 centuries and Desmond Haynes and Ross Taylor have 11 centuries each.
Virat Kohli got the most applause when India posted a world record 317 in the 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka. Kohli, who came to the crease third, scored 166 not out in 110 balls with 13 fours and 8 sixes.
After the century, Kohli really made the Sri Lankan bowlers cry. All those who criticized him during his poor run of form are now applauding Kohli. This is Kohli’s third century in the last four ODI innings.
Sri Lanka had problems handling Mohammed Siraj with the new ball while chasing 391 runs. In only four overs, the bowler reduced SL to 22/2 by getting rid of both Kusal Mendis (4) and opener Avishka Fernando (1). After this, Sri Lanka was eager to develop a collaboration. Siraj, however, did not give the guests a reprieve. The 28-year-old pacer continued his powerplay exploits after his senior pace partner Mohammed Shami dismissed Charith Asalanka for just one run. He then dismissed all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva and Nuwanidu Fernando (19), who had been the only player for Sri Lanka to have scored in double figures to that point (1).
SL had 39/5 at the conclusion of the first required powerplay, with Chamika Karunaratne (1*) and captain Dasun Shanaka (4*) joining them. Siraj ran out Karunaratne for only one, and he could do no wrong. The Asian champions were dropped to 39/6 as a result of the crazily triggered sirens. In 14.2 overs, SL was able to reach the 50-run threshold. However, Kuldeep Yadav’s dismissal of captain Shanaka for 11 points off of 26 balls gave India spin their first victory of the game.
Dunith Wellalage was out for just three runs by Shami, continuing the negative trend for SL. At 51/8, the visitors were in complete disarray. Lahiru Kumara was taken out by Kuldeep Yadav for nine runs off 19 balls, breaking the opening 20-run or more partnership of Sri Lanka’s innings. Kuldeep took his second game-high wicket. Ashen Bandara, the final batsman, was forced to retire hurt, rendering Sri Lanka all out at 73, and India racked up a mammoth 317-run victory to sweep the series.
Siraj, who took 4/32, was India’s preferred bowler. Shami and Kuldeep each claimed two wickets.
At the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, India defeated Sri Lanka by a score of 390 runs thanks to hundreds from Virat Kohli and Shubhman Gill.
Half-empty stadiums witness India and Sri Lanka’s game
In Kerala’s Greenfield stadium, India defeated Sri Lanka by 317 runs on Sunday, making cricket history. However, the stadium’s empty stands also made news.
Thiruvananthapuram Greenfield Stadium in India-Sri Lanka ODI match has a huge reduction in the number of spectators. The controversial statement of the sports minister and the high ticket prices are the reasons for the decline in the number of spectators. Sports Minister V.Abdul Rahman’s controversial statement was widely circulated on social media. Harsh criticisms were also raised against the minister from various quarters. This is believed to have caused a large number of people to withdraw from watching the match.
According to Minister V Abdurahiman, people who are malnourished shouldn’t attend the stadium to watch the game. He made his comments in light of the expensive tickets. Only 6,201 of the 40,000 seats were filled for the game on Sunday.
The Kerala government recently increased the entertainment tax from 5% to 11%, which resulted in an increase in the cost of cricket match tickets. Many people remarked that whereas entrance to the famous Eden Gardens cost Rs 1400 in Thiruvananthapuram, it just Rs 600 in Kolkata.
The minister then defended his comments when they garnered criticism by claiming that Sri Lanka had a lesser opponent and that this resulted in poor ticket sales.
According to Kerala Cricket Council President Jayesh George, the state’s attempt to host a World Cup game will be hampered by the poor attendance.