Virat Kohli, known as the “run machine,” has proven that he is truly back to his best form by scoring his third century in the last four one-day international matches.
Even after scoring his 46th century in a one-day international match, Virat didn’t slow down and went on to hammer an unbeaten knock of 166 runs in the third and final match of the series against Sri Lanka on Sunday. He accomplished this while playing in the match that concluded the series.
During the course of the match, Kohli amassed a total of 13 fours and 8 sixes to add to his already impressive performance. The term “helicopter six” refers to a shot that was hit by Kohli that got the attention of the crowd.
Even the commentators pointed out that there was a bit of MS Dhoni in the way Kohli executed that shot once they saw him do it. Kohli himself can be seen referring to that six as a “Mahi shot” in a video that has gained widespread attention on social media platforms.
MS Dhoni, a notable cricket player, is credited with popularising the “helicopter shot.” When a different batter attempts to pull off a stroke that is comparable to one that was previously executed with ease by the former captain of India, fans begin to reflect on how easy he used to execute those shots.
As for the game itself, India’s score of 390/5 in their allotted 50 overs was driven by centuries scored by opener Shubman Gill (116) and captain Virat Kohli (166 not out).
After Mohammed Siraj (4/32) bowled a devastating powerplay session, it appeared as though the match was over for Sri Lanka after they failed to put up even the slightest resistance in their attempt to reach 391 runs.
The guests were bowled out for 73 runs, and India won the game by a margin of 317 runs, which is the most in the annals of this format’s competition.
Prior to this, New Zealand had the record for the largest win by runs in One-Day International cricket. In the match that took place in July 2008 in Aberdeen, they prevailed over Ireland by a score of 290 runs, despite having given Ireland a target score of 403 runs.
Siraj’s devastating powerplay stint was a big reason why Sri Lanka’s losing streak extended for a third consecutive one-day international and why the home team was able to win all three matches. India has triumphed against Sri Lanka in the One-Day International series by a score of 3-0. The T20I series had been won by India earlier with a 2-1 victory.