Fans of Team India had a treat on Sunday when they witnessed their team complete a record 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in the one-day international series.
At the third and final one-day international match, which took place at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, the team captained by Rohit Sharma achieved a monster victory by 317 runs, which allowed them to write a new chapter in the history of cricket.
It was a day to remember for Virat Kohli as he scored his 46th century in one-day internationals and led Team India to a total score of 390/5.
Later on, Sri Lanka was unable to go even one step closer to achieving their goal because Mohammed Siraj stood like a wall and took four wickets, which resulted in the visitors being bowled out for 73.
When Team India was on the verge of claiming victory, they decided to experiment with a different bowling strategy by bringing in Shreyas Iyer to bowl the 18th over. Virat Kohli was taken aback by Iyer’s spinning ball, as evidenced by his stunned expression while he stood at the slip.
Because he only let two runs score during his over, going with Iyer proved to be a wise decision.
India demolished a naive Sri Lanka with a record 317-run triumph in the third One-Day International to sweep the series in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. Coming into the match, Virat Kohli lit up the dead rubber with an amazing 166 not out. This was his third century in four innings.
Before Kohli (166 not out off 110) powered India to a daunting 390 for five with his 74th international hundred and 46th in the 50-over format, Skipper Rohit Sharma (42 off 49) and Shubman Gill (116 off 97) exchanged a smooth 95-run opening stand.
Mohammad Siraj’s high-quality quick bowling was enough to take down Sri Lanka, and he did it within the first ten overs of the match. This effectively ended the match and eliminated the competition.
The gap between the two teams was highlighted by the fact that Sri Lanka was bowled out for a paltry 73 runs in 22 overs.