As they defeated Sri Lanka by 317 runs in the third and final game of the series in Thiruvananthapuram, Team India broke the record for the greatest victory (by runs) in ODIs. At the Greenfield Stadium, India set a new record, surpassing New Zealand’s (by 290 runs). Choosing to bat, India amassed a massive total of 390/5 in fifty overs; Sri Lanka’s run chase was unsuccessful, as the team could only reach 73.
India demonstrated some class while dominating in both fields. For Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and Mohammed Siraj, it was a game to cherish. Mohammed Siraj was the standout bowler, taking 4 wickets, while Kohli and Gill shone with the bat as each scored tonnes.
India will next play New Zealand in a multi-format series, beginning on January 18 with ODIs. I hope India keeps up their performance and finds the strongest lineup for the upcoming World Cup.
Wanted to try and get my first fifer
Mohammed Siraj during the post-interview said “I wanted to try and get my first fifer. Tried very hard, but you get only as much as you deserve. The outswing was coming out nicely, but the wicket-taking over was the scrambled seam. I just try to generate some doubt in the batter’s mind with those outswing deliveries. Captain tried hard to get me that fifer, but what can we do?”
IND vs SL 3rd ODI: Playing XI
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Avishka Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis(w), Ashen Bandara, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara