Virat Kohli hits 166 as India file largest-ever victory in ODI cricket with 317-run thrashing of Sri Lanka | Cricket Information
Virat Kohli led India to the best margin of victory by runs within the historical past of one-day worldwide cricket as Sri Lanka have been humiliated in Thiruvananthapuram.
Kohli’s unbeaten 166 from 110 balls, the mainstay of India’s enormous 50-over complete of 390-5, arrange a file 317-run victory and 3-0 sequence whitewash, with Sri Lanka skittled for 73 in simply 22 overs in reply.
The earlier greatest ODI win by runs was New Zealand’s 290-run victory over Eire in Aberdeen in 2008.
Kohli moved to inside three centuries of equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s file of 49 ODI lots of with a blistering effort on a sluggish floor.
The previous India captain now has 46 lots of within the format and 10 in opposition to Sri Lanka – essentially the most of any batter in opposition to a single opposition.
Shubman Gill (116 off 97 balls) compiled his second ODI century in a second-wicket partnership of 131 with Kohli, whereas skipper Rohit Sharma made 42 on the high of the order earlier than Shreyas Iyer hit 38 from 32 balls as India scored 116 from the final 10 overs.
Sri Lanka’s innings quickly disintegrated as Mohammed Siraj decreased them to 39-6 within the twelfth over – Siraj completed with ODI-best figures of 4-32 from his 10 overs.
Kuldeep Yadav (2-16) and Mohammed Shami (2-20) additionally chipped in as Sri Lanka’s despair grew.
Simply three Sri Lanka batters reached double figures, opener Nuwanidu Fernando top-scoring with 19.