New Delhi. Team India made a 3-0 clean sweep in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. In the last match played in Thiruvananthapuram on January 15, the Indian team got a big win by 317 runs. This is the biggest win of any team in ODI history. Playing first in the match, India scored a huge score of 390 runs for 5 wickets. Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill had scored excellent centuries. In response, the Sri Lankan team returned to the pavilion after scoring only 73 runs in 22 overs. 7 batsmen could not touch the double figure. Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) is very upset with the team management after the big defeat.
According to Cricinfo’s report, the Sri Lankan board has questioned captain Dasun Shanaka and coach Chris Silverwood after the defeat. Apart from this, the selection committee and team manager have been asked to explain the reason for the big defeat. In this matter, he has been asked to make a report. It is known that the Sri Lankan team had also lost 2-1 in the T20 series before the ODI. The Indian team scored more than 350 while batting first in the first ODI as well. On the other hand, in the second ODI, the Lankan team could not even reach 220 runs while playing first.
All fail except Shanaka
Talking about the ODI series, apart from Dasun Shanaka, no other batsman could touch the figure of 100 runs. Shanaka scored 121 runs with the help of a century. Whereas Pathum Nissanka got a chance in only one match. He scored 72 runs. On the other hand, Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 166 alone in the third match. Talking about bowling, Dimuth Rajita took maximum 6 wickets. But he looted runs with an economy of more than 7.
Earlier, Sri Lanka’s performance in the T20 World Cup was also not good. However, in the T20 Asia Cup, he won the title by defeating India and Pakistan.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 16, 2023, 17:24 IST