India made a clean sweep of Sri Lanka in the ODI series.
Virat Kohli played an unbeaten inning of 166 runs in the last ODI
Mohammad Siraj took wickets by bowling fatally.
New Delhi. The Indian cricket team has started the year with a bang. The preparations for the ODI World Cup to be played in India this year have been started by the team by sweeping the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Batting first, on the basis of Virat Kohli’s stormy century, India scored a huge score of 390 runs for 5 wickets. Chasing the target, Mohammed Siraj wreaked havoc on the visiting team and the entire team was bundled out for just 73 runs. With a big win of 317 runs, India broke New Zealand’s world record.
Virat Kohli created a ruckus
Captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill once again gave a strong start to the Indian team against Sri Lanka. Rohit was dismissed for 42 and then King Kohli stepped onto the field and the real game began. Hitting 5 fours in 49 balls, he completed the half-century, after which he scored a century in 85 balls. This was the 46th century of Kohli’s ODI career, for which he hit 10 fours and 1 six.
Kohli did not stop at this and scored 150 runs in 106 balls. During this, he hit 12 fours and 7 sixes. Kohli scored 166 runs in this match with the help of 13 fours and 8 sixes and returned unbeaten. On the other end, young Shubman Gill also fiercely took the news of the bowlers and hit the second century of his ODI career. Gill scored 114 off 97 balls. During this innings, he hit 14 fours and 2 sixes.
Siraj raised mutiny
In front of the mammoth target of 391 runs, Sri Lanka was looking equally helpless, on which Siraj created mutiny. In the powerplay itself, this bowler broke the back of Sri Lanka’s batting while taking wickets. Siraj had a chance to take 5 wickets but he missed. This bowler got 4 wickets by giving 32 runs in 10 overs.
India broke the world record
India has now reached the top in the list of the team that has won the biggest win in terms of runs in ODIs. The New Zealand team made a record by winning 290 runs against Ireland. Against Sri Lanka, the Indian team made the record of the biggest win in terms of runs by scoring 317 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 15, 2023, 19:41 IST