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IND vs SL: Virat Kohli outscores Sri Lanka by 93 runs as India script world record for biggest margin of win

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: India became the first team in the history of ODI cricket to beat an opposition by a margin of more than 300 runs. Virat Kohli, who hit 166 not out, scored 93 more than what Sri Lanka could manage on Sunday, January 15.

In Short

  • India became the first team to beat an opposition in ODIs by more than 300 runs
  • India defeated Sri Lanka by 317 runs in Thiruvananthapuram
  • Virat Kohli hit 166 not out after which Sri Lanka were bowled out for 73

PosterGuy: Sri Lanka were hammered by 317 runs in the 3rd ODI in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, January 15 as the hosts went on to script a new world record. India became the first team in the history of ODI cricket to win by a margin of 300 runs or more.

India broke the record held by New Zealand, who had beaten Ireland by 290 runs in 2008. India’s previous best was 257 runs after posting 414 against Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup.

Sri Lanka were bundled out for 73 in just 22 overs after the hosts posted 390 on Sunday. Mohammed Siraj picked up 4 for 32 while Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami chipped in with 2 wickets each.

In fact, Virat Kohli hit his second-highest score in ODI cricket (166 not out) and outscored Sri Lanka by 93 runs. it was the highest difference between an Indian player’s score and the opposition’s total while being bowled out in ODI cricket.

Shubman Gill hit his second ODI hundred — 116 from just 97 balls as he also outscored Sri Lanka by 43 runs.


India vs Sri Lanka – 317 runs, January 15, 2023

New Zealand vs Ireland – 290 runs, July 1, 2008

Australia vs Afghanistan – 275 runs in Perth – March 4, 2015

South Africa vs Zimbabwe – 272 runs in Benoni – 22, October 2010

South Africa vs Sri Lanka – 258 runs in Paarl – 11, January 2012

Sri Lanka’s dismal batting show was on display as Mohammed Siraj bowled his heart out to finish with figures of 4 for 32. Siraj missed out on becoming the first Indian pacer since 2007 to pick up a 5-wicket haul in ODIs at home.

Virat Kohli was imperious as he hit 8 sixes and 13 boundaries for his 110-ball 166 not out. It was the star batter’s 3rd ODI hundred in his last 4 innings. The former captain also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most number of ODI hundreds at home, brining up his 21st century in home conditions.

India completed a 3-0 sweep of the ODI series as they began the World Cup year in a high.


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