Virat Kohli scored a brilliant 166 not out off just 110 balls (13×4, 8×6) to help India record the biggest victory (by runs) in ODI history and whitewash Sri Lanka 3-0.
When Shubman Gill pushed Nuwanidu Fernando gently for a single tomid-on to bring up his alternate ODI hundred, Virat Kohli was at thenon-striker’s end. It was a magnific century by the 23- time-old nature who looks to be the heir at law apparent of the great Indian batsmanship.
But, he’d soon be overshadowed by the king himself. Kohli scored a brilliant 166 not out out just 110 balls( 13×4, 8×6) to help India record the biggest palm( by runs) in ODI history and color Sri Lanka 3- 0.
Riding on the hundreds from Gill( 116, 97b, 14×4, x6) and Kohli, as well as useful knocks from captain Rohit Sharma( 42, 49b, 2×4, 3×6) and Shreyas Iyer( 38, 32b, 2×4, 1×6), India posted a mammoth 390 for five, and also dismissed the caller for just 73, in just 22 overs, at the Greenfield Stadium on Sunday. India’s periphery of palm– 317 runs – broke the men’s ODI record set in 2008 by New Zealand, which defeated Ireland by 290 runs at Aberdeen.
It really was a strange ODI match. However, the second was more like a Test match, with Mohammed Siraj bowling to four slips and a gully, If the first half frequently recalled a T20I.
Siraj moved the ball around beautifully to break the reverse of the Sri Lankan fur. Chasing a target close to 400 was always going to be extremely delicate, but he made it insolvable.
Siraj had Avishka Fernando caught at slip in his first over and Kusal Mendis caught behind in the coming. His new- ball mate Mohammed Shami also got into the act, removing Charith Asalanka.
The promising nature Nuwanidu played on to Siraj for 19, which would turn out to be the loftiest score in the innings. The Hyderabad attachment completed his first four- gate haul in ODIs. He finished with four for 32 and was the only Indian bowler needed to complete his share.
Before, it was a masterclass in ODI fur by Kohli. It wasn’t all that long agone
When he went through a three- time failure of transnational hundreds, but he’s now back at his veritably stylish. Frighteningly for bowlers around the world, he seems to be getting indeed more – the eight sixes he smashed in this innings are the loftiest by him in an ODI innings.
It was his third hundred in the last four ODIs and 46th overall. He’s now just three short of Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI hundreds. While Tendulkar’s hundreds came in 452 innings, this was Kohli’s 259th innings.
The way he paced his innings was awful, as he assured Sri Lanka would be left with too huge a mountain to climb. He added 131 for the alternate with Gill, who yet again looked elegant, and 108 with Shreyas.
India had got off to a great launch with Rohit and Gill putting on 95. The finish would be handed by Siraj. Know More News…