India set a world record by defeating Sri Lanka by 317 runs
India beat Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 317 runs and set a world record. This is the record for the highest number of runs scored in ODI cricket. In 2015, Australia scored 417 runs to win by 275 runs against Afghanistan. In 2010, South Africa won by 272 runs by 399 runs against Zimbabwe. On Sunday (January 15), hosts India won the toss against Sri Lanka at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, batting first and building a mountain of 390 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.
Earlier in 2008, New Zealand won by 402 runs by 290 runs against Ireland. So far, New Zealand’s 290-run victory was the best in terms of runs in ODI cricket. News from Hindustan Times.
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli remained unbeaten by playing a devastating innings of 166 runs off 110 balls with 13 fours and eight sixes. Shubman Gill scored 116 runs off 97 balls. Captain Rohit Sharma scored 42 runs off 49 balls. Shreyas Iyer scored 38 runs off 32 balls.
In pursuit of the target, the speed of Mohammad Siraj and Mohammad Shami and the spin of Kuldeep Yadav confused Sri Lanka and were all out for just 73 runs in 22 overs. Siraj took 4 wickets for India. Shami and Kuldeep took two wickets each.
The team led by Rohit Sharma whitewashed Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series by winning by 317 runs. Sri Lanka lost the three-match T20I series 2-1 at the start of India’s tour.