IND versus SL | Twitter reacts as India records biggest win in ODI history with 317 runs

India picked up a mammoth 317-point win in the ODI final against Sri Lanka on Sunday to wrap up a clear 3-0 sweep. Virat Kohli stroked his 46th century ODI and Mohammed Siraj ran with the ball as his peers deliberately avoided taking wickets to give him a chance to score a five for.

India secured the biggest win in ODI history at the Greenfield International Stadium on Sunday as Sri Lanka were edged out by a record 317 points in a totally one-sided affair. The Men in Blue posted a mammoth 390/5 aggregate before beating Sri Lanka for 73 in just 22 overs to easily seal a 3-0 series. The previous record for biggest win was held by New Zealand thanks to its 290 runs against Ireland in 2008, a margin completely surpassed by India’s efforts in a dead rubber.

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got India off to a good start, the first going for 42 in 16th with the team on 95/1. thereupon, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill assembled a century stand as the latter recorded his second ODI century. He finished with 116 balls from 97 and it was only after he left that the talisman at the other end decided to break the chains. The Men in Blue batted 116 runs over the last 10 overs, 84 of which came from Kohli’s own bat. The 34-year-old 46th ODI ton was worth 166 runs from 112 balls and inked red, taking him just three hundred away Sachin Tendulkarthe ODI record of 49.

As for the ball, the hosts took little time to tear the islanders apart, showcasing new ball magic to bamboozle the islanders. Mohammed Siraj scalped four wickets in his first five overs, while Mohammad Chami contributed with a couple and Kuldeep Yadav opened his account to teeter the Lions at 51/8 after 14 overs. Thereupon, the game was all about Siraj as the whole team got on his back in a bid to help him register his first five-wicket shot. Shami decided to run for the last two balls of the 16th and throw slow deliveries outside while skipper Rohit Sharma awarded the next one to a part-timer. Shreyas Iyer keeping the same principle in mind. Eventually, Siraj threw an intense spell of 10 in a remarkable athletic feat but could only end with numbers of 10-1-32-4 as Kuldeep Yadav brought down the curtains with his second wicket.

What a ride it was!

Just wow!

Is it?

Hell sport

Massive victory!

The biggest margin

never planned

Clean slate!

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