India made history in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday as they recorded the largest winning margin (by runs) in 50-over international cricket. This remarkable performance was achieved in the third ODI against Sri Lanka, cementing India’s place in the annals of cricket history.
India destroyed Sri Lanka by a whopping 317 runs, surpassing New Zealand’s 290-run victory over Ireland in Aberdeen in July 2008. Spain.
Chasing India’s daunting total of 391, Sri Lanka was bowled out for a meager 73 runs in just 22 overs. The visitors were already at a disadvantage, as Ashen Bandara was unable to bat after being injured while fielding. He was involved in a collision with Jeffrey Vandersay at the square leg boundary and was replaced by concussion replacement Dunith Wellalage.
Mohammed Siraj wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka with figures of 4/32 in 10 overs. Mohammed Shami (2/20) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/16) then combined to clear the remaining wickets and seal a sweeping win.
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