Team India is a having a perfect start to 2023 with back-to-back series wins The Men in Blue became the first-ever team in ODI cricket to register a win by 300 runs or more, becoming the team with the biggest victory margin in terms of runs in the history of 50-over format on Sunday. Rohiit Sharma & Co accomplished this during their third and final ODI against Sri Lanka at Thiruvananthapuram. And it just got better when few members of the team bumped into Telgu cinema actor Jr NTR in Hyderabad. The picture of their met went viral on social media.
Team India is in Hyderabad for the first of the limited over series against New Zealand staring with the first ODI at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on January 18.
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Meanwhile, centuries from Virat Kohli (166*) and opener Shubman Gill (116) powered India to 390/5 in their 50 overs. In their chase of 391, Lanka did not put up even an inch of fight and the match appeared to be over after Mohammed Siraj (4/32) delivered a brutal powerplay spell. The visitors were bundled out for 73 runs and India won the match by 317 runs.
Previously, the biggest win by runs in ODI cricket was recorded by New Zealand. Back in July 2008 at Aberdeen, they defeated Ireland by 290 runs after setting up for them a target of 403 runs. Coming to the match, a destructive powerplay spell from Mohammed Siraj continued Sri Lanka's downfall for the third straight ODI, helping the hosts clinch a massive 317-run win in the final ODI at Kerala on Sunday. With this, India has won the ODI series 3-0.
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