‘Ye to shuru hote hi Khatm ho gaya’ – Fans react hilariously as Team India outmuscle Sri Lanka in the 3rd ODI


India and Sri Lanka locked horns in a one-sided affair during the third and last of the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. The hosts’ skipper Rohit Sharma had an upper hand at the time of the toss and elected to bat first at the tricky and tough surface of the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.

Batting first, the men in blue posted a big total of 390 runs for the loss of five wickets in the allotted 50 overs courtesy of the two brilliant centuries from Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli respectively.

While defending the target, the Indian bowling lineup led by the pace spearhead Mohammed Siraj, completely outmuscled the visitors’ batting lineup and bundled them up only on the score of 73 runs in 22 overs.

The fans also went overjoyed after this mammoth victory of Rohit Sharma’s men and the 3-0 series win against Sri Lanka. Ardent Indian cricket lovers took to Twitter to shower their praises on the Indian team and heaped praises on both the batters and bowlers for this emphatic win against the Islanders.

Here’s how fans reacted after India’s big win against Sri Lanka in the third ODI of the series:


Talking about the entire action of the match, the Indian team got a good start of 95 runs for the first wicket by the opening pair of skipper Rohit Sharma and young batter Shubman Gill. Later on, Gill completed his second ODI century to score 116 runs off 97 balls with 14 boundaries and two sixes with his willow. He also stitched a 131-run partnership for the second wicket with former skipper and veteran batter Virat Kohli. After the departure of Gill off Kasun Rajitha in the 34th over, Virat Kohli stood there in the middle to complete his century of 166 runs off 110 balls including 13 boundaries and two sixes to his name.

The 34-year-old also made another 100+ partnership with Shreyas Iyer for the third wicket before the latter fell prey to Lahiru Kumara in the 46th over when the team had scored 334 runs.

While chasing the target, the Sri Lankan batting lineup completely surrendered against the Indian bowling attack and got all out only on the score of 73 runs in 22 overs.

Eventually, India won the match by a mammoth margin of 317 runs and clinched the series by a clean sweep margin of 3-0 with a winning hat-trick in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Virat Kohli was awarded player of the series for his outstanding outings throughout the entire series and he also won the ‘player of the match award to help India in finishing on a winning note.

Now, the men in blue will take on New Zealand in the upcoming three-match ODI series starting with the first match on Wednesday, the 18th of January.


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