Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli’s fluent centuries and Mohammad Siraj’s four-for against Sri Lanka ensured India won by 317 runs, the highest ever margin in men’s One Day Internationals as they swept the series 3-0 at Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.
Gill and Kohli propelled India to 390/5 and it was followed by a clinical bowling performance led by Siraj that wrapped the tourists up for merely 73 runs.
Gill made 116 and then the in-form Kohli smashed an unbeaten 166 off 110 balls – his third ODI hundred in the last four innings – to boost India’s mammoth total in Thiruvananthapuram.
The 131-run second-wicket stand between Gill and Kohli stood out after India elected to bat first.
Gill put on 95 runs for the opening wicket with skipper Rohit Sharma, who made 42, to set the tone for the team’s batting domination.
Rohit missed out on a fifty after he fell to Chamika Karunaratne but Gill kept up the attack with Kohli and raised his second ODI hundred, celebrating it with a fist-bump.
Gill smashed Jeffrey Vandersay for four fours in the over after the ton, but was soon bowled off a slower delivery from…