In the ongoing third ODI against Sri Lanka, the batsmen of Team India rained boundaries with a stormy innings. In this match, India won the toss and chose to bat first. As in the first two ODIs, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill as openers gave a good start to Team India. Both of them added 75 runs in 10 overs. While Sri Lanka bowled the first over, Team India added only 19 runs in the first 5 overs. But after that both the openers changed gears and became agitated. After scoring 56 runs in the remaining 5 overs, they scored 75 runs at the end of the first powerplay.
Although India started slowly, after that Rohit and Gill attacked the Lankan bowlers. In particular, Gill hit 4 fours in a row in the 6th over bowled by Sri Lankan bowler Lahiru Kumara and Rohit Sharma hit a six in the first ball of this over. Team India scored a total of 23 runs. Also, in the 10th over bowled by Rajitha, Rohit Sharma hit 2 sixes and 1 four.
After scoring 75 runs in the first 10 overs, Rohit and Gill continued to play aggressively. Both brought the team’s score close to 100 runs in the 14th over. However, before India’s score crossed the 100-run mark, Rohit Sharma reached the pavilion with 42 off 49 balls. Gill, however, kept the scoreboard moving at one end. He and Virat Kohli (166) put on a 131-run partnership for the second wicket. Gill, who faced 97 balls, registered his second career century with the help of 14 fours and 2 sixes.
And when both the openers reached the pavilion, the massacre of King Kohli started. King, who made a partnership of 108 runs for the third wicket with Shreyas Iyer (38), then changed gear and broke with the sixers. He not only scored another century by hitting boundaries after boundaries, but remained unbeaten at the crease till the end of the innings. Kohli, who faced a total of 110 balls, scored 166 runs with the help of 13 fours and 8 sixes.