It seems that Record books were made to be broken, and no sport has experienced that better than cricket. In the latest example of that, Virat Kohli recently broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most centuries in ODI cricket as he raised his bat for the 46th century time. But that was just the beginning of India’s record-breaking spree in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. In the final match of the series in Thiruvananthapuram, India trumped their rivals with a record victory margin by runs.
After the start, India showed no mercy and posted a mammoth score of 390-5 in fifty overs while the Sri Lankan side could barely make 73 runs in 22 overs. This showed the gulf in class between the two sides as India registered a 317-run victory which only helped to associate their name with the record book.
This impressive display of cricket puts India at the pinnacle of the record books as now they own the honors of the largest victory (by runs) in ODIs. The previous record was held by New Zealand’s 290-run victory over Ireland in the 2018 World Cup. With the record now firmly in their hands, India has the challenge of not losing it for some time.
As of now, no team seems closest to knocking them off the throne, so for now this record may be here to stay. But cricket is a game of uncertainty, it will be interesting to see just how long this record stays intact and who will be the next challenger to break it.