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Sri Lanka Cricket Demands Explanation: Team Manager Asked to Submit Report on Record Loss Against India

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has asked the National Team Manager to submit a report on the cricket team’s humiliating 317-run loss to India in the third and final One Day International at the Greenfield International Cricket Stadium in Trivandrum.

The Lankans were bowled out for 73 runs in the 22nd over while chasing a huge 391-run chase, with just three of their batsmen scoring in double figures. Meanwhile, this is the largest-ever ODI win in terms of runs scored by a side.

The report should consist of views of the Captain, the Head Coach, and the Selection Panel and also the Team Manager pertaining to the loss,” read a statement issued by Sri Lanka Cricket via its official media release.

Earlier, Indian batsmen had utterly humiliated the visitors with spectacular batting displays after captain Rohit Sharma called it right at the toss. In reality, he and Shubman Gill had set the tone for the Men in Blue with a 95-run opening stand.

Despite Gill’s outstanding 97-ball 116, the day belonged to Virat Kohli, who went on to record his 46th ODI century. He scored 166 runs undefeated from 110 deliveries with a strike rate of 150.9, hitting 13 fours and eight sixes. Kohli’s knock propelled India to 390/5, and the bowlers finished the job without breaking a sweat, completing a 3-0 clean sweep.