On these days 3 years in the past, Sri Lanka created a historical past through pulling off their second-highest a hit run chase in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) all the way through an ICC Champions Trophy conflict in opposition to India at The Oval.
Taking to its authentic Twitter maintain, the Global Cricket Council (ICC) knowledgeable its fans of the feat and published that Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews all scored fifties in Sri Lanka’s 322-run chase.
“#OnThisDay in 2017, Sri Lanka pulled off their second-highest a hit ODI run chase in opposition to India within the ICC Champions Trophy.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews scored fifties, as Sri Lanka chased 322 with seven wickets to spare,” the sector’s cricket governing frame wrote.
#OnThisDay in 2017, Sri Lanka pulled off their second-highest a hit ODI run chase in opposition to India within the ICC Champions Trophy
Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews scored fifties, as chased 322 with seven wickets to spare pic.twitter.com/xjGDFWLODR
— ICC (@ICC) June 8, 2020
Sri Lanka received the toss and opted to bowl first in opposition to India all the way through that fit of the showpiece tournament.
Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan supplied an excellent begin to India because the duo now not handiest scored blistering knocks of 78 and 125 respectively, but additionally stitched a mammoth stand of 138 runs.
Subsequenly, skipper Virat Kohli and previous all-rounder Yuvraj Singh had been brushed aside cost effectively for a duck and 7 runs, respectively.
Skilled wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni then struck a an important knock of 63 runs off 52 balls to assist the Males in Blue publish a good overall of 321 runs of their stipulated 50 overs.
For Sri Lanka, Lasith Malinga bagged two wickets, whilst Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Thisara Perera and Asela Gunaratne all chipped in with a wicket every.
In answer, Sri Lanka misplaced opener Niroshan Dickwella cost effectively for seven runs.
Then again, Gunathilaka (76), Kusal Mendis (89), Kusal Perera (47 retired harm) and Angelo Mathews (52 now not out) all shone with the bat to assist Sri Lanka pass the road in 48.four overs and seal a seven-wicket win.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was once the one bowler for India so as to add a wicket to his account.
Mendis was once adjudged ‘Guy of the Fit’ for his 93-ball knock.