5 Biggest Win Margins For Teams In ODI History

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India completed a 3-0 clean sweep in the ODI series after winning the last match rather comfortably. Asked to chase 390, Sri Lanka was floored for just 73, with seven batters failing to reach the double-digit scores.

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India's 317-run win also happened to be the biggest in ODI history. We take a look at five of the largest ODI victories for Team India in terms of runs.

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#5 South Africa Win By 258 Runs vs Sri LankaWhen Sri Lanka toured South Africa In 2012, they were skittled out for just 43 in the first ODI while chasing 302, and lost the game by 258 runs. Morne Morkel was the Player of the Match for his 4/10.

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#4 South AfricaWin By 272 Runs vs ZimbabweCenturies from AB de Villiers and JP Duminy helped South Africa set up a target of 400. In response, Zimbabwe could only manage 127. It was expected of the Proteas to dominate the series, but the scope of this victory was devastating.

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#3 AustraliaWin By 275 Runs vs AfghanistanAfghanistan were torn apart by the gutsy knock of David Warner, whose ruthless knock of 178 propelled Australia to 417. Mitchell Johnson then wreaked havoc with his four-wicket haul to restrict Afghanistan to 142.

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#2 New ZealandWin By 290 Runs vs IrelandIn 2008, New Zealand rode on the blitzkrieg of Brendon McCullum and James Marshall to post 402/2. Tim Southee and Micahel Mason picked three wickets apiece to bowl out Ireland for 112. New Zealand won this game by 290 runs.

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#1 IndiaWin By 317 Runs vs Sri LankaIndia thrashed Sri Lanka by 317 runs in the final ODI of the three-match series. Centuries from Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill took India to 390 before Mohammed Siraj triggered a Sri Lankan collapse.

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