New Delhi. In the final match of Asia Cup, the Indian team has badly defeated the Sri Lankan team. Sri Lanka had given India a target of 51 runs, which Team India achieved even before 7 overs. Registered a spectacular victory, with this India has won the final of Asia Cup. The 2023 Asia Cup has been named after India. While batting for India in this match, Shubman Gill scored 27 runs while Ishan Kishan scored 23 runs. India has won the Asia Cup for the 8th time.
The Sri Lankan cricket team collapsed for just 50 runs in just 15.2 overs against the Indian team. This disappointing score is now Sri Lanka’s lowest score in ODIs against any team this year. Earlier in January this year, India had restricted Sri Lanka to just 73 runs in 22 overs. This score is not only the lowest against India, but is also the lowest ODI score of any team against India.
Lowest score in Asia Cup
In 2014, Bangladesh also faced a similar situation when they could score only 58 runs in the match against India held in Mirpur. This score of 50 runs is now recorded as the lowest score ever in a One Day International final in history.
Mohammed Siraj displayed his ability in the fourth over with a mesmerizing performance. On the very first ball, he bowled a powerful ball to Pathum Nissanka which was caught by Ravindra Jadeja. After this Sadira Samarawickrama faced the third ball and was caught out and returned to the pavilion. Siraj was close to taking a hat-trick but missed by a small margin. A four was hit on the fifth ball, but on the last ball, Siraj made a brilliant comeback by catching Charith Asalanka thanks to the brilliant catch of Ishan Kishan.
Dominance of Siraj and Pandya
Hardik Pandya also proved his ability by taking three wickets. He took the wickets of Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjay de Silva and Pathirana. Jasprit Bumrah also made an important contribution by sending Perera back to the pavilion. It is noteworthy that all ten wickets of Sri Lanka were taken by Indian fast bowlers. Siraj gave only 21 runs in seven overs and took six wickets. Hardik gave away three runs in his 2.2 overs and took three wickets, while Bumrah gave away 23 runs in his five overs and took one wicket.
Mohammed Siraj’s magic in Sri Lanka
Indian press sensation Mohammad Siraj has bowled amazingly against Sri Lanka, seeing which every cricket legend will praise him fiercely. Today’s performance of Mohammed Siraj will be remembered in the history of cricket for centuries. But not just Mohammed Siraj but the entire Indian fast bowling will never forget the havoc it has wreaked on Sri Lanka. At present Sri Lanka’s score is 8 wickets for 40 runs.
Mohammed Siraj wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka and took four wickets in one over.
Indian fast bowling has completely dominated Sri Lanka. Mohammed Siraj broke the back of Sri Lanka’s top order in a single over. In a single over, Mohammed Siraj shook up the batting order of Sri Lanka from top order to middle order.
Sri Lanka got its first blow in the form of Kushal Perera.
Jasprit Bumrah has already sent Sri Lankan opener Kushal Perera to the pavilion for just 1 run on the third ball of the over.
The playing eleven of both the teams is as follows
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dunith Velalage, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Mathisha Pathirana.