Asia Cup 2023 Final : Mohammed Siraj’s six for twenty-one versus Sri Lanka helped India win the Asia Cup for a record-extending eighth time. weboomania.com
Record-Breaking Win: India’s Remarkable Performance in Asia Cup 2023 Final !
In a highly-anticipated showdown at the Asia Cup 2023 Final, India left no room for doubt as they secured their 8th tournament victory. The last time India claimed this prestigious title was back in 2018.
On a memorable Sunday, it was the incredible performance of Mohammed Siraj that stole the show. His remarkable bowling spell resulted in stunning figures of 6 wickets for just 21 runs. This extraordinary display of skill and precision saw Sri Lanka being bundled out for a mere 50 runs. It marked the lowest team total against India in a One Day International (ODI) match.
Mohammed Siraj Shines as India Demolishes Sri Lanka in Asia Cup Final !
In a convincing fashion, India clinched their 8th Asia Cup title by successfully chasing down a modest target of 51 against Sri Lanka. The outcome seemed predetermined following an exceptional bowling performance by Mohammed Siraj, who dismantled Sri Lanka’s batting lineup with incredible figures of 6 wickets for just 21 runs. This remarkable feat unfolded on a Sunday in Colombo, where Dasun Shanaka’s decision to bat first had set the stage for India’s commanding victory.
Sri Lanka’s batsmen appeared utterly clueless, resulting in five of them getting dismissed without contributing a single run to the scoreboard.
India achieves its largest winning margin, and Ishan Kishan shines.
India achieved an emphatic victory in the Asia Cup final, reaching their target in a mere 6.1 overs, with a staggering 263 balls to spare, and all 10 wickets intact. This victory marked India’s most significant winning margin in terms of balls remaining, surpassing their previous record set against Kenya in 2001 when they chased down a target of 91 with 231 balls to spare.
A notable change saw Ishan Kishan elevated in the batting order to open the innings alongside Shubman Gill.
Despite no signs of rain at the toss, the commencement of play was delayed by 40 minutes due to a light drizzle. Jasprit Bumrah initiated India’s success by dismissing Kusal Perera in the very first over, while Mohammed Siraj’s exceptional display of fast bowling in subcontinental conditions left an indelible mark on the match.
Fast bowler achieves milestone by taking four wickets in six balls.
In a breathtaking display of fast bowling, Mohammed Siraj left the Sri Lankan innings in shambles by taking four wickets in just six balls. During his second over, which was the third over of the Sri Lankan innings, Siraj sent Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, and Dhananjaya de Silva back to the pavilion. He continued his remarkable performance by dismissing Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka in his next over, becoming one of the joint fastest bowlers to secure a five-wicket haul This achievement was accomplished in just 2.4 overs during the one-day internationals.
With figures of 6 for 21, Mohammed Siraj’s performance ranks as the fourth-best ODI figures by an Indian bowler, trailing only Stuart Binny (6 for 4), Anil Kumble (6 for 12), and Jasprit Bumrah (6 for 19). Additionally, Sri Lanka’s total of 50 all out stands as their second-lowest in ODIs, setting a new record as the lowest ever recorded by any team against India in one-day internationals.
Lasith Malinga Reactions after the Asia Cup Final
Disappointing end to an what could’ve been an exciting final for SL fans😕
Congratulations to India🇮🇳 for winning their 8th Asia Cup title👏 They are one of the top contenders for the upcoming WC and this game proved how clinical they can be with their performance.(1/2)
— Lasith Malinga (@malinga_ninety9) September 17, 2023
Shri Lanka’s Impressive Performances and Hard-fought Battles in “A Roller Coaster Ride
Sri Lanka’s journey in the Asia Cup has been nothing short of impressive, considering they entered the tournament as the champions of the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe. The team showcased their mettle by reaching the Super 4 stage, where they engaged in a thrilling encounter with India, narrowly losing out. However, they bounced back with a sensational victory over Pakistan in a rain-affected match, securing their spot in the final.
Despite the immense support of their home fans, Sri Lanka’s batsmen faced challenges due to their questionable shot selection against two of the world’s best pacers. The Sri Lankan top-order was rattled by the fiery pace of Mohammed Siraj, while Hardik Pandya also made a significant impact by claiming the last three wickets, including two in consecutive deliveries.
In a one-sided final, India secured their record-extending 8th Asia Cup title in Colombo on Sunday. The match was marked by the remarkable bowling performance of Mohammed Siraj, who claimed 6 wickets for just 21 runs, leading to Sri Lanka being bowled out for a mere 50 runs.
This stunning victory not only reaffirms India’s dominance in the tournament but also etches a historic milestone. Sri Lanka’s total of 50 runs stands as the lowest-ever ODI team total against the Indian cricket team, making this win a memorable achievement for the Indian side.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 17, 2023