Mohammed siraj’s six-wicket demolition job in Colombo. Underlined his complete dominance of an inefficient Sri Lanka while India raced up to win the Asia Cup Final 2023. India is now in the lead to win the tournament.
India won their ninth Asia Cup by cruising to victory despite having to chase a paltry 51-run target in just 6.1 overs. They did it without losing a single wicket in the process.
Asia Cup Final 2023: Indian Openers
Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan, India’s new opening duo. Carried the momentum and overpowered the Sri Lankan bowlers to write a statement victory for the former world champions.
Kishan got 23 runs without being out in 18 balls while Gill led India to victory in the final of the Asia Cup 2023 with a score of 27 off of 19 balls that included six boundaries.
Asia Cup Final 2023: Disaster for SriLanka after winning toss:
After Sri Lanka made the decision to bat first. Their batting lineup was a complete disaster, and they were bowled out for a sparse 51 runs in the 16th over.
After scoring only one run in the first over, the home team lost their opener Kusal Perera (0). The scoreboard showed only one.
Muhammad Siraj wickets in Asia Cup Final 2023
Pathum Nissanka (2). Sadeera Samarawickrama (0). Charith Asalanka (0), and Dhananjaya de Silva (4) were the four batsmen that Mohammed Siraj dismissed in the fourth over to leave Sri Lanka reeling at 12/5. What followed was a thorough annihilation by Mohammed Siraj, who picked up four wickets in that over.
Siraj came back to add further to Sri Lanka’s misery by removing their skipper Dasun Shanaka. After Shanaka Siraj completing his five-fer in his next over. Sri Lanka were unable to recover from Siraj’s destruction, and he came back to add to it.
After hanging on for Sri Lanka, wicketkeeper batsman Kusal Mendi put together the highest partnership in the Asia Cup 2023 final for the host side with Dunith Wellalage before Siraj struck again.
Kusal Mendis continued to lead Sri Lanka in scoring with a 17 off 34 balls that included three boundaries and kept him in first place.
Muhammad Siraj was Unstopable:
After Siraj had established his authority, Hardik Pandya finished out the remaining Sri Lankan batsmen by removing them from the game. This was the ultimate blow.
Following the dismissal of Dunith Wellalage (8), he finished off Sri Lanka’s miserable innings in the next over by getting Pramod Madushan (1) and Matheesha Pathirana (0) out of the game.
Dushan Hemantha, a young all-rounder, stayed unbeaten with a score of 13 after facing 15 balls. And he and Kusal Mendis were the only Sri Lankan batters to reach double figures in their totals.
Lowest Total of Asia Cup
Significantly, Sri Lanka’s score of 50 runs is now the lowest total in the history of the Asia Cup. They have beaten the previous record. Which was held by Bangladesh, who were bowled for 87 runs when playing Pakistan in the year 2000.
In addition, Sri Lanka’s total of 50 runs in the event final is the lowest in the history of men’s one-day internationals. In addition to that, it is the third time this year that Sri Lanka has been bowled out for a score of less than one hundred in one-day internationals.
The bowling assault for India in the Asia Cup Final 2023
The bowling assault for India in the Asia Cup Final 2023 was headed by Mohammed Siraj. Who took 6 wickets for 21 runs, followed by Hardik Pandya, who took 3 wickets for 3 runs, and Jasprit Bumrah, who took one wicket.