After bowling out Sri Lanka for a mere 50 runs, the Indian opening duo of Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill efficiently chased down the target in just 6.1 overs, securing a resounding win.
Ishan sealed the run chase with a single against the part-time spinner Charith Asalanka, and the rain-affected tournament’s final concluded in just two hours.
India pacer Mohammed Siraj produced a devastating bowling spell in an ODI final, helping his team defeat Sri Lanka. India secured an emphatic 10-wicket victory to lift the Asia Cup trophy. Siraj effectively utilized the overcast conditions, utilizing the crease to make the ball swing and seam to his
India’s victory in the Asia Cup has provided several gains heading into the World Cup. The return of Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul from injuries has boosted the team’s confidence. The performances of Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, and Kuldeep Yadav have impressed captain
India won their 8th Asia Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka by 10 wickets, with Mohammed Siraj delivering a career-best 6-21, including a remarkable four-wicket haul in a single over, at the R Premadasa Stadium.
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Following their eighth Asia Cup triumph, the Indian cricket team departed Sri Lanka, each player making their way to their respective destinations.
The likes of Captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah arrived at Mumbai’s Kalina Airport, triumphant after claiming the title.
Pacer Mohammed Siraj was the hero for India claiming career best figures of 6-21 while all-rounder Hardik Pandya took three wickets to bowl out Sri Lanka.
It’s the lowest total in an ODI final and Sri Lanka’s second lowest total after its 43 all out against South Africa in Paarl in 2011.
IND vs SRI LANKA ASIA CUP 2023 FINAL: India lifts Asia Cup after 5 years, Sri Lanka all out at 50
It was also Sri Lanka’s lowest total at home with the previous lowest being the 98 all out against South Africa at the same venue in 1993.
It is also the lowest total in the history of Asia Cups.