India blow away Sri Lanka at 50 runs in Asia Cup final

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India´s Mohammed Siraj (second left) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka´s captain Dasun Shanaka during the Asia Cup 2023ODI cricket match between Sri Lanka and India at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 17, 2023. — AFP
India´s Mohammed Siraj (second left) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka´s captain Dasun Shanaka during the Asia Cup 2023ODI cricket match between Sri Lanka and India at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 17, 2023. — AFP

India blew away Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023 final being played today, limiting the hosts to a mere 50 runs, the lowest total in Asia Cup day internationals (ODI) history.

The hosts Sri Lanka, opted to bat first after winning the toss earlier in the day with the match starting with a delay of 40 minutes due to rain.

However, Sri Lanka’s batting line collapsed in 15.2 overs. The carnage started with Jasprit Bumrah removing Kusal Perera in the first over the game.

However, India’s Mohammad Siraj was spearheaded by Sri Lankan batters who completed his fifer in his first three overs of the spell.

Siraj ended up with historic figures of six for 21 in seven overs.

Apart from Siraj’s six-wicket haul, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah bagged three and one wickets each, leaving Sri Lanka bowled out at 50 in 15.2 overs.

This is the lowest total in the history of Asia Cup (ODI) history since the record was previously held by Bangladesh, who scored 87 runs against Pakistan back in 2000.

Playing XI

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana

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