India defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in a one-sided contest in the final of the Asia Cup 2023 thanks to the devastating bowling of Mohammad Siraj. In the match played in Colombo, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first, which proved disastrous. On the third ball of the first over, Jasprit Bumrah got Kaushal Perera caught out by Lokesh Rahul, he could not score any runs. The fourth over of the match bowled by Mohammad Siraj was no less than a nightmare for the Sri Lankan team. On the first ball, the Indian bowler first walked Patham Nissanka for 2 runs and then on the third ball he also finished the work of Sudira Samaravikrama. The Sri Lankan team was not even able to cope with the loss that on the very next ball, Siraj forced Charith Asalanka to return to the pavilion and then on the last ball of the same over, Dhananjaya de Silva was also allowed to return to the pavilion, taking four wickets in the over. got The difficulties of the Sri Lankan team had not yet subsided when Siraj also completed the work of Dasan Shanaka in his next over with another stroke. After 6 wickets fell for 12 runs, the result of the match was clear to all, but in this bad situation, Kaushal Mendes and Donath Velalge stopped the series of wickets falling for a while. Both players added 21 runs to the score. It was only after reaching 33 that Mendes’s courage paid off and Siraj once again showed excellent craftsmanship to claim the sixth wicket. In all this situation, Hardik Pandya came to the field to wash his hands in the flood of wickets and took the remaining three wickets and wrapped the Sri Lankan team at 50 runs. The helplessness of the Sri Lankan batsmen can be gauged from the fact that except for two batsmen, none of the players could even enter double figures. The entire Sri Lankan team was bowled out for just 50 runs which is the lowest score ever in any final not only in Asia Cup but also in the history of ODI cricket. Indian fast bowler Mohammad Siraj dismissed 6 players for 21 runs in seven overs while Pandya took 3 wickets and Jasprit Bumrah took one wicket.
When India started chasing the target, the Indian batsmen did not face any kind of difficulty and they made their team win on the very first ball of the seventh over with a brilliant 10-wicket win and also the new Asian champion. Made it. Ishan Kishan scored 23 runs and Shibman Gul scored 27 runs. Mohammad Siraj was adjudged Man of the Match for his excellent bowling. This is the final match finished in the shortest overs in the history of ODI cricket. It should be noted that the two teams have faced each other 8 times in the Asia Cup, India defeated Sri Lanka 5 times while Sri Lanka defeated India three times, but Sri Lanka won all the finals of the Asia Cup in Colombo. Was successful. The final match was Sri Lanka’s second in a row and 11th overall, the 6-time Asia Cup title winners Sri Lanka were trying to match India’s record of 7 Asia Cup titles. Both the teams won 4, 4 matches in Asia Cup 2023 and lost one match, while India’s one match with Pakistan was ended due to rain. Judging from the opening matches of the Asia Cup tournament, cricket fans It was not expected that the Sri Lankan team performing at their home ground would reach the final as throughout the tournament the fans were hoping to see the Pakistan cricket team, currently the number one international team, face India in the final. were Sri Lanka had won by 2 wickets against Pakistan during the Super 4 stage, after which the Sri Lankan team was playing the final match against India at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Compared to other teams, Sri Lanka and India have played the most ODI matches against each other with 167 matches. There was a ‘no result’ while one match was a tie. It should be clear that the final match played in the city of Colombo in Sri Lanka was delayed due to rain.