A Magical spell from Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj destroyed Srilankan’s batting in the big final of the Asia Cup 2023 as India Won the Asia Cup for the 8th time with a 10-wicket mammoth victory over Srilanka. This win broke India’s five-year-long title drought as Team India won the Asia Cup last time in 2018.
India Claimed The Easiest Final Match
Mohammed Siraj looked into the fire from his first over as it seemed like some exhibition of swing bowling presented at Premadasa by Siraj. Siraj bowled his dream spell and rattled the whole Srilankan innings in just 50 runs. Siraj singlehandedly decided the match’s outcome right at the game’s start. After Srilankan’s innings folded up for just 50 runs, India openers Shubman Gill & Ishan Kishan went ruthless at the start of the innings and chased the target of 51 in just 6.1 overs.
Lanka’s Wrong Call At The Toss
Despite having overcast conditions at Premadasa, Srilanka won the toss and chose to bat first and this decision of Lanka management and captain Dasun Shanaka went in vain as Bumrah struck in his first over his spell. Bumrah got the wicket of Kusal Perera, as Perera chased a swinging bowl and got caught by Rahul.
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After losing the early wicket Srilanka was under pressure and they had no idea that Siraj’s show was on its way. Siraj started his over with a maiden over but later in his 2nd over Siraj totally demolished the Srilankan batting as he took 4 wickets in that over and became the first Indian bowler to do so. In his 4th over Siraj got the wicket of Pathum Nissanka and later on he got the wickets of Sadeera Samarwickrama, Charith Asalanka, and Dhananjaya De Silva. This 4-wicket over of Siraj made Srilanka totally on the back foot and we had a clear vision of India’s winning the final of the Asia Cup.
Ishan & Gill Show
Chasing this 50-run target was nothing in front of the star-stubbed Indian batting lineup. However, Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma allowed the youth to go out and finish the game for India. Both Indian openers Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan went all guns blazing as the right start of the over. Shubman Gill claimed his first boundary in the last ball of the first over. On the other hand, Ishan also joined the party and smashed together 9 boundaries and chased down the target of 51 easily. Through this win, India claimed the biggest win over the maximum number of balls remaining.