Fri. Sep 29th, 2023

India lifted the Asia Cup after routing defending champions Sri Lanka by 10 wickets with Mohammed Siraj claiming a career-best 6-21, together with 4 wickets in a single over, on the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.

Electing to bat, Sri Lanka have been bundled out for a paltry 50 in 15.2 overs with 5 batters registering geese of their sorry-looking scorecard and Siraj was the architect of many of the harm.

Siraj’s fiery show of tempo bowling was greatest illustrated in his second over when the right-arm fast dismissed Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva.

India’s gamers have fun after their win (AP Photograph/Eranga Jayawardena)

Hardik Pandya additionally bagged three wickets whereas Jasprit Bumrah claimed one as Sri Lanka registered their second lowest whole in one-day internationals, lasting solely 92 balls.

Bumrah eliminated Kusal Perera within the first over to set off the collapse earlier than the Sri Lanka batters regarded helpless in opposition to Siraj.

Solely Kusal Mendis (17) and Dushan Hemanta, who made 13 not out, managed double digits for the house facet.

India wanted simply 6.1 overs to realize the goal for a well timed enhance earlier than their house World Cup begins subsequent month.

India skipper Rohit Sharma held himself again and despatched out Ishan Kishan to open the innings with Shubman Gill, choosing a left-right opening stand.

The openers scored freely to make sure there was no drama and Kishan, who made 23 not out, scored the successful run of the summit conflict, which lasted solely 21.3 overs. Gill remained unbeaten on 27.

India subsequent host Australia in a three-match ODI collection and people groups will conflict once more on October 8 of their World Cup opener in Chennai.

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