Delhi: Openers Shubman Gill (27 not out), Ishan Kishan (23 not out) got off to a fast start and beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in just 6.1 overs. And if this was possible, then Mohammad Siraj was primarily responsible.
India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2023 Final: In the Asia Cup on Sunday, India beat the home team Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the final and won the title. In fact, India only had to complete the formalities to score 51 runs. And their two openers Shubman Gill (27 not out), Ishan Kishan (23 not out) got off to a fast start and beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in just 6.1 overs. And if that was possible, then the biggest culprit was Mohammad Siraj, who thrashed the home batsmen heavily in the first innings. After this crushing defeat, Sri Lanka had to look in the mirror at where their cricket was. Mohammad Siraj was voted player of the match.
Earlier, in Sri Lanka’s first innings (India vs Sri Lanka), Indian pacer Mohammad Siraj bowled the Sri Lankan batter poorly and dismissed him for just 50 runs. In this, Siraj took six wickets and Hardik Pandya took three. Kusal Mendis scored a maximum of 17 runs for Sri Lanka. Jasprit Bumrah spoiled Sri Lanka’s start by having Kusal Perera (0) caught by KL Rahul on the third ball of the first over. And then from here came such a tsunami from Mohammed Siraj that Sri Lanka was swept away by him. And in no time, his 6 wickets fell by just 12 runs. This included five wickets including 3 taken by Siraj in one over. And from there, questions began to arise as to whether Sri Lanka would even be able to reach the figure of fifty. In fact, had Virat Kohli’s knockdown not yielded six runs, the host team wouldn’t have been able to even reach that figure. After Siraj, Hardik Pandya came to the attack, so he also attacked Lanka at regular intervals. And in no time, the entire Sri Lankan team collapsed for 50 runs in just 15.2 overs. In this, Mohammad Sihaj took six wickets, Hardik took three and Bumrah took one.
Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first in the match. And also made changes to the XI, but both these aspects proved disastrous for him. And the Sri Lankan team was reduced to the second lowest score in their ODI history.
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Siraj said, “On Sunday the ball was swinging and I took more wickets with the striker.” I had so much swing on that wicket that I encouraged the batsman to go on the front foot and drive them.
The 2023 Asia Cup final, which concluded on Sunday, may be forgotten once by the Sri Lankan players, but neither the players nor the host fans can ever forget Mohammed Siraj. Indians will always remember Siraj’s misfortune. This pacer played brilliantly and won the player of the match award by taking 6 wickets, but when it came to credit, it seemed like he had become a philosopher. Siraj attributed his performance to luck. Siraj, who played an important role in knocking out Sri Lanka for 50 runs, said: “You get as much as you are destined to get. Today was my chance. He particularly said this in the context of the third ODI match played in Thiruvananthapuram during Sri Lanka’s tour of India, when he had initially taken four wickets, but could not take the fifth wicket. The Sri Lankan team was then out for 73 runs while chasing the target of 391 runs.
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Siraj said, “Last time I had also bowled like this against Sri Lanka in Trivandrum. I had taken four wickets initially but I couldn’t take the fifth wicket. He said: “Today I didn’t try very hard. In white-ball cricket, I always focus on swinging the ball, but in the last few matches, I haven’t had much swing.
Siraj said, “On Sunday the ball was swinging and I took more wickets with swingers.” I had so much swing on that wicket that I encouraged the batsman to go on the front foot and drive them. He said: “If you try to take wickets on this kind of pitch, you will succeed. It has to do with bowling with the right line and length. I am very happy with my performance and it is a dream come true for me.
The final XIs of the two countries participating in the match were as follows:
India XI —
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.
Sri Lanka XI —
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (week), Sadira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Welles, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Mathisha Pathirana.