Asia Cup 2023: Mohammed Siraj Demolished The Sri Lankan Batting To Lead India A Record Victory. Mohammed Siraj dismantled the Sri Lankan betting order in the 2023 Asia Cup final, which was played at Sri Lanka’s R. Premadasa Stadium He was sensational right from the beginning and both Sri Lanka’s top-order and middle order seemed clueless against him. Opener Pathum Nissanka was Siraj’s first prey and departed after making just 2 runs.
Siraj also picked up important wickets of Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Dasun Shanaka. With this, Siraj has now picked up 16 wickets in 11 matches in the 2023 Asia Cup and became the highest wicket-taker in the tournament, which is a sensational achievement.
Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya performed well in the first innings as well. Bumrah picked up the first wicket of the match in the form of Kusal Perera, while Hardik Pandya picked up three wickets in the end to put an end to Sri Lanka’s misery.
Thus, Sri Lanka were all out for just 50 runs and they set a target of 51 runs. It is still good considering the position they were initially in. Sri Lanka were 12/6 at one particular position. This is the 10th-lowest total in the history of ODI matches and the lowest total in the ODI format of the Asia Cup, which is not a record that they wanted to set in the final.
Coming in to chase the meager total, Indian openers Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan wasted no time from the very beginning and started going for the win. They played big shots to win the match as soon as possible and they were able to do so.
With this, Shubman Gill has also become the highest run scorer in the 2023 Asia Cup. The youngster just keeps proving his haters wrong and adding runs to his tally in every tournament.