Mohammed Siraj picked up a fiery six-wicket haul as he decimated the Sri Lanka batting attack, giving away just 21 runs as the defending champions collapsed for a total of 50 runs in the Asia Cup 2023 final.
Jasprit Bumrah picked up an early wicket dismissing opener Kusal Perera on a duck, after which Siraj chipped in with six wickets, including four wickets in a single over.
Hardik Pandya also picked up three wickets as Sri Lanka folded for their lowest total in Asia Cup history.
SL 50 All Out in 15.2 Overs vs IND | India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 Final Live Cricket Score
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and elected to bat first as he hoped to make the most of the home conditions but the decision backfired as Siraj ran rampant with his six-wickets.
Jasprit Bumrah picked the early wicket of Kusal Perera to shock the co-hosts with the Sri Lanka opener falling for a duck, and then Siraj joined the party.
In the fourth over of Sri Lanka’s inning, Siraj dismissed Pathum Nissanka on the first ball with Ravindra Jadeja taking a sharp catch to give the 29-year-old his first wicket.
On the third ball, Siraj struck again, getting the crucial wicket of Sadeera Samarawickrama, the middle order batter was struck on his pads, they opted for a review but the replays showed the ball was hitting the stumps.
ALSO READ| ‘Asia Cup 2023 Wouldn’t Have Been Possible Without Them’: Mohammed Siraj Gifts Player of The Match Prize Money to Groundsmen
Charith Asalanka was dismissed on the next ball, Siraj narrowly missed out on a hat-trick but got Dhanajaya de Silva on the last ball of the over to complete a four-wicket haul.
The Hyderabad-born pacer picked his fifth wicket getting rid of Dasun Shanaka on a duck as he completed his fifer in 16 balls, the fastest ever by an Indian pacer in ODI cricket.
Siraj then dismissed Kusal Mendis who was Sri Lanka’s top scorer at 17, and that was the last recognised batter to fall, before Hardik Pandya removed Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, and Matheesha Pathirana to restrict the co-hosts for a paltry total of 50 runs.