India dominates Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2023 final
India dominates Sri Lanka with record-breaking victory in Asia Cup 2023 final
In a remarkable display of cricketing prowess, India secured a resounding victory over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023 final held at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. India's remarkable performance was highlighted by a sensational spell of bowling by Mohammed Siraj, which left Sri Lanka reeling.
Record-breaking low score
Sri Lanka, after winning the toss and choosing to bat first, encountered a formidable Indian bowling attack led by Mohammed Siraj. The Sri Lankan batting lineup struggled immensely and was ultimately bowled out for a mere 50 runs. This dismal total marked Sri Lanka's second-lowest ever One Day International (ODI) score.
Mohammed Siraj's heroic spell
The turning point of the match was undoubtedly the exceptional performance by Mohammed Siraj. His spell of bowling knocked the wind out of Dasun Shanaka's Sri Lankan side. Siraj's impressive figures of 6/21 dismantled the Sri Lankan batting order, leaving them struggling to make an impact.
Sri Lanka's total of 50 runs in this final is the lowest ever recorded in men's Asia Cup ODIs, surpassing the previous record held by Bangladesh, who had scored 87 runs against Pakistan in 2000. This extraordinary feat underscores India's dominance in the match and their exceptional bowling performance.
While Sri Lanka's batting woes in the 50-over format have been witnessed before, their lowest-ever momentum in ODIs occurred in 2012 when they managed a meager 43 runs in 20.1 overs. This had resulted in a devastating 258-run defeat. Despite this past low, their recent performance in the Asia Cup 2023 final stands out as a particularly challenging day for Sri Lankan cricket.