Asia Cup Final 2023: Mohammed Siraj took 4 wickets in an over, as well as became the first Indian to record two major records in international cricket.
Asia Cup 2023: India and Sri Lanka will meet in the final of the Asia Cup for the eighth time today. India have won four matches in the previous seven meetings. Sri Lanka have won 3 times. Cricket fans were expecting a clash between the two most successful teams in the history of the tournament. On Sunday afternoons, so many people have their eyes on television or smartphone screens. The toss is completed on time. Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka chose to bat first. However, due to rain, the start of the game was delayed today. Earlier in the ongoing Asia Cup, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nishanka, and Sadeera Samarawickrama performed well with the bat. But today, Mohammed Siraj turned all their plans upside down in Premadasa.
Recently, after the defeat against Bangladesh, many criticized the Indian team. However, in the final of the Asia Cup 2023 today, India showed its dominance in world cricket. Mohammed Siraj shines with the ball against Sri Lanka (India vs Sri Lanka match).
Many thought the Columbine pitch would be convenient for spinners today. However, from the very beginning of the Asia Cup final today, the Indian fast bowlers proved themselves. In the first over, Jasprit Bumrah took the wicket of Kusal Perera and shocked the Sri Lankan camp. Mohammed Siraj then came to bowl in the fourth over and lit up.
He picked up four crucial wickets one by one in this over. Pathum Nisanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, and Charith Asalanka were beaten by Siraj. He is the first Indian bowler to take 4 wickets in an over in ODI cricket.
Mohammed Siraj also set another record today. He holds the record for the fastest 5 wickets in 16 balls for India in international cricket. Ahead of the World Cup, India’s Siraj’s roar with Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Trent Boult will worry the international big batsman.