Sri Lankan batsmen failed completely in front of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj in the Asia Cup final. Half of the Sri Lankan team had returned to the pavilion on the score of just 12 runs and the entire team was all out on the score of 50 runs. The target was reached by India in just 37 balls, giving them a spectacular triumph.
In the final match of Asia Cup 2023, India defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets. The Indian team has become the Asian champion for a record eighth time. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 50 runs. This is the smallest score in the final of the Asia Cup. Team India easily achieved this target and has presented a strong claim to win the World Cup. Before the Asia Cup, many questions were being raised about the Indian team, but in this tournament, Team India has answered every question. From the Indian fast bowling to the spin department, all the bowlers are in great form. Rohit-Gill and Virat have played big innings in the top order. At the same time, Ishaan-Rahul and Hardik have also scored good runs in the middle order.
Team India is ready for the World Cup
Before Asia Cup 2023, there were many questions regarding the Indian opening pair. Rohit and Gill’s form was nothing special. It was not even known who would play in the middle order. Ishan Kishan never played at number five. There were questions over the fitness of Bumrah and Rahul who returned from injury, but India answered every question in this tournament. Rohit scored consecutive half-centuries. Gill batted brilliantly and scored a century on a difficult pitch. In the middle order, Lokesh Rahul and Ishan Kishan did wonders at number five. Hardik also scored runs with the bat. Bumrah, Siraj and Hardik performed brilliantly in fast bowling. Kuldeep’s spin was impressive in spin. As a team, India has shown excellent performance and has presented the strongest claim to win the title before the World Cup.
In this match, Sri Lankan batsmen could not play the Indian fast bowlers. Especially Siraj created history by taking six wickets. Hardik took three wickets and Bumrah took one wicket. For the second time in the history of the Asia Cup, all 10 wickets were taken by fast bowlers. Earlier in the match between India and Pakistan, all 10 wickets were taken by Pakistan’s fast bowlers. However, India was successful in scoring 266 runs in that match. The poor batting of the Sri Lankan team completely destroyed the excitement of the final match. Indian batsmen achieved the target within 37 balls. Let us know how the Indian fast bowlers destroyed the Sri Lankan batting and Team India easily became the Asia Cup champion.
Miracle of Siraj-Bumrah
Indian fast bowlers are in great form before the ODI World Cup. Mohammed Shami is walking out of the team because, despite his good form, he is not getting a place. Bumrah, who returned from injury after a year, is doing wonders and Siraj also showed how dangerous a bowler he is by taking six wickets in this match. Hardik is also in great shape. Shardul is continuously taking wickets. In such a situation, this is very good news for India before the World Cup. Kuldeep is also bowling amazingly in the spin department and Team India’s bowling is looking very strong before the World Cup.
Did you get benefit from the rain?
Due to rain just before the start of the match, there was moisture in the air and the Indian fast bowlers benefited from this. Bumrah took a wicket in the very first over. At the same time, Siraj sent half of the Sri Lankan team to the pavilion by taking four wickets in his second over. After this, it was certain that Sri Lanka would be out on a small score. However, the tail batsmen struggled a bit and took the team to the score of 50 runs.
Sri Lankan captain’s wrong decision
It was cloudy over the grounds of Colombo. In such a situation, it was natural for the fast bowlers to get help. Despite this, Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka decided to bat first. The fast bowlers have been helped by rain throughout the Asia Cup. India also decided to bat first against Pakistan in its first match and Pakistani fast bowlers took four important wickets of India for 66 runs. However, Ishan Kishan and Hardik made an excellent partnership and took India to a good score. The fast bowlers of other teams participating in this tournament were not that strong. Because of this the teams were successful in making a good start. However, in this match, Sri Lanka chose to bowl first and when the play started after rain, the Indian bowlers did wonders.