India Clinches 8th Asia Cup Title with 10-Wicket Victory; Mohammed Siraj Shines with 6 Wickets

India secured their 8th Asia Cup title with a dominant 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. Mohammed Siraj was the star with a sensational 6-wicket haul.

In a spectacular display of dominance, India clinched their 8th Asia Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka with a resounding 10-wicket victory in the tournament’s final.

Openers Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan effortlessly chased down the target of 51 runs, rendering Sri Lanka’s bowling attack ineffective. This total, the lowest ever recorded in the ODI format of the Asia Cup, proved to be an easy task for India’s batsmen.

Before the batting display, it was Mohammed Siraj who stole the show with a mesmerizing bowling spell, claiming an impressive 6 wickets for just 21 runs. His exceptional performance was instrumental in reducing Sri Lanka to a mere 50 runs, marking their lowest ODI total against India.


Despite overcast conditions, Sri Lanka elected to bat first after winning the toss, and the match commenced 40 minutes later than the scheduled 3 PM start time.

Siraj’s bowling brilliance extended beyond statistics, as he weaved a masterful spell. His remarkable achievement included becoming only the fourth bowler in ODI history to take four wickets in a single over. Furthermore, he equaled the record set by former Sri Lankan pacer Chaminda Vaas as the fastest to reach a five-wicket haul in one-day internationals.

Siraj’s effectiveness in exploiting the challenging conditions was evident from the outset, particularly after Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Kusal Perera with a straightforward caught-behind dismissal in the third ball of the first over.

In conditions that resembled more of London than Colombo, Siraj demonstrated exceptional accuracy in pitching the ball in precisely the right areas, causing considerable trouble for the Sri Lankan batting lineup.

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