India beat Sri Lanka easily in the final of the Asia Cup 2023 on Sunday. They first held the hosts to only 50 runs, and then they chased them down quickly to win their eighth Asia Cup. Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first. However, India’s Mohammad Siraj blew away the hosts by getting six wickets, four of which came in a single over, while giving up only 21 runs. Rain held up the start of the game for 40 minutes.
India Wins Asia Cup Final 2023!
The fall started when Kusal Perera was taken out by Jasprit Bumrah in the first over of the game. After the first wicket, everything was about Mohammad Siraj, who got his five wickets in his first three overs. In addition to Siraj’s six wickets, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah each took three wickets, and Sri Lanka was out after 15.2 overs with 50 runs. Only two Sri Lankan openers got into the double digits.
Dushan Hemantha scored 13 runs without being out, and Kusal Mendis added 17 more. This is the lowest score in the history of the Asia Cup (ODI). Before this, Bangladesh held the record with 87 runs against Pakistan in 2000. In reaction, Blue Shirts quickly reached the 51-run goal and won the game with 10 wickets still in hand in just 6.1 overs. Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill, who opened for India, each got 23 and 27 runs.