Asia Cup 2023 Final, IND vs. SL: Mohammed Siraj’s five-wicket haul within the first six overs of the India vs. Sri Lanka match reduced Sri Lanka to its knees. Siraj just blasted the top off the opposition’s batting order by getting four wickets in the fourth over alone after Jasprit Bumrah had already taken a wicket off the third ball. The Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka was subsequently despatched, giving him a five-wicket haul in just his second over. As a result, Sri Lanka was in trouble at 12/6 in 5.4 overs. Sri Lanka decided to bat first after winning the toss. Rain, however, ultimately caused a 40-minute delay in the start of the game.
Asia Cup 2023 Final, IND vs. SL
Despite missing nearly their entire frontline bowling attack, a combination of inexperienced part-timers and young bowlers has made scoring against Sri Lanka challenging, while players like Kusal Mendis have excelled with the bat. However, India, who has looked as formidable as ever, has been their lone opponent in their last 15 ODI matches. Their most recent match was a loss to Bangladesh. However, most of their star players chose to sit it out. Strong performances have come from Jasprit Bumrah and KL Rahul. While Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shubman Gill have all been clicking. Any opportunity Sri Lanka may have had to defeat India in this game seemed to have vanished minutes after the game began.
It has to be stated, though, that there could be nerves today – India’s only multi-team tournament wins in the decade since their Champions Trophy victory in 2013 has been the Asia Cup. The last time they lifted this trophy was back in 2018. With Rohit Sharma’s side looking to reclaim the World Cup at home next month. This match provides almost a simulation of the kind of pressure they could face in the big knockout matches in the next months.
Sri Lanka 50 ALL OUT vs. India!
Live score between India and Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s second-lowest ODI total. Scores for Sri Lanka are 2, 0, 17, 0, 0, 4, 0, 8, 13, and 0. Extras rank as the fourth-highest run scorer. Pandya misses the outside off by a fraction of a length, and Pathirana smacks it straight to the point. Today’s Sri Lankan batters have been simply terrible, and India has been brutal. With Siraj finally being removed from the game, Pandya bowls the first over from this end and eliminates the remainder of this lineup in the first two overs.
Upcoming World Cup
Prior to the final, both sides suffered from injury setbacks, however, Sri Lanka may have been more adversely affected. Washington Sundar has been flown in as backup for India despite the loss of Axar Patel for this game and maybe the forthcoming series against Australia. Mahesh Theekshana, Sri Lanka’s frontline spinner, is now out of the competition for the duration. However, Sri Lanka has stated that they anticipate Theekshana to be prepared for the World Cup the following month. Sundar, on the other hand, has been selected for the Indian second-string team to compete in the Asian Games later this month. This is making it doubtful that he would be selected for the World Cup squad.
The World Cup taking place next month casts a larger shadow on the final, the whole tournament. And every other international ODI game right now. Both teams want to give their players as much time in the center of the pitch during stressful matches. But they are also concerned about injuries, as was the case with Theekshana for Sri Lanka or. More tragically, Naseem Shah for Pakistan, who may now miss the World Cup. India hasn’t really had to cope with a serious injury that may cause them problems during the major competition. However, they have some of their important players who have been sidelined by injuries return during this tournament. And in the instance of Bumrah and Rahul, they do so in style.