Tempo bowler Mohammed Siraj returned figures of 6-21 to steer India’s rout of Sri Lanka by 10 wickets as they clinched their eighth Asia Cup title Sunday.
Siraj acquired 4 wickets in a single over to assist skittle Sri Lanka out for a flimsy 50, a complete the Indian openers Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill surpassed in 6.1 overs for a powerful victory forward of subsequent month’s ODI World Cup at dwelling.
Sri Lanka’s miserably low complete within the 50-over contest left an almost packed home disenchanted after they witnessed simply 116 minutes of play.
The hosts elected to bat first following a delayed begin on account of rain and tempo spearhead Jasprit Bumrah struck first with the wicket of Kusal Perera, caught behind for a duck within the first over.
Siraj quickly took over as he made the ball swing and seam in overcast circumstances to simply surpass his earlier ODI better of 4-32.
He acquired Pathum Nissanka for 2 after which struck on successive balls to ship again Sadeera Samarawickrama (0) and Charith Asalanka (0), however a hat trick was averted.
Dhananjaya de Silva hit a boundary however Siraj had him caught behind with the subsequent ball, a lot to the delight of the Indian followers.
Siraj acquired his fifth with the wicket of Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka, equaling an ODI report for the quickest five-wicket haul from his first 16 balls of the match.
Kusal Mendis hit three boundaries earlier than turning into Siraj’s sixth wicket, though Sri Lanka averted the lowest-ever ODI complete of 35 by Zimbabwe.
After Virat Kohli’s overthrow went for a boundary, and 6 extra runs to the entire, Sri Lanka pushed previous their lowest ODI complete of 43 scored towards South Africa in 2012.
Hardik Pandya took three wickets to wrap up the innings in simply 90 minutes.
Mendis’ 17 and an unbeaten 13 by Dushan Hemantha had been the one double-digit scores in an innings that featured 5 geese.
Shubman Gill, a centurion within the earlier match, started with a boundary within the opening over on his strategy to an unbeaten 27 and fellow opener Ishan Kishan (23) quickly joined the social gathering.
The left-handed Ishan smashed quick bowler Matheesha Pathirana for 2 successive boundaries, and three extra in a row from Gill gave India victory within the match’s shortest closing.
Rohit Sharma’s India dropped only one match within the match after they misplaced an inconsequential Tremendous 4 contest towards Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka, who received the earlier version of the Asia Cup performed within the T-20 format, got here in as underdogs and snuck into the Tremendous Fours with a dramatic win over Afghanistan however went down with no battle of their eleventh closing.