Unbelievable: Sri Lanka Fans Astonished as Mohammed Siraj’s 4-Wicket Over Takes Internet by Storm in Asia Cup Final

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A Shocking Spell by Mohammed Siraj Helps India Win Asia Cup 2023 Final Against Sri Lanka


The Asia Cup 2023 final between the Indian cricket team and Sri Lankan cricket team turned into a one-sided affair for the Rohit Sharma-led side, thanks to Mohammed Siraj. The 29-year-old right-arm pacer bowled the spell of his career so far as he scalped six wickets for 21 runs.
He is now only the fourth Indian to scalp six wickets in an ODI after the great Anl Kumble, Jasprit Bumrah, and Stuart Binny.

Siraj’s Fiery Spell

It was the fourth over of the match as Siraj, bowling his second over, broke the back of the Sri Lankan batting by scalping Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, and Dhananjaya de Silva. That over reduced Sri Lanka to 12/5 in four overs.

A Viral Fan Reaction

The Sri Lankan team was in shock as were the fans present at the R Premadasa Stadium. One such reaction of a fan has gone viral. ‘X’ handle @GemsOfCricket posted the image and it got over 1 lakh 24 thousand views. The image is a screengrab from Sunday’s Asia Cup final after the fourth over with the scoreboard showing 12/5.

India Clinches the Trophy

After speedster Mohammed Siraj’s fiery spell decimated Sri Lanka, the opening duo of Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan scored a flawless fifty-run partnership as India won the Asia Cup for the eighth time. Leading India’s fast bowling attack, Siraj ran through the Sri Lanka top-order in a dazzling
performance in the summit clash at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.

Quick Facts

  • Siraj took six wickets in seven overs, his best performance in ODIs.
  • Sri Lanka’s entire team was back in the pavilion in 15.2 overs for 50 runs.
  • India won the match with a 10-wicket victory, only needing 51 runs.
  • Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan started the innings with back-to-back boundaries.

Praising Siraj’s Performance

Jasprit Bumrah set the tone of the game by making his impact on the third ball of his first over. Siraj followed it up with a maiden over to lay the perfect platform for a spell that left the entire stadium awe-struck.

Siraj’s wickets included Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, and Dhananjaya de Silva. He even managed to shatter the stumps of skipper Dausn Shanaka.

Topics mentioned in this article:

  • Sri Lanka cricket team
  • Indian cricket team
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Asia Cup 2023
  • Rohit Sharma

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