India Dominates Asia Cup 2023 Final as Sri Lanka Collapses for 50

Asia Cup Final

In a dramatic and one-sided finale to the Asia Cup 2023, Team India showcased their bowling prowess as they bundled out Sri Lanka for a mere 50 runs. The final, held at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, saw India’s relentless attack dismantle the Sri Lankan batting order, leaving the island nation stunned.

India’s bowling attack, led by the formidable duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj, put on an exhibition of precision and skill that left Sri Lanka reeling from the very beginning. Sri Lanka’s top-order batsmen struggled to find their footing against the relentless Indian pace attack.

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The Sri Lankan innings got off to a disastrous start when Kusal Perera fell victim to Jasprit Bumrah with just one run on the board. The collapse continued as Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals. Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, and Sadeera Samarawickrama followed Charith Asalanka, and Dhananjaya de Silva back to the pavilion, managing only 6 runs collectively.

With Sri Lanka at 8 for 4, the situation grew increasingly dire. Sri Lanka’s captain, Dasun Shanaka, fell for a duck, and the lower-order batsmen struggled to make an impact.

The Indian bowlers, particularly Mohammed Siraj, wreaked havoc, as he claimed a remarkable five-wicket haul (6). His relentless pace and accuracy proved too much for the Sri Lankan batsmen to handle. Hardik Pandya (3) and Jasprit Bumrah (1) also chipped in with crucial wickets, further stifling Sri Lanka’s efforts to stage a comeback.

Lowest Total in Asia Cup Finals

Sri Lanka’s final score of 50 all out marked a record low in the history of Asia Cup finals. The collapse was a testament to the relentless and clinical performance of the Indian bowlers. The Sri Lankan batting line-up, which had shown promise throughout the tournament, crumbled under the pressure of the final.

Chasing a meagre target of 51 runs, Team India will be completing the formalities. India will definitely secure a victory in the final with ease. While the Indian batting order may face some challenges, but the target is so low that it has already laid the foundation for the victory.

The Asia Cup 2023 final will be remembered as a contest dominated by India’s exceptional bowling performance. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will need to regroup and analyze their batting weaknesses to come back stronger in future tournaments. With this emphatic victory, India once again asserted its dominance in the cricketing world, leaving fans eagerly anticipating their next challenge on the global stage.