IND vs SL: The Final of Asia Cup 2023 is now known as one of the shortest finals in the history of ODI Cricket and there are even more records that were created and broken in this match. India just decimated the home team Sri Lanka and won the match by 10 wickets. This article will walk you through 5 records that were created in the India vs Sri Lanka Final Asia Cup 2023.
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India registered the Asia Cup title for the 8th time after a thumping 10-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the IND vs SL Asia Cup 2023 Final held at R. Premadasa Stadium Colombo on 17th September. Mohammed Siraj was the culprit for Sri Lanka’s destruction with an extraordinary spell you can ever imagine of.
IND vs SL Final Overview
It all started with Sri Lanka winning the toss and considering the dryness of the pitch, they chose to bat first. Jaspret Bumrah was on the money from the first ball of the match forcing Perera to walk back. Then it was Siraj and he was all over. Siraj just annihilated the Sri Lankan batting order and even took 4 wickets in an over. Hardik Pandya wrapped up the Sri Lankan innings quickly taking the last 3 wickets and giving just 3 runs. Sri Lanka were all out for 50 runs in a 50-over game and that too in the final of such a big event.
India sent Kishan and Gill to wrap up things and they did it beautifully within 37 balls with damage. India won the match with 263 balls remaining. Imagine a 50-over match finishing in just 2 hours and 28 minutes with a 30-minute innings break in between included. It was just a display of complete domination from the Indian side.
From Siraj’s 6-wicket haul in an ODI to Sri Lanka’s Lowest total in any ODI final, there are many records that were created and broken in the IND vs SL Asia Cup 2023 Final match.
Down Below are 5 major records that were created in the India vs Sri Lanka Final Asia Cup 2023:
5 Records Created in IND vs SL Final Asia Cup 2023
Lowest Total in any ODI Final
Sri Lanka registered an embarrassing record to their name in the Asia Cup 2023 final. The lowest total in any ODI tournament final is now named to Sri Lanka after getting bundled out for just 50 runs in the ODI Asia Cup 2023 Final.
Previously, that unwanted record was named to India when Sri Lanka rattled up India under 54 runs in a 300-run chase in the final of Champions Trophy 2000.
Biggest wins in an ODI final (balls remaining)
India needed to score 51 runs in 50 overs to win the match but the Gill-Kishan duo did it way sooner. It just took them 37 balls to chase down the total. It wasn’t a tough thing to conquer when the target was 51 runs and also no such demons on the pitch. India won the final with 263 balls remaining.
Previously, Australia held the record of winning the final of the VB Series (Triangular series of ENG-AUS-SL) in 226 balls. SCG witnessed one of the shortest ODI finals, back in 2003, when Australia chased down 118 runs in just 12.2 overs.
Fastest ODI Fifer
Mohammed Siraj touched the heights of feats in the match last night. He is now the fastest Indian pacer and joint-fastest in the world to take a five-wicket haul in an ODI match. He took just 16 balls to collect 5 wickets and equals the record with Sri Lanka’s legendary bowler Chaminda Vaas.
4 wickets in an Over
It’s Siraj again! In his spectacular spell against Sri Lanka, Siraj took 4 wickets in the 2nd over of his spell and became the first and only India bowler to take 4 wickets in an over in ODIs. Malinga was world-famous for this action and now he became the 4th in the world to achieve the feat.
Most wins against an opponent
With a total of 98 wins against Sri Lanka, India hold the record for most wins against an opponent in ODI format. India and Sri Lanka have faced off a total of 167 times and India came out on top 98 times.
There are other records that were achieved during the IND vs SL Asia Cup 2023 Finals.
IND vs SL Other Records
- Siraj became the second-fastest bowler to record 50 ODI wickets (1002 balls). Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis is the fastest taking 847 balls.
- Siraj-Mendis shares one more record. Siraj is only the second bowler after Mendis to grasp a six-for in an Asia Cup ODI.
- India chased the target of 51 runs in just 6.1 balls which is 5th fastest run chase in ODIs
- Rohit Sharma is the 3rd Captain to win the Asia Cup twice. MS Dhoni and Mohammed Azharuddin are the other two.
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