(LIVE)Asia Cup 2023 Final: Siraj Took Lanka by Storm, Sri Lanka 6 wickets down| IND vs SL Final
Asia Cup 2023 Final: Siraj Took Lanka by Storm, Sri Lanka 6 wickets down| IND vs SL Final

Asia Cup 2023 Final (LIVE): INDIA WON THE ASIA CUP 2023 TITLE FOR THE 8th TIME. India bowled Sri Lanka for a record-lowest total and chased it in the blink of an eye. India defeated Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023 Final by 10 wickets.

LIVE: IND vs SL Asia Cup 2023 Final


India- 51/0 (6.1)
Sri Lanka- 50/10 (15.2)

Player of the Series: Kuldeep Yadav (9 wickets in 5 matches)

Player of the Match: Mohammed Siraj (7-1-21-6)

The celebration begins and the fireworks are all over. India have now lifted the title for the 8th time and they are the most successful team in the history of the Asia Cup.

6.1- 1 run and that is it! INDIA WON THE ASIA CUP 2023 TITLE.

Aslanka has the ball in his hands

5.6- Wellalage to Gill, FOUR. India is just one run away from winning the Asia Cup 2023 Final

India need 6 runs to win the Asia Cup 2023 Final

4.6- FOUR, again a flick into the role

4.1- Pathirana to Ishan, Four. Low full-toss and Ishan guides it to the point.

Wellalage into the attack and just 2 runs off the 4th over

2.5- Back-to-back Fours for India. Gill wants to wrap it up quickly.

2.4- Four again and this time to the Point.

2.3- Pramod to Gill, FOUR, excellent drive to the off.

1.5- Four! Ishan slaps it to deep backward point.

1.4- Four! Ishan ramps it over the slip cordon.

1.3- Pathirana to Ishan, quick single but will take two due to an overthrow.

Matheesha Pathirana into the attack.

0.6- Madushan to Gill, flicked and FOUR. Fuller length onto the padline and got the treatment.

0.3- Kishan drives a length ball straight and gets 3 runs.

0.1- Madushan to Kishan, Good length ball swung in and nicely defended

5:40 PM: Umpires and players are coming to the 22-yard. Ishan Kishan is opening the innings with Shubman Gill in the Asia Cup 2023 Final.

Lowest totals in an ODI final (cricbuzz)
50 SL vs Ind Colombo RPS 2023 *
54 Ind vs SL Sharjah 2000
78 SL vs Pak Sharjah 2002
81 Oman vs Namibia Windhoek 2019

05:10 PM- Well, 50 runs in a 50-over match. This is the summary of the Lankan innings. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first. Bumrah was on the money from the first over picking up the dangerous Perera out. Siraj then handled it all on his own. Four wickets in an over for him where he just broke the spine of the Lankan batting order. Siraj claimed 6 wickets and the rest of the three were easily cleared by Hardik Pandya.

Interestingly the pitch wasn’t a green top. It was more like of batting surface but the beauty of these three overshadowed it all. Just four bowlers were used by India and that was enough for Sri Lanka.

This has now been noted down as the lowest total in the history of the Asia Cup Final, but we didn’t expect it in that way.

15.2- Pathirana came and gone straight away! Sri Lanka are bowled out for 50 runs in the Asia Cup 2023 final.

Matheesha Pathirana comes, the last man.

15.1- Wicket! Hardik to Pramod, Edged and taken in the first slip

14.1- Kuldeep into the attack and on the money straight away. 1 run and 50 comes up for Sri Lanka.

What a day for Siraj and what energy he is filled with!

13.1- Siraj to Hemantha, 6 runs, some bonus runs for an overthrow. Hemantha got an inside edge towards fine leg.

Siraj back into the attack

Pramod Madushan comes in.

12.3- Wicket Number 8! Hardik Pandya gets a wicket. Good-directed bouncer and Wellalage didn’t have much time to do anything. He gloved the ball and the keeper took an easy catch

11.4- Four. Hemantha Flicks and get full out of it.

New batter Hemantha walks out to the crease.

11.2- WICKET!! Siraj hits the middle stump. Kusal Mendis this time and Siraj continues his destruction work.

10.5- Hardik to Wellalage, The ball remains low and hits the pad. The pitching was outside leg.

The lowest ODI Score is 35 by Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s lowest total is 43 and that was against South Africa back in 2012

9.4- Siraj to Mendis, EDGED, but didn’t carry to slip.

9.2- Siraj TO Wellalage, Single to extra covers

8.4Four more! Mendis edges and ball just bypassed 2nd slip.

8.2- Bumrah to Mendis, FOUR. Mendis on the top of the bounce punched the ball to the point

8th Over- Attacking line and disciplined length by Siraj in this over. Just 1 run off it.

Kusal Mendis just watches every wicket from the other end. Wellalage Joins him

5.4- Wicket Again! Fifer for Siraj. Siraj clean-bowled Sri Lankan Captain.

5.1- Siraj to Shanaka- Appeal but just an appeal

5 overs gone and Sri Lanka are already 5 wickets down.

3.6- WHAT! Another wicket. Four wickets in an over. Siraj bowled Peach and De Silva was caught behind

3.5- FOUR! De Silva flicks and times well for a rare boundary.

3.4- Siraj Strikes again. This time Charith Asalanka. Siraj is on a hat-trick

3.3- Wicket again! Siraj to Sadhera. LBW appeal and given out. Sadhera sent it upstairs and lost the review.

3.1- Wicket! Siraj Strikes and sends Pathum Nissanka back to the pavilion. Jadeja takes a stunner at Point

2nd Over- Eventful and disciplined over by Siraj

0.4- Bumrah to Mendis, Four

0.3- OUT! Bumrah to Perera, on the off stump and swinging away. Perera nicked it and was caught by Kishan

0.1- Bumrah to Pathum Nissanka. Excellent on point, 1 run.

IND vs SL Asia Cup 2023 Final WILL START AT 03:40

03:25 PM: Covers are completely taken off the ground and Teams are looking excited to get into the field.

Pitch inspection scheduled for 03:30

03:15 PM: GOOD NEWS! The rain has stopped and the covers are going off.

Updates! The weather.com says it won’t rain for long so, the game might be going to start soon.

02:55 PM: Surprise Surprise! It is raining before the players come down. the covers are on and the entire ground is covered.

Pitch Report: It looks dry surface and more importantly it is a fresh pitch. 70 meters boundaries to all sides and it is going to spin more as the game goes on.

SL Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana

IND Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul(w), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

TOSS: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to Bat First.

ASIA Cup 2023 Final: IND vs SL Preview

Tickets are all Sold Out for the Asia Cup 2023 final! Though the majority of the fans will support Sri Lanka as they are the home team, they won’t be able to suppress those INDIAAA… INDIA chants. This final is really going to be historic as it is the first time after 19 years, that Team India will play Asia Cup Final without MS Dhoni. Rohit Sharma will also be playing his 250th match today as the Asia Cup 2023 Final

The most successful teams of the Asia Cup have made it into the championship game yet another time. India, who won the Asia Cup seven times in total (1984, 1988, 1991, 1995, 2010, 2016, and 2018), would be eager to win the championship for a record-breaking eighth time. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, would definitely be looking to defend their Cup and equal the numbers with India.

India topped the Super 4 table and were the first team to qualify for the Asia Cup 2023 Finals. India won 4 out of the 5 matches they played in the tournament. They defeated the Number 1(then) ODI team Pakistan by a record margin of 228 runs.

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Asia Cup 2023 Final: IND vs SL Head-to-Head

India and Sri Lanka have faced each other a number of times. Out of 166 matches, India have won 97 times, and Sri Lanka overcame 57 times. Interestingly, the two Asian giants have met each other in as many as 8 finals of the Asia Cup where India won 5 times and Sri Lanka won the remaining. This is the 9th time they are going to the play Asia Cup Final.

For more details head to ICC’s official website.