India vs Sri Lanka: Asia Cup 2023 Final Updates: Rohit Sharma-led India lifts Asia Cup trophy
Ishan Kishan smashed the final shot and India lifts Asia Cup 2023 after 5 years. India defeated Sri Lanka by 10-wickets owing to magical bowling spell of Mohammed Siraj who clinched 6 wickets.
Colombo: Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill took their team to the Asia Cup 2023 trophy as India lifted the Asia Cup after 5 years. The match was delayed by the rains, but nobody knew that the real storm was yet to come. The storm named Mohammed Siraj swept through Sri Lankan batters as he clinched 6 wickets in 7 overs. Hardik Pandya took 3 crucial wickets and Sri Lankan team is all out on just 50 runs.
Sri Lanka earned their spot in the final by defeating Pakistan by a narrow margin of two wickets during the Super Four stage, setting the stage for a highly anticipated showdown against India. In Sunday’s final, Sri Lanka will be aiming to match India’s remarkable record of seven Asia Cup final, marking their second consecutive final appearance and their 11th overall.
India and Sri Lanka hold the record for the most One Day International (ODI) encounters between any two teams, having clashed in 166 matches. Out of these, India have emerged victorious in 97 while Sri Lanka have secured 57 wins. Also, 11 matches concluded with “no result”, and one ended in a tie.
The R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is renowned for its batting-friendly pitches. Teams setting the target have enjoyed more favourable results than those who chase. As the game unfolds, it tends to provide assistance to spinners. However, the main concern is rain, which has disrupted multiple matches in the tournament this year.
Key highlights of the Asia Cup 2023 Final:
1. Having won the toss, Sri Lanka opted to take the first turn at batting.