The Asia Cup final 2023 between India and Sri Lanka was a historic one, as several records were shattered in the one-sided contest. India thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets, chasing down a paltry target of 51 in just 6.1 overs. The match was dominated by Mohammed Siraj, who took 6 for 21 in 7 overs, including four wickets in one over. Here are some of the records that were broken or equalled in the final:
Here are some of the records that were broken or equalled in the Asia cup final 2023:
- Sri Lanka’s total of 50 was their second-lowest in ODIs, and the lowest ever in an Asia Cup match. The previous lowest total in an Asia Cup match was 87 by Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in 2008.
- India’s chase of 51 was the second-fastest successful chase in ODIs in terms of balls remaining (263). The fastest chase was by South Africa, who chased down 69 against Kenya in 11.2 overs with 274 balls remaining in 2001.
- Mohammed Siraj’s 6 for 21 was the fourth-best bowling figures for India in ODIs, and the best ever by an Indian bowler in an Asia Cup match. The previous best figures by an Indian bowler in an Asia Cup match were 5 for 27 by Ashish Nehra against Bangladesh in 2004.
- Mohammed Siraj also equalled the record for the fastest five-wicket haul in ODIs (in terms of balls bowled), taking just 16 balls to achieve the feat. He joined Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka and Ali Khan of USA, who also took five wickets in 16 balls, against Zimbabwe in 2001 and Papua New Guinea in 2019 respectively.
- Mohammed Siraj also became the first bowler to take four wickets in one over in an ODI. He dismissed Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva in his third over, the seventh of the inning.
- Mohammed Siraj, became the fourth Indian to take six wickets in an ODI. He finished with figures of 6/21 – the second-best figures in Asia Cup history. He also took five wickets in 16 balls – the joint-quickest five wickets haul in ODIs. He also took four wickets in the fourth over – thus becoming the record-holder for most wickets in an over in ODIs.
- The pacer became only the fourth bowler in ODI history to take four wickets in an over, and he matched former Lankan pacer Chaminda Vaas as the fastest to a five-wicket haul in one-dayers.
- India won their seventh Asia Cup title in the 50-over format, and their eighth overall (including one title in the T20 format in 2016). They are the most successful team in the history of the tournament, followed by Sri Lanka with five titles.
Siraj: “Feels like a dream”
Siraj said after the Sri Lanka innings ended” “Feels like a dream. Last time I did the same against Sri Lanka at Trivandrum. Got four wickets early, couldn’t get the five-for. Realised you get what’s in your destiny. Did not try too much today. I have always looked for swing in white-ball cricket. Did not find much in the previous games. But today it was swinging, and I got more wickets with the out-swinger. Wanted to make the batters drive,”
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