Asia Cup Final: Sri Lanka Fan's Shocked Reaction After Mohammed Siraj's 4-Wicket Over Goes Viral
The Asia Cup 2023 final between Indian cricket team and Sri Lanka cricket team turned into a one-sided affair for the Rohit Sharma-led team, thanks to Mohammed Siraj. The 29-year-old right-arm pacer bowled the spell of his career so far as he scalped six wickets for 21 runs. He is now only the fourth Indian to scalp six wickets in an ODI after the great Anl Kumble, Jasprit Bumrah and Stuart Binny. Siraj's fiery spell consisted one over in which he scalped four wickets - the first time an Indian has done so.
It was the fourth over of the Sri Lankan innings as Siraj, bowling his second over, broke the back of the Sri Lankan batting by scalping Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva. That over reduced Sri Lanka to 12/5 in four overs.
The Sri Lankan team was in shock as were the fans present at the R Premadasa Stadium. One such reaction of a fan has gone viral. "X" handle @GemsOfCricket posted the image and it got over 80 thousand views in less than four hours. The image is a screengrab from Sunday's Asia Cup final after the fourth over with the scoreboard showing 12/5.
After speedster Mohammed Siraj's fiery spell decimated Sri Lanka, the opening duo of Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan scored a flawless fifty-run partnership as India won the Asia Cup for the eighth time. Leading India's fast bowling attack, Siraj ran through the Sri Lanka top-order in a dazzling performance in the summit clash at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.
It took a little more than two hours for India to lift the trophy in style. Sri Lanka fans were stunned into silence by their team's performance. The Men in Blue lifted the Asia Cup trophy after five years.
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