India cruises to 10-wicket acquire above Sri Lanka in Asia Cup remaining

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — India cruised to a comfy 10-wicket get in the Asia Cup last, handing Sri Lanka a historically large defeat at R. Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.

Owning bowled out Sri Lanka for 50 runs, Indian openers Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill knocked off the goal in just 6.1 overs to safe the victory.

Kishan completed off the operate chase with a one off element-time spinner Charith Asalanka as the rain-afflicted tournament’s closing finished inside of just two hours.

“It was a wonderful general performance,” claimed India captain Rohit Sharma. “To occur out and play like that in the last displays the mental character. Terrific start out with the ball and clinical finish with the bat.”

Pacer Mohammed Siraj was the hero for India saying occupation most effective figures of 6-21 even though all-rounder Hardik Pandya took three wickets to bowl out Sri Lanka.

“Very happy with the hard work currently,” claimed Siraj. “I have been bowling properly considering the fact that a long time. Was missing the edges before in the match but uncovered the rhythm nowadays.”

It is the most affordable complete in an ODI ultimate and Sri Lanka’s 2nd lowest total after its 43 all out against South Africa in Paarl in 2011.

It was also Sri Lanka’s cheapest total at home with the past cheapest being the 98 all out versus South Africa at the same location in 1993.

It is also the most affordable overall in the heritage of Asia Cups.

Jasprit Bumrah experienced opening batsman Kusal Perera caught guiding for no rating in the very first in excess of of the innings and then Siraj took more than, saying four wickets in his next in excess of, getting the 1st Indian bowler to do so.

Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva all fell in the room of six deliveries as Siraj wrecked Sri Lanka’s innings in a manic above.

Siraj then bowled captain Dasun Shanaka in his up coming about to reduce Sri Lanka to 12 for 6. He had a sixth wicket by cleansing up Kusal Mendis.

Mendis’ 17 was the best scorer in Sri Lanka’s innings in a dismal display screen as 5 batters ended up dismissed without scoring.

Siraj’s 6 for 21 is now the fourth-ideal bowling figures by an Indian bowler in ODI cricket.

Sri Lanka had opted to bowl very first on a wicket that was envisioned to support spin bowling, but it was the Indian quicks who ran by means of the Sri Lankan batting in front of a entire house of 35,000 followers.

Sri Lanka and India had progressed to the Asia Cup finals although Pakistan and Bangladesh have been knocked out in the Tremendous Four stage. Afghanistan and Nepal unsuccessful to get further than the to start with spherical.


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