With the help of the lethal bowling of Mohammed Siraj (21/6), India won the Asia Cup title for a record eighth time by defeating Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the Asia Cup final on Sunday. India won the match by 10 wickets in 6.1 overs after bowling out Sri Lanka for just 50 runs in 15.2 overs. The hero of India’s victory was Mohammed Siraj, who broke the back of Sri Lankan batting by taking 5 wickets in just 16 balls and 6 wickets for 21 runs in 7 overs.
India’s emphatic 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final and Mohammed Siraj’s lethal bowling created many new records in this match.
This was the condition of Asia Cup final
In the Asia Cup final, Sri Lanka, after winning the toss and playing first, were all out for 50 runs in 15.2 overs. For India, Mohammed Siraj took 3 wickets for 21 runs in 7 overs, while Hardik Pandya took 3 wickets for 3 runs in 2.2 overs, Bumrah took one wicket for 23 runs. For Sri Lanka, Kusal Mendis scored the highest 17 runs and Dushan Hemantha scored 13 runs. In response, India scored 51 runs without losing any wicket in 6.1 overs and won by 10 wickets. Shubhman Gill remained unbeaten on 27 and Ishan Kishan remained unbeaten on 23 runs.
(IND vs SL: Siraj defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets, Team India became Asia Cup champion for the eighth time)
1.India won Asia Cup for record eighth time
With this victory, India won the Asia Cup title for the eighth time. Of these, India has won the ODI title 7 times (1984, 1988, 1990, 1995, 2010, 2018, 2023) and T20 Asia Cup title once (2016). After India, Sri Lanka has won the most Asia Cup titles (6) (1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014, 2022).
2.India’s biggest ODI win over Sri Lanka (in terms of balls)
This is India’s biggest win in terms of balls left in ODI cricket. India won the match with 263 balls remaining. Earlier in 2001, it had defeated Kenya with 231 balls remaining.
India’s biggest ODI win (in terms of balls remaining)
263 vs Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2023 *
231 vs Kenya, Bloemfontein, 2001
211 vs West Indies, Trivandrum, 2018
188 vs England, Oval 2022
3.Biggest victory of any team in ODI final
This is the record for the biggest win (in terms of balls remaining) in an ODI final. Earlier in 2003, Australia had defeated England in the final with 226 balls remaining.
Biggest win in an ODI final (in terms of balls remaining)
263 India vs Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2023*
226 Australia vs England, Sydney, 2003
179 Australia vs Pakistan, Lord’s, 1999
4.Third win in ODI final by 10 wickets
India defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the Asia Cup final. This is only the third occasion of winning by 10 wickets in an ODI final.
Won by 10 wickets in ODI final
197/0 India vs Zimbabwe, Sharjah, 1998
118/0 Australia vs England, Sydney 2003
51/0 India vs Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2023 *
5.Third shortest ODI match record
A total of 129 balls were bowled in this India-Sri Lanka match, out of which Sri Lanka played 15.2 overs (92 balls) and India played 6.1 overs (37 balls). This was the third shortest ODI in terms of balls bowled.
Shortest ODI in terms of balls bowled
104 Nepal vs USA, Kirtipur, 2020
120 Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, Colombo, 2001
129 India vs Sri Lanka Colombo, 2023 *
140 Sri Lanka vs Kenya, Paarl 2003
(Sri Lanka limited to 50, the most ‘horrifying’ ODI record against India, Lanka collapsed in front of Siraj)
6.Sri Lanka reached its lowest ODI score against India
With Sri Lanka being all out for 50 runs, it recorded its lowest score against India. Overall, this is Sri Lanka’s second lowest score in ODIs, before which it was limited to 43 runs against South Africa in 2012.
Lowest ODI score for Sri Lanka
43 vs South Africa, Paarl, 2012
50 vs India, Colombo, 2023*
55 vs West Indies, Sharjah, 1986
67 vs England, Manchester, 2014
73 vs India, Trivandrum, 2023
Sri Lanka’s score of 50 runs is the record for the lowest score by any team in ODI against India. The previous record was in the name of Bangladesh, which was limited to 58 runs in Mirpur in 2024.
Lowest ODI score against India
50 -Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2023*
58- Bangladesh, Mirpur, 2014
65- Zimbabwe, Harare, 2005
73- Sri Lanka, Trivandrum, 2023
7. Record of lowest score in ODI final
This is the record for the lowest score of any team in the ODI final. Earlier this record was in the name of India, which was all out for 54 runs in the final against Sri Lanka in Sharjah in 2000.
Lowest score in ODI final
50- Sri Lanka vs India, Colombo, 2023 *
54- India vs Sri Lanka, Sharjah, 2000
78- Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Sharjah 2002
81- Oman vs Namibia, Windhoek, 2019
8.Siraj made the record of taking the fastest 5 wickets in an ODI match
Mohammed Siraj became the fastest bowler to take joint 5 wickets in an ODI match, Siraj achieved this feat in 16 balls and equaled the record of Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka, who had made this record against Bangladesh in the 2003 World Cup. .
With 21/6 wickets, Siraj recorded the second best bowling figures in Asia Cup history. The record is in the name of Anjata Mendis, who took 6 wickets for 13 runs against India in 2008.
Also, Siraj became the Indian bowler taking most wickets (4+) in the first 10 overs in ODI since 2002.
Siraj (21/6) recorded the best bowling figures in ODIs against Sri Lanka, breaking the record of Waqar Younis, who took 6 for 26 in Sharjah in 1990.
Also, Siraj became the second bowler to achieve this feat in the least number of balls by completing 50 ODI wickets in 1002 balls. In this matter, he is only behind Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis, who completed 50 ODI wickets in 847 balls.
(Mohammad Siraj wreaks havoc in Asia Cup final! Created history by taking 4 Sri Lankan wickets in a single over)
9.Siraj is the fourth fastest Indian to complete 50 ODI wickets.
Mohammad Siraj completed 50 wickets in his 29th match by dismissing Asalanka. With this he became the fourth fastest Indian to take 50 ODI wickets jointly with Mohammed Shami. Only Ajit Agarkar (23 matches), Kuldeep Yadav (24), Jasprit Bumrah (28 matches) have achieved this feat in fewer matches than him.
10.Rohit Sharma is the second Indian captain to win two consecutive ODI Asia Cups.
Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, India won the ODI Asia Cup title for the second consecutive time. Earlier, India had won the 2018 ODI Asia Cup under the captaincy of Rohit. Before him, under the captaincy of Mohammad Azharuddin, India had won two consecutive Asia Cup titles in 1991 and 1995.
(India took 23 years old revenge by bowling out Sri Lanka for 50 runs, many records broken)