In the IND vs SL final match, Mohammad Siraj took five wickets in his first two overs. Siraj took 4 wickets of Sri Lanka in the first over itself.
In the final India vs Sri Lanka match of Asia Cup, fast bowler Mohammad Siraj wreaked havoc on the Sri Lankan batsmen. Siraj took four wickets in his very first over and sent important batsmen of Sri Lanka to the pavilion. After which Sri Lanka’s score became five wickets for 12 runs. Only after this Siraj took another wicket on his 16th ball.
In the final match of Asia Cup, Mohammad Siraj made many records in his name by getting a wicket in his first 16 balls. The fast bowler took four wickets in the first over. In which he sent Sri Lankan batsmen Pathum Nissanka, Sadira Samarawickrama, Dhananjay de Silva and Charith Asalanka to the pavilion. After this he bowled Dasun Shanaka for zero in his third over.
16 balls, 5 Sri Lankan batsmen and Siraj made these records
Mohammad Siraj has become the hero of the Asia Cup final match even before its end by taking five wickets in his first 15 balls. At the same time, Siraj has become the first Indian bowler to achieve the feat of taking four wickets in a single over. Till date, no bowler in the cricket history of the Indian team has been able to achieve this feat. Whereas, if we talk about international cricket, apart from Siraj, only Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga had taken four wickets in an over in an ODI match.
Siraj became the fastest bowler to take five wickets
Mohammad Siraj has come joint first in the list of bowlers who have taken the fastest five wickets. In terms of balls, before Siraj, Sri Lankan legend Chaminda Vaas had achieved this feat in the same number of balls. Vaas took five wickets in 16 balls against Bangladesh in 2003. After this, Zimbabwe’s Ryan Burl is included at third place, who took five wickets in 18 balls against Australia in the year 2022.
Most wickets in first 10 overs for India in ODI
5 Mohammed Siraj vs Sri Lanka Colombo, RPS 2023
4 Javagal Srinath vs Sri Lanka, Johannesburg 2003
4. Bhuvneshwar vs Sri Lanka, Port of Spain 2013
4 Jasprit Bumrah vs England, The Oval 2022
Siraj’s first 16 balls
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, W, 0, W, W, 4, W, 0, 0, 0, W