Sri Lanka had been bowled all-out for simply 50 runs, as India’s Mohammed Siraj claiming a career-best 6-21 – together with 4 wickets in a single over.
India have lifted the Asia Cup for a record-extending eighth time after routing defending champions Sri Lanka by 10 wickets with Mohammed Siraj claiming a career-best 6-21, together with 4 wickets in a single over, on the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Electing to bat on Sunday in entrance of a full-house of 35,000 followers, Sri Lanka had been bundled out for a paltry 50 in 15.2 overs with 5 batters getting geese of their sorry-looking scorecard with Siraj the wrecker-in-chief.
Siraj’s fiery show of tempo bowling was greatest illustrated in his second over when the right-arm fast dismissed Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva.
Hardik Pandya additionally bagged three wickets whereas Jasprit Bumrah claimed one as Sri Lanka registered their second lowest whole in one-day internationals, lasting solely 92 balls.
India wanted 6.1 overs to attain the goal for a well timed increase earlier than their house World Cup starting subsequent month.
Bumrah eliminated Kusal Perera within the first over to set off a collapse and the Sri Lanka batters appeared helpless as Siraj breathed fireplace with the brand new ball.
Solely Kusal Mendis (17) and Dushan Hemanta, who made 13 not out, managed double digits for the house aspect.
India skipper Rohit Sharma held himself again and despatched out Ishan Kishan to open the innings with Shubman Gill, choosing a left-right opening stand.
The openers scored freely to make sure there was no drama and Kishan, who made 23 not out, scored the profitable run of the summit conflict, which lasted solely 21.3 overs.
Gill remained unbeaten on 27.
Sri Lanka and India had progressed to the Asia Cup finals whereas Pakistan and Bangladesh had been knocked out within the Tremendous 4 stage. Afghanistan and Nepal did not get past the primary spherical.
India host Australia in a three-match ODI sequence later this match and the groups will conflict once more on October 8 of their World Cup opener in Chennai.
A dejected Chris Silverwood, the Sri Lankan coach, mentioned his aspect got here up towards a high-class bowling assault however ought to have carried out higher.
“It has been a beneath par efficiency. To get bowled out the way in which we did was very disappointing,” he mentioned. “There may be lots of reflection to be carried out.”