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Asia Cup Final: India’s Siraj’s devastating bowling spell blows away Sri Lankan batting lineup

By the end of the fourth over, Sri Lanka were in a daze, unsure of what had hit them!

India’s Siraj’s devastating bowling spell has blown away the Sri Lankan batting lineup!

Mohammed Siraj took 5 wickets in 10 balls and sent half of the Sri Lanka team back into the pavilion in just 5 overs.

By the time of filing this story, Sri Lanka appears set for a painfully massive defeat as they are seven down for just 39 runs after 12 overs, Siraj taking his 6th wicket!

Sri Lanka chose to bat after winning the toss in the Asia Cup final being played at the Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

The match started late due to a wet outfield, but the first six overs proved to be fatal for the Sri Lankan side playing in front of the home crowd.

Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj shattered the Sri Lankan batting lineup in hardly six overs, he bowled the spell of a lifetime taking 5 wickets in 10 balls!

Sri Lanka’s half-team was sent back to the pavilion in just six overs. The Islanders were 12-6.

Sri Lanka was already in a tricky situation, at 8 for 1 in just three overs into the Asia Cup final.

Siraj dismissed Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, and Dhananjaya de Silva by the end of the fourth over, taking 4 wickets in a single over.

The latest feat makes Siraj currently holds the record for the best bowling figures by a pace bowler in the Asia Cup. Previously Aaqib Javed held the record with his 5/19 against India at Sharjah in 1995.



Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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