Cricket News: Sri Lanka 50 all-out reactions – Siraj destroys SL with 6/21 | IND vs SL Asia Cup 2023 Final reactions
Many expected India to become champions of Asia once again. They have now won the title eight times. However, no one could have predicted the 2023 Final would transpire the way it did, especially given Sri Lanka have fought hard in this Asia Cup.
The entire game lasted 21.3 overs; less than half of a single ODI innings. Mohammed Siraj was simply unstoppable, taking his powerplay proficiency to new heights. The Sri Lankans had no answer to Siraj, who completely destroyed the lineup as if it were a match between professionals and amateurs.
At one stage, Siraj had extraordinary figures of 6/7 as the hosts slumped to 33/7 before getting rolled for just 50. This included four wickets in the fourth over, where Sri Lanka were all but out of the contest at 12/5.
Siraj then put the icing on the cake with two magnificent deliveries to knock over Dasun Shanaka and Kusal Mendis.
“The guys were bowling quick, all three pacers [Bumrah, Siraj, Hardik] bent their back really well”, said skipper Rohit Sharma. “Siraj got it to bend more than the other two guys. Every day everyone can’t be a hero, you’ll find new heroes everyday and today was Siraj’s day.”
Sri Lanka’s 50 all-out is their second-lowest score in ODI history. Their 43 against South Africa in 2012 remains the lowest, but going past that mark is certainly no consolation, especially as India strolled past the target with a mammoth 269 balls to spare.
Twitter reactions to Sri Lanka 50-all out in 2023 Asia Cup
Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “Congratulations #TeamIndia on an emphatic victory! A difficult day indeed for Sri Lankan cricket. Must say, @mdsirajofficial’s upfront spell was rather spicy to handle!” Below are other reactions to India’s thumping win.