In the Asia Cup 2023 final held at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, India achieved a resounding victory over Sri Lanka, securing a 10-wicket triumph with an impressive 263 balls remaining. Sri Lanka’s only fortunate moment came when Dasun Shanaka correctly called the toss and elected to bat on a dry pitch that was anticipated to produce a lot of turns after the initial four overs.
Nonetheless, India’s pacers demonstrated their skill from the very beginning. Jasprit Bumrah claimed the first Sri Lankan wicket in the opening over, while Mohammed Siraj wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka’s top order by grabbing four wickets in his second over, plunging the home team to a dismal 5 wickets down for just 12 runs after just four overs.
Siraj continued his outstanding performance, capturing his fifth wicket in only 2.4 overs and shattering Dasun Shanaka’s stumps, leaving Sri Lanka struggling at 12/6 in 5.4 overs.
Later in the match, Hardik Pandya added to Sri Lanka’s woes with three wickets for a mere three runs in 2.2 overs. Sri Lanka’s innings concluded at a meager 50 runs in 15.2 overs, marking their lowest-ever ODI total against India and the lowest ODI total in an ODI final.
Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill took to the crease as Rohit Sharma chose to drop down the batting order in this low-scoring affair. Ishan contributed an unbeaten 23 runs from 18 balls, while Shubman Gill notched up 27 not out runs in just 19 balls. India efficiently chased down the target in a mere 6.1 overs, securing their eighth Asia Cup title, extending their record as the most successful team in the history of the competition.
Most Runs in Asia Cup 2023
Indian opening batsman Shubman Gill is the most run scorer in the Asia Cup 2023. The right-hand batsman scored 302 runs in 6 innings with an average of 75.50 that included 2 fifties and a six.
Most Wickets in Asia Cup 2023
Sri Lankan pacer Matheesha Pathirana is the most wicket taker in the Asia Cup 2023. The right-arm pacer took a total of 11 wickets in 6 innings with a bowling average of 24.54 and economy rate of 6.61.
Asia Cup 2023 Final Player of the Match
Mohammed Siraj for his splendid performance with the ball, taking 6 wickets for 21 runs, won the Player of the Match award. As a reward, he received a total of $5000, that is 4 Lakh 15 Thousand and 451 RS INR (Here on, all the INR value is as updated till the 17th September, 2023).
Asia Cup 2023 Player of the Tournament
Indian cricket team’s bowler Kuldeep Yadav bagged the Player of the Tournament award for the Asia Cup 2023. The chinaman bowler took 9 wickets in 5 matches in the Asia Cup 2023. He received a cash reward of $15000, that is 12 Lakh 46 Thousand 355 RS.
Asia Cup 2023 Runners-up
Sri Lankan fought valiantly throughout the entire Asia Cup 2023. They reached the final of the Asia Cup 2023 with a last ditch effort against Pakistan. Unfortunately, their performance in the final was not up to the mark and have to settle for the runners-up. Sri Lanka as a result, received a cash prize of $75000, 62 Lakh 31 Thousand and 776 RS.
Asia Cup 2023 Champions
The Indian cricket team have further enlarge the gap to the 2nd placed team Sri Lanka as the most successful team in the history of the Asia Cup 2023. They took the command of the final today from the very first ball and eventually walked out as the champion, for which they received $150000 as cash prize, that is 1 Crore 24 Lakh 63 Thousand and 552 RS.