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Asia Cup 2023 final: Sri Lanka elect to bat against India in Asia Cup final, Siraj and Kuldeep returns

For India, Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav were back in the playing eleven after being rested for one game

Our Web Desk Colombo Published 17.09.23, 04:20 PM
Mohammed Siraj celebrating after a wicket

Mohammed Siraj celebrating after a wicket Twitter/@BCCI

  • India beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets, reports NDTV
  • Asia Cup: Siraj stars with six wickets, India bowl out Sri Lanka for 50
  • Hardik Pandya joins the party: Wellalage departs, Sri Lanka at 42/8
  • Siraj's fiery spell continues, dismissing Mendis; Sri Lanka wobbles at 39/7 in 11 overs
  • Siraj and Bumrah apply pressure as Sri Lanka struggles at 30/6 in 9 overs
  • Siraj claims his fifth wicket, sending Shanaka back for a duck SL struggling at 13/6 in 6 overs
  • Siraj's blitzkrieg! 4 wickets in an over as Sri Lanka struggles at 12/5 in 4 overs
  • Bumrah draws first blood, Perera departs caught by Rahul. Sri Lanka off to a challenging start at the Asia Cup

Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and elected to bat against India in the Asia Cup final here on Sunday.

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Sri Lanka made one change, bringing in Dushan Hemantha in place of Maheesh Theekshana.

For India, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav were back in the playing eleven after being rested for one game, while Washington Sundar came in for injured Axar Patel.

The start of play was delayed by 40 minutes due to rain.

Teams: India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana.

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