Mohammed Siraj Breaks Out Mayhem On Sri Lanka In Asia Cup 2023
By CricShots - Sep 17, 2023 4:38 pm
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India and Sri Lanka are locking horns with each other in the Asia Cup 2023 final at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. After winning the toss the Sri Lankan skipper, Dasun Shanaka decided to bat first citing the dryness in the pitch but the 40 minute rain delay to the start of the game changed the fortunes for India as Mohammed Siraj broke out mayhem on the Lankan batters and recorded them to 12/6 inside first six overs.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj came out all guns blazing

India’s pace sensation Mohammed Siraj has reached the milestone of 50 wickets in ODI cricket in style, claiming his third wicket against Sri Lanka in the thrilling final of the 2023 Asia Cup. The right-arm pacer has been in red-hot form in the 50-over format lately, and is currently ranked ninth among bowlers in the ICC rankings.

Mohammed Siraj produced a sensational new-ball spell to help India bowl out Sri Lanka for just 12 for five in the final of the 2023 Asia Cup. Siraj first removed Pathum Nissanka, who pushed a length delivery to the right of point and was caught by Ravindra Jadeja for a low catch. The in-form Sadeera Samarawickrama was then trapped leg-before for a two-ball duck, before Charith Asalanka chipped his first ball to Ishan Kishan at cover.

Dhananjaya de Silva averted the hat-trick ball with a four through long-on, but Siraj returned with a sharp delivery that induced a caught-behind wicket. Siraj’s over was a masterclass in fast bowling. He varied his pace and length to great effect, and his accuracy was impeccable.

The Sri Lankan batsmen had no answer to his brilliance, and were simply blown away. Siraj’s over was one of the most memorable overs in recent ODI history. It was a display of bowling at its finest, and it will be remembered for years to come. Mohammed Siraj produced a devastating spell to bowl out Sri Lanka for just 73 runs in the Asia Cup final, claiming a five-wicket haul in just 16 balls to equal Chaminda Vaas’ record for the quickest ODI five-for.

Here is the video of the brilliant 4th over from Mohammed Siraj: