In a cricketing spectacle that left no room for doubt, India clinched their eighth Asia Cup title in Colombo with a crushing victory over Sri Lanka. The Males in Blue took simply 6.1 overs to chase down a meagre goal of 51, because of a blistering opening partnership by Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan.
Siraj’s Sensational Spell Decimates Sri Lanka
The inspiration for India’s triumph was laid earlier within the day when quick bowler Mohammed Siraj delivered an distinctive efficiency. Siraj tore by Sri Lanka’s batting order, sending them packing in simply 15.2 overs. His fiery spell left Sri Lanka struggling to deal with his relentless tempo and precision.
Historic Win by Balls
India’s victory wasn’t simply emphatic; it additionally etched a brand new document within the annals of ODI cricket. They secured the win with a staggering 263 balls to spare, making it their greatest win when it comes to balls. Their earlier document dated again to 2001 after they defeated Kenya with 231 balls remaining.
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India’s Asia Cup Dominance
The Asia Cup, which made its debut in 1984, has witnessed a number of format modifications lately, alternating between ODI and T20I codecs. India now stands as essentially the most profitable aspect within the event’s historical past, having secured eight titles in whole (1984, 1988, 1990/91, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2018, and 2023).
Sri Lanka, their worthy adversaries, have claimed six Asia Cup titles (1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014, and 2022). Whereas India’s dominance within the event continues, Sri Lanka stays a formidable drive within the Asian cricketing panorama.
ODI Asia Cup winners record and remaining outcomes
- 1984: India – India topped the desk in spherical robin format (Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka)
- 1986: Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka topped the desk in spherical robin format (Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh)
- 1989: India – India defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in Dhaka
- 1991: India – India defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in Kolkata
- 1995: India – India defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in Sharjah
- 1997: Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka defeated India by 8 wickets in Colombo
- 2000: Pakistan – Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 39 runs in Dhaka
- 2004: Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka defeated India by 25 runs in Colombo
- 2008: Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka defeated India by 100 runs in Karachi
- 2010: India – India defeated Sri Lanka by 81 runs in Dambulla
- 2012: Pakistan – Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 2 runs in Mirpur
- 2014: Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in Mirpur
- 2018: India – India defeated Bangladesh by 3 wickets in Dubai
- 2023: India – India defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Colombo