India Clinches 8th Asia Cup Title with Dominant Victory over Sri Lanka

  • 18 Sep 2023

On 17th September, 2023, India secured its 8th Asia Cup championship by easily chasing down a target of 51 against Sri Lanka.

Key Points

  • One-Sided Contest: Mohammed Siraj played a pivotal role in India's victory, decimating Sri Lanka's batting lineup with remarkable figures of 6 for 21 off 7 overs.
  • The result was all but assured after Sri Lanka's batters struggled, with five of them getting dismissed without contributing to the score.
  • Swift Victory: India achieved the target in just 6.1 overs, winning the final match with a remarkable 263 balls to spare and all 10 wickets intact.
  • This victory marked India's largest winning margin in terms of balls remaining in Asia Cup history, surpassing their previous record set against Kenya in 2001.