Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj registered excellent figures of 6/21 as the Men in Blue cleaned up Sri Lanka for 50 and lifted Asia Cup 2023 with a dominating 10-wicket win in the final at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday, September 17.
Shakib Al Hasan (80 off 85 & 1/43) led from the front as Bangladesh beat India by six runs in the final Super 4 match of Asia Cup 2023 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday, September 15. While the match itself was an inconsequential one in terms of the tournament as the finalists had already been decided, Bangladesh registered a morale-boosting win - their first over India in the Asia Cup since 2012 in Mirpur.
India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey has admitted that dropping a senior cricketer like Mohammed Shami for the Asia Cup matches has not been an easy decision. He, however, added that some choices have to be made keeping the overall interest of the team in mind.
Dunith Wellalage claimed 5/40 with his left-arm spin and also scored a valiant 42 not out off 46 balls apart from claiming two catches. His heroics, however, could prevent India from ending Sri Lanka’s 13-match winning streak in ODIs and booking a place in the Asia Cup 2023 final.
India hammered Pakistan by 228 runs in the third match of the Super 4 Round of Asia Cup 2023 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday, September 11. The Men in Blue resumed their innings in 147/2 in 24.1 overs on the reserve day of the contest. They ended up posting 356/2 as Virat Kohli and KL Rahul slammed tons. Kuldeep Yadav then claimed five wickets as Pakistan were bowled out for 128 in 32 overs.
The India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has been moved to the reserve day due to rain. Only 24.1 overs of play was possible on Sunday, September 10. The game will now resume on Monday from where it ended on Sunday.
The much-hyped India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 match in Pallekele on Saturday, September 2 produced some fascinating moments, worthy of an Indo-Pak clash. However, fans’ worst fears came true in the end as weather played spoilsport and forced a no result.
Pacer Matheesha Pathirana starred with 4/32 as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by five wickets in match number two of Asia Cup 2023 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday, August 31. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first in the game, but were bundled out for 164 in 42.4 overs. Sri Lanka chased down the target in 39 overs.
Former India captain Virat Kohli praised Pakistan’s bowling attack ahead of the Asia Cup 2023 clash between the arch-rivals in Pallekele on Saturday, September 2. Kohli opined that Pakistan have a very strong bowling line-up and stated that the batters will need to be switched on at all times to deal with the challenge.