17 Sept 2023

Asia Cup 2023 Final: So Many Records Were Broken And Set While Team India Scored Biggest Win Over Lanka

Colombo: India ended a five-year wait to lift the Asia Cup trophy with a crushing win over Sri Lanka at the packed R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.

Record-breaking Mohammed Siraj bowled a magical spell (6 for 21) as Team India bowled out Sri Lanka for a meagre 50. India chased down the target in just 6.1 overs. India broke several records as they registered the biggest win over defending champion Sri Lanka. 


Records broken


- Siraj's figures of 6 for 21 is the best by any bowler against Lanka in ODIs.

- Siraj's figures are also the best by any Indian pacer in an ODI final, besides being the second best after Anil Kumble's 6 for 12 in the 1993 Hero Cup Final.

- It is also the biggest ODI win for the Indians in terms of balls to spare (263), besides also being the biggest in an ODI final.

- India has become the only team to win an ODI final by ten wickets on two occasions, with the other being against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in 1998 (197 for 0).


 - It is the briefest ODI involving India, with only 129 deliveries being bowled.

- India grabbed six wickets in the opening ten overs of the contest, which is the most for the side in the format till date.

- Siraj scalped his 50th ODI wicket in this game, which arrived in 1,002 deliveries, the second fastest by any bowler in the format. The record is held by Ajantha Mendis (847 balls).

- Lanka's total score of 50 in this fixture is the lowest versus India in the format. Also, it is the lowest in any ODI final to date.

- It was only the second time in the competition's ODI history that the pacers held all ten wickets in a clash. The other instance also happened in this edition when Pakistan seamers achieved the feat against India in a washed out group match.

- Sri Lanka has became the full-member Asian side to be dismissed in the fewest overs of an ODI (15.2). 

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