Mohammed Siraj destroys Sri Lankan batting in Asia Cup final, becomes 1st Indian to achieve historic record


Mohammed Siraj was on a roll in the Asia Cup final, taking
Image Source : AP Mohammed Siraj was on a roll in the Asia Cup final, taking five wickets in no time against Sri Lanka

Mohammed Siraj was breathing first in the Asia Cup 2023 final against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday, September 17. After Sri Lanka chose to bat first, apart from the toss, nothing went their way. Jasprit Bumrah gave Sri Lanka a huge blow in the first over itself, before Mohammed Siraj ran through the Sri Lankan batting as they fell like nine pins.

Pathum Nissanka was the first one to go handing a simple catch to Ravindra Jadeja at backward point on the first ball of the fourth over. Sadeera Samarawickrama negotiated his first ball but was trapped LBW on the next delivery by Siraj. Early on the drive, the last match’s hero for Sri Lanka, Charith Asalanka got out giving a simple catch to covers. If it wasn’t enough, Siraj after getting hit for a boundary induced an edge of Dhanankaya de Silva to leave Sri Lanka reeling at 12/5.

Siraj became the first Indian bowler to take four wickets in an over in ODIs where ball-by-ball data is available and overall the fourth bowler.

Most wickets in one over in ODI cricket 

4 wickets in 6 balls – Chaminda Vaas (SL vs BAN) – W W W 4 WD W (World Cup 2003)

4 wickets in 6 balls – Mohammad Sami (PAK vs NZ) – W W 0 0 W W (Lahore, 2003)
4 wickets in 6 balls – Adil Rashid (WNG vs WI) – 2 W W 0 W W (St. George’s, 2019)
4 wickets in 6 balls – Mohammed Siraj (IND vs SL) – W 0 W W 4 W (Asia Cup Final, 2023)

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