Asia Cup 2023 Final: India win eighth title with 10-wicket win in final vs Sri Lanka

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Xtra Time Web Desk: India lifted the Asia Cup for a record-extending eighth time after defending champions Sri Lanka by 10 wickets with Mohammed Siraj claiming a career-best 6-21, including four wickets in one over, at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sunday in front of a full house of 35,000 fans, Sri Lanka were bundled out for a paltry 50 in 15.2 overs with five batters getting ducks in their sorry-looking scorecard with Siraj the wrecker-in-chief.

Siraj’s fiery display of pace bowling was best illustrated in his second over when the right-armed bowler quickly dismissed Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva. Hardik Pandya also bagged 3 wickets while Jasprit Bumrah claimed one as Sri Lanka registered their second-lowest total in one-day internationals (ODIs), lasting only 92 balls.

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The Indian openers scored freely to ensure there was no drama and Kishan, who made 23 not out, scored the winning run of the summit clash, which lasted only 21.3 overs.Gill remained unbeaten on 27.India needed 6.1 overs to achieve the target for a timely boost before their home World Cup beginning next month.

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