Mohammed Siraj ran through the Sri Lankan cricket team in the final of the Asia Cup on Sunday, claiming six wickets for 21 runs and reducing them to a total of just 50 runs. In reply, India chased down the target in 6.1 overs, with 263 balls remaining as Shubman Gill scored 27 while Ishan Kishan scored 23.
Sri Lanka were bundled out in just 15.2 overs. This is the island nation’s lowest ODI total against India.
Considering the weather forecast, Sri Lanka chose to bat first after winning the toss.
The match started 40 minutes after the scheduled time of 3 PM. But once it did, there was no ray of hope for the hosts.
Siraj claimed four wickets in an over — the fourth over of the innings. He claimed the wickets of Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya De Silva.
Here is a selection of the best tweets:
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) September 17, 2023
So electrifying was Siraj’s bowling that even former fast bowlers were left impressed.
That’s destruction & annihilation.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 17, 2023
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) September 17, 2023
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) September 17, 2023
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 17, 2023
Even IPL teams got into the act.
6️⃣ wickets! 🥵
5️⃣ ⭐️ performance! 🎬
4️⃣ slips still in place! 🙌
3️⃣ cheers! 🥳
2️⃣ minutes of silence for the haters! 🤫
1️⃣ magician – Mohammed Siraj! ✨#PlayBold #AsiaCup2023 #INDvSL #AsiaCupFinal @mdsirajofficial pic.twitter.com/VvdH4Nl06B