Sri Lanka post lowest total in Asia Cup ODI history as they are skittled out for 50 against India in final

Sri Lanka was on the wrong side of history as they posted the lowest total in the ODI format of the Asia Cup when they were demolished by India for 50 on Sunday in the final.

The previous lowest total in the tournament in the 50-over format was by Bangladesh when they were 87 all out vs Pakistan in 2000.

On Sunday, Mohammed Siraj rained fire on the Sri Lanka batters when he picked up 6 wickets as Sri Lanka were at one point down to 12/6. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya would also get in on the act taking one and 3 wickets respectively.

Having gone wicketless in his first over of the day, Siraj managed to nab four in his second and then another in his third to leave Sri Lanka six wickets down at the score of 12 after Jasprit Bumrah had opened the account for India in the first over.

16 deliveries were all it took for him to claim his five wickets, joint quickest alongside Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Vaas, who’d down so against Bangladesh in 2003.

Earlier, Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and elected to bat against India in the Asia Cup final.

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Sri Lanka made one change, bringing in Dushan Hemantha in place of Maheesh Theekshana.

For India, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav were back in the playing eleven after being rested for one game, while Washington Sundar came in for injured Axar Patel.

The start of play was delayed by 40 minutes due to rain.

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