India Beat Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2023 to storm into the finals. It was a low scoring cricket match in which the Sri Lankan spinners were seen giving a tough fight to the Indians. However, the Indians were aggressive and immaculate in their approach and won the match by 41 runs.
The Indian batsmen did not have a very good outing as the hero of the India vs Pakistan match – Virat Kohli went out cheaply. KL Rahul played a brief knock which looked good, but he too could not carry the momentum. Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya struggled on a slow pitch. Only a few runs by Axar Patel at the end ensured that India crossed the 200 run mark.
Indian Bowlers Create Magic
The Indian bowlers started well with Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj taking 3 wickets before 10 overs. Then Kuldeep Yadav came in and chipped in with a couple of more wickets. Sri Lankans were 6 down before they reached 100 runs in the chase. However, the hero with the ball – Dunith Wellalage had a great day with the bat too. He stabilised the Lankan innings and stitched a partnership with Shananjay De Silva.
However, De Silva was temped into a shot and threw his wicket away. Kuldeep Yadav then came in and removed the last two batsmen. Hardik Pandya was also great with the ball and delivered when the captain needed him the most.
Virat Kohli was seen at his usual aggressive self on the field as he celebrated each wicket with vigour. His hug with Rohit Sharma has gone viral all over the internet. The Indian team performed as a unit despite being on the field for 3 continuous days.
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