Asia Cup 2023: List of records that fell as India decimate Sri Lanka to win eighth title

Records were shattered as India defeated hosts Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the final of the Asia Cup to lift the title after a gap of five years. Batting first, Sri Lanka were bowled out for a paltry 50 thanks to pacer Mohammed Siraj’s magical six-wicket haul. In reply, India got the job done easily in 6.1 overs. Here’s a look at the records that were set during the match.

– Sri Lanka registered its lowest ODI score against India after the fall of its fifth wicket (12 for 5).

– At 12 for 6, Lanka recorded the lowest ODI score at the fall of the sixth wicket by a full-fledged ICC nation.

– Siraj scalped his 50th ODI wicket in this game, which arrived in 1,002 deliveries, the second fastest by any bowler in the format. The record is held by Ajantha Mendis (847 balls).

– India took six wickets in the first ten overs of the competition, the most for the side in the format till date.

– Siraj is only the second bowler after Mendis to take a six-for in an Asia Cup ODI.

– Lanka’s total score of 50 in this match is the lowest against India in the format. It is also the lowest in any ODI final to date.

– Siraj’s figures of 6 for 21 are the best by any bowler against Lanka in ODIs.

– It was only the second time in the competition’s ODI history that the pacers kept all ten wickets in a clash. The second instance also happened in this edition when Pakistan seamen achieved the feat against India in a washed out group match.

– Sri Lanka have become the Asian side with full members to have been dismissed in the fewest overs of an ODI (15.2).

– Siraj’s figures are also the best by any Indian pacer in an ODI final, besides being second only to Anil Kumble’s 6 for 12 in the 1993 Hero Cup final.

– Siraj also became the first Indian to take four wickets in an over in international cricket.

– Siraj took just 16 balls to take his fifth wicket in the encounter, the least by any bowler in an ODI.

– Siraj is only the second man after Ashish Nehra to hit a six in an ODI against Lanka.

– India have become the only team to win an ODI final by ten wickets on two occasions, the other being against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in 1998 (197 for 0).

– It is also the biggest ODI win for the Indians in terms of balls to spare (263), besides also being the biggest in an ODI final.

– It is the shortest ODI involving India with only 129 deliveries bowled.

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