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IND vs SL: Sri Lanka’s winning streak broken, India defeated by 41 runs in a thrilling match, Team India reached the final.

IND vs SL: Sri Lanka’s winning streak broken, India defeated by 41 runs in a thrilling match:-The Indian team has confirmed its place in the final of Asia Cup 2023 by defeating Sri Lanka by 41 runs in the Super-4 match. Kuldeep Yadav took maximum 4 wickets in this match.

Continuing its winning streak in the Asia Cup 2023, the Indian team has secured its place in the finals by winning the Super-4 against Sri Lanka by a spectacular 41 runs. The Indian team was limited to a score of 213 runs in this match. After this, the Sri Lankan team, which came to chase the target, was limited to 172 runs in 41.3 overs. On behalf of the Indian team, once again the magic of Kuldeep Yadav was seen in the bowling, who took 4 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah also took 2-2 wickets. With the defeat in this match, Sri Lanka’s winning streak of 13 consecutive matches in ODIs was also broken.

IND vs SL: Sri Lanka’s winning streak broken, India defeated by 41 runs in a thrilling match, Team India reached the final.

IND vs SL: Sri Lanka's winning streak broken, India defeated by 41 runs in a thrilling match, Team India reached the final.
IND vs SL: Sri Lanka’s winning streak broken, India defeated by 41 runs in a thrilling match, Team India reached the final.

Sri Lanka suffered 3 major setbacks in the first 10 overs

When the Sri Lankan team came out to chase the target in this match, their start was not good at all. The first blow to the team came in the form of Pathum Nissanka on the score of 7 who became the victim of Jasprit Bumrah. After this, on the score of 25, the team lost its second wicket in the form of Kusal Mendis. Mohammad Siraj gave the third blow to the Sri Lankan team in this match in the form of Dimuth Karunaratne on the score of 25. After the end of the first 10 overs, the score of the Sri Lankan team was 39 runs at the loss of 3 wickets.

Sri Lanka lost its 6 wickets till the score of 99

In this match, after losing the first 3 wickets early, Samarawickrama and Asalanka tried to handle the Sri Lankan innings. There was a partnership of 43 runs between the two for the fourth wicket. This dangerous pairing was broken by Kuldeep Yadav when Samarawickrama was stumped while trying to play a big shot. Sri Lanka lost its fourth wicket at the score of 68.

After this, the Indian team quickly took Sri Lanka’s fifth wicket and sent Charith Asalanka to the pavilion, whose wicket was also taken by Kuldeep Yadav. At the score of 99, Sri Lanka got the sixth blow in the form of captain Dasun Shanaka and from here it became very difficult for them to return to the match.

The pairing of Dhananjaya and Vellalage made the match exciting

Dhananjaya de Silva, who had lost 6 wickets at the score of 99, handled the innings of Sri Lankan team and Dunitha Vellalage, who showed wonders with the ball in this match, started the process of scoring runs at a fast pace. The partnership of 63 runs in 75 balls between the two for the 7th wicket had completely brought Sri Lanka back into the match. Ravindra Jadeja brought the Indian team back into the match by taking the wicket of De Silva, who returned to the pavilion after scoring 41 runs. youtube link

Kuldeep wraps up Sri Lanka’s innings and secures ticket to the final

After the fall of Dhananjaya de Silva’s wicket, the entire hope of the Sri Lankan team rested on Dunitha Vellage. However, he could not get that kind of support from the other end. After the 7th wicket fell at 162, Sri Lankan team’s innings was reduced to 172 runs in this match. Dunitha Vellalage remained unbeaten in this match after scoring 42 runs at one end. Kuldeep Yadav took 4 wickets in the match for the Indian team. Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah took 2-2 wickets while Hardik Pandya and Mohammad Siraj took 1-1 wicket.

Dunitha Vellalage’s spin showed wonders in India’s innings

If we talk about the batting performance of Team India in this match, a brilliant half-century innings was seen from the bat of captain Rohit Sharma. Apart from this, the second highest score for the team was made by KL Rahul who scored 39 runs. In this match, the magic of the spinners of the Sri Lankan team was also seen, who took all the 10 wickets of the Indian team. In this, 20 year old spin bowler Dunitha Vellalaghe took 5 wickets in his name.

 

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