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50 all out at Asia Cup & 55 all out at World Cup, India vs Sri Lanka clash heavily lopsided

50 all out at Asia Cup & 55 all out at World Cup, India vs Sri Lanka clash heavily lopsided

In the India vs Sri Lanka clash of the World Cup, where the hosts dismissed the opposition for 55, it brought back the memories of Asia Cup 2023 final.

Team India completed a resounding victory over neighbours Sri Lanka, in their seventh match of the ICC World Cup 2023, as they once again went top of the points table. In the India vs Sri Lanka encounter, led by Rohit Sharma, the team posted a near-perfect 302-run win over the Islanders, who have been struggling against India for quite some time now. Chasing a mammoth total of 358, Sri Lanka’s innings folded for just 55 runs in 19.4 overs.

It was a repeat of the Asia Cup 2023 final, where clinical India had restricted Lanka to just 50 runs, back in September. These two matches now mean that Sri Lankans have lost 20 wickets for just 105 runs against India.

India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Final (50 All Out)

BatsmanBowlerScore
Pathum NissankaMohammed Siraj2
Kusal PereraJasprit Bumrah0
Kusal MendisMohammed Siraj17
Sadeera SamarawickramaMohammed Siraj0
Charith AsalankaMohammed Siraj0
Dhananjaya De SilvaMohammed Siraj4
Dasun ShanakaMohammed Siraj0
Dunith WellalageHardik Pandya8
Dushan HemanthaNot Out13
Pramod MadhushanHardik Pandya1
Matheesha PathiranaHardik Pandya0

It was a perfect match for the Indian bowlers, especially Mohammed Siraj, who returned with his best ODI figures of 6/21. It was a great display of swing bowling from Indian pacemen, and Hardik Pandya, and Bumrah chipped in with wickets too. Kusal Medis was the highest-scorer on the day for his team with 17. To make matters worse, Lanka could only get five boundaries in their innings.

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India vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2023 (55 All Out)

BatsmanBowlerScore
Pathum NissankaJasprit Bumrah0
Dimuth KarunaratneMohammed Siraj0
Kusal MendisMohammed Siraj1
Sadeera SamarawickramaMohammed Siraj0
Charith AsalankaMohammed Shami1
Angelo MathewsMohammed Shami12
Dushan HemanthaMohammed Shami0
Dushmantha ChameeraMohammed Shami0
Maheesh TheekshanaNot Out12
Kasun RajithaMohammed Shami14
Dilshan MadushankaRavindra Jadeja5

Cut to the World Cup match between the Asian Giants on Thursday, at the Wankhede Stadium. After inviting India to bat first, Lankan bowlers, despite creating pressure, leaked way too many runs. Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer, all came close to scoring tons but were dismissed Dilshan Madushanka, who bagged 5/80 on the day. But apart from that, none of the bowlers shone for them.

Come the second innings, Jasprit Bumrah started the proceedings by getting Nissanka on the first ball. And thereafter, Siraj and Mohammed Shami picked up pace to end things soon. The latter ended with figures of 5/18 and has 14 wickets in this World Cup in only three games. Kasun Rajitha top scored with 17 runs.

IND vs SL Heavily Lopsided

There was a time in the ’90s and early 2000s when the Lankan players tormented the Indian players. Who can forget Sanath Jaysuriya’s 189 in Sharjah at the Champions Trophy, or Chaminda Vaas’ five-wicket haul to dismiss us for 54. Or the 1996 World Cup semis. There was a time when the Islanders were beating India more than the latter would have enjoyed. But after the retirement of their top players, nothing is the same. They are struggling big time, and the head-to-head in ODIs suggests the same. India has won 99 matches against the Lankans out of 168 played.

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