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Sri Lanka vs India match 10 Asia Cup highlights [WATCH HERE]

India vs Sri Lanka match was a crazy roller coaster ride. Do you want to see how the match unfolded, and what were the key moments during this match? Click here to watch the complete highlights for this match.

This was one hell of a match. Entertainment is the only thing that comes to mind while watching this match. Also, this was a party day for the spinners. Twenty wickets were taken during this match; out of those 20, spinners claimed 16 scalps.

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The Lankans knew how to take advantage of the situation. But the experienced Jadeja and Yadav were not behind in taking crucial wickets and snatching the win away from Sri Lanka.

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I would say that this win was more of Sri Lanka’s stupidity than India’s performance.

Anyways, to know more about what happened in detail, continue reading.

Match details

R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossIndia won the toss and elected to bat first
MatchIndia vs Sri Lanka
Match number10
Date12 September 2023
UmpiresMasudur Rahman
Richard Illingworth
TV UmpirePaul Wilson
Reserve UmpireAsif Yaqoob
Match RefereeJavagal Srinath

First innings

Only Rohit Sharma batted like the usual Indian batsman, the flare, the aggression, and the ball going out of the park.

After that, the Sri Lankan magic started to make its way through the Indian batting lineup. The spinners took all the wickets.

Seems like the home advantage was real this time. Wellalage took the five wickets, which is great. But you must appreciate how Asalanka took the 4 wickets quickly. This toppled India’s hopes of putting up a good target.

  • India appeared to be on track for another large total until Dunith Wellalage arrived and turned things around.
  • Got the top three and then the crucial KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya wickets. But it was Asalanka’s off-breaks who provided a four-fer for Wellalage.
  • The pitch aided the spinners, and it also spun swiftly.
  • Shanaka recognized this and passed the ball to DdS and Asalanka, who rewarded Shanaka’s confidence with a strong performance.
INDIA 213-10
Rohit Sharma 58 (43)Dunith Wellalage 5-40
KL Rahul 39 (44)Charith Asalanka 4-18
Ishan Kishan 33 (61)Maheesh Theekshana 1-41
TARGET 214 runs

Second innings

It was an easy target. But the Sri Lankan batting lineup messed up big time. If not for the partnership between Wellalage and DDS, it was a humiliating end for the hosts. Props to Yadav and Jadeja for blitzing through the Lankan batsmen.

Also, Bumrah and Siraj were the only pacers in this match to take wickets. Other than them, spinners ruled the day today. But one rash shot from Dhanajaya de Silva ruined Sri Lanka’s chances for the game.

  • Bumrah and Siraj got three early wickets to demolish the top order, and then Kuldeep Yadav came in and shattered Sadeera and Asalanka’s stand.
  • Then Jadeja took control, reducing Sri Lanka to 99/6, but DdS and Wellalage fought back with a 63-run partnership.
  • At that point, Sri Lanka was somewhat ahead, but DdS’s attempt to hit a boundary holed out, and the others caved in despite Wellalage’s efforts.
SRI LANKA 172-10
Dunith Wellalage 42 (46)Kuldeep Yadav 4-43
Dhananjaya de Silva 41 (66)Ravindra Jadeja 2-33
Charith Asalanka 22 (35)Jasprit Bumrah 2-30
RESULTBharat won by 41 runs

Man of the match

Although from the losing side, Wellalage deserved the man of the match award. The way he destroyed the in-form Bharat batsmen is something that speaks volumes about his class. Not only that, but he contributed majorly to the batting department as well. This sort of Allround performance overshadowed Rohit’s 50 or Yadav’s four wickets.

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