India vs Sri Lanka, Final
India won by 10 wkts
Rohit collects the trophy, and hands that over to Ishan Kishan and Tilak Varma as the team gets together to celebrate. What a performance to sign off with in this Asia Cup. They've made a huge statement ahead of the World Cup in a couple of weeks, but there's another series to go before that. Australia will be arriving for three ODIs, and that will be another nice challenge for this bunch to gear up for the big event. Sri Lanka did well to qualify for another final, but were no match for this Indian team and for Siraj in this mood. They're very better than what they showed today though. Hopefully they can show that in the coming month. So that's all we have from here. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Until next time, it's goodbye!
Rohit: Yeah was a great performance. To come out and play like that in the final shows the mental character. Great begin with the ball and clinical finish with the bat. I was standing in the slips, and anything we take pride in - our seamers have been working really hard. Very very clear in their mind. that was nice to see that. Such a performance we will cherish for a long time. I never thought it's going to do that much. Comes down to the skillset of individuals. Siraj has to be given a lot of credit. Rare for seamers to move the ball in the air and off the pitch. He's coming off age. We did everything we could've achieved as a team in this tournament. Look forward to the series that is coming up in India, and then the World Cup. The way Hardik and Ishan batted in that stress situation against Pakistan, and then KL and Virat getting hundreds. The way Gill has been batting. Guys have stood up at various stages.
Shanaka: that was outstanding bowling display from Siraj. I thought it'll be a nice pitch for batters, but overcast conditions played a part. Tough day for us at the office. We could've tightened our technique, would've helped batters to settle in and free their arms later. Lots of positives. The way Sadeera and Kusal batted against spin, Also the way Asalanka batted. These three will score heavily in nice batting conditions in India. We know how to bounce back from tough situations. We came in the final beating nice sides. It's a big plus. Players will continue nice cricket from final couple of years. I would like to thank supporters who came in numbers. Sorry about the fact we disappointed you. Still thanks for the great support. And congrats to the Indian team.
Kuldeep, Player of the Series: From final one and a half years, been working on my rhythm. Being more aggressive through the crease. Loving my bowling. In T20s also the length matters a lot. It's about not thinking about wickets, just about the lengths. Have worked hard on that. Credit goes to Rohit bhai. He encouraged me to work on my speed. When fast bowlers give you couple of wickets in powerplay, that becomes easy for spinners.
Siraj, Player of the Match: No biryani here. Have been bowling well since a long time. Was missing the edges earlier. But found them today. The wicket was seaming earlier, but there was swing today. Thought that I will bowl fuller because of the swing. When there's nice bonding between fast bowlers, it's helpful for the team. I was thinking that would be great if I could stop the boundary. My best spell. This cash prize goes to the groundsmen. This tournament wouldn't have been possible without them.
Finally the presentations are here
Chris Silverwood | Sri Lanka Coach: that has been below par, the get bowled out the way we did is disappointing. Today we came up against a very high class bowling attack, Siraj and Bumrah were exceptional, they bowl at a nice pace as well. But at the same time, this is our lacking as well. We came in here with some younger bowlers, we've seen some of them shine. Sadeera and Pathirana have really come through. I think we need to sleep on this and make some decisions tomorrow, best to assess this in the morning and discuss with the other coaching staff as well.
Hardik Pandya: As a group, we spoke about finishing games and throwing punches in the stress situation. that was a nice toss to lose, we wanted to bat as well. I think our new bowlers, especially Siraj bowled really well. He got that swinging and created a lot of chances. Nowadays in ODI cricket, the new ball has been swinging and we have been speaking about getting the most. The first few overs, the ball didn't even hit the bat.
Shardul Thakur: that (the match) got over within the blink of an eye. Couldn't get better than this. Bumrah begined well and what a spell that was from Siraj. that was a brilliant effort from his side. Hardik got those final three wickets. that was a clinical performance by the bowlers. Gill and Ishan got done with the chase. I think that was more of a combination how we are going to play in the World Cup. KL (Rahul) scoring that ton against Pakistan, what a comeback for him. We feel that we are a settled side, everyone is ready to showcase their skills. Whenever I'll play I'll try to contribute for the team.
KL Rahul: I was a bit worried a couple of weeks ago, but got to play some nice games against competitive teams. Scored runs and was nice with the gloves, a few boxes ticked for me. Hopefully this continues for the next couple of months. I have been playing in Bangalore since four months, beautiful wickets for batting there. Happy that I got to spend time in the middle, that was a nice challenge. Playing spin will be important in the middle overs in the World Cup, looking forward to that challenge. It's nice to play games where bowlers get help. Siraj was phenomenal. He did the job for us, and everyone else chipped in as well. We'll take this win.
Ishan Kishan: The bowlers were on point today. I would like to give credit to bowlers. Siraj and Bumrah. It's not easy to bat in the second innings. We were prepared for any challenge, we spoke about that in the team meetings. I always love to open, the total wasn't much, so that was a big yes (when asked to open) from my side. Can't do very when you have only 50 runs on the board. But thanks to the skipper. We know our roles, we know how to prepare for the World Cup. We are playing against Australia, and I will be batting in the middle-order.
Shortest ODIs by balls bowled
104 Nepal vs USA Kirtipur 2020
120 SL vs Zim Colombo SSC 2001
129 Indvs SL Colombo RPS 2023 *
140 SL vs Can Paarl 2003
Biggest wins in an ODI final (balls remaining)
263 Ind vs SL Colombo RPS 2023 *
226 Aus vs Eng Sydney 2003
179 Aus vs Pak Lord's 1999
Biggest ODI wins for India (balls remaining)
263 vs SL Colombo RPS 2023 *
Â 231 vs ken Bloemfontein 2001
211 vs WI Trivandrum 2018
188 vs Eng The Oval 2022
10-wicket wins in ODI finals
197/0 Ind vs Zim Sharjah 1998
118/0 Aus vs Eng Sydney 2003
51/0 Ind vs SL Colombo RPS 2023 *
18:08 Local Time, 12:38 GMT, 18:08 IST: The fireworks go off in the sky! But they pale in comparison to the show put on by Mohammed Siraj preceding today. As extraordinary a spell of bowling as you can hope to see in any format. Four wickets in an over, figures of 6/21 overall in a spell of 7 overs, and Sri Lanka were left in tatters. There was some swing on offer early on after the lthattle drizzle that we had, and Siraj was absolutely lethal with the way he utilised it. He was averaging around 10 against Sri Lanka before this game. Who would've thought he would go on to better that so comprehensively today. The demolition job led by him, and the manner of India's win, has left Premadasa stunned. They came prepared for a big final, but their team never turned up. As Thakur mentions in his interview, that got over in a blink of an eye. Hang around for the presentations.
6.1 Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, 1 run, and that's it! An entire ODI wrapped up in around 2 hours! India win their 8th Asia Cup title in style! Floated up on off, Kishan knocks that to long-off. It's been as easy as that for India today
Charith Asalanka, right-arm off break, comes in the attack
IND: 50-0 after 6 overs
5.6 Wellalage to Shubman Gill, FOUR , overpitched on off, Gill clears the front leg and turns through the covers. Scores level!
5.5 Wellalage to Shubman Gill, no run, floated up just outside off, defended forward