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India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2023 Final, Live Updates: Mohammed Siraj has registered a six-wicket haul while Jasprit Bumrah has claimed one wicket to pin down Sri Lanka on the mat in the Asia Cup 2023 final match in Colombo. Siraj’s five-wicket haul in 16 balls is the fastest in ODI cricket history. He later took more more wicket. The start of play was delayed due to rain after Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to bat against India. (Live Scorecard)
Asia Cup 2023 Final Live Updates | India vs Sri Lanka Live Score | IND vs SL Live Score | From Colombo:
Live Cricket Score: Catch fell short!
Mohammed Siraj nearly had his sixth wicket there but the ball fell some inches before Virat Kohli. Kusal Mendis had got an outside edge on the length ball from Siraj but Kohli did not put on the dive.
SL 31/6 (9.4)
Asia Cup Final Live: India on top!
Dunith Wellalage and Kusal Mendis are in the crease for Sri Lanka, who are six down at the moment. Remember that the spin is not introduced till now and Sri Lanka have lost more than half of the wickets.
SL 30/6 (9)
Live Cricket Score: Siraj continues to trouble!
Mohammed Siraj has bowled a one-run over. He has bowled four overs and conceded only six runs in it while taking five wickets. He has shattered defending champions Sri Lanka’s dream in this match, for sure.
SL 18/6 (8)
Asia Cup Final Live: WICKET! Siraj – you beauty!
This is sensational from Mohammed Siraj. This is insane stuff from him. He has cleaned up Dasun Shanaka with a peach of a delivery. It was a fuller ball that was shaped in into Shanaka but swung outside to rattle his off stump later. You can’t blame the batter though as this delivery was simply unplayable.
SL 12/6 (5.4)
Live Cricket Score: WICKET again for Siraj!
Would you believe it? Mohammed Siraj has struck again! This time on the final ball of his over. Dhananjaya de Silva is caught behind and Siraj ends his fourth over with four wickets in it. Simply exceptional stuff this is from Siraj. Sri Lanka are on the mat.
SL 12/5 (4)
IND vs SL Live Score: Funny scenes all around!
Mohammed Siraj missed his hat-trick but the highlight of the delivery became something else. Dhananjaya de Silva pushed the ball down the ground. The funny part was that Siraj himself ran behind the ball to save it. However, the ball ran to the fence and all the Indian players, including Siraj, ended up in laughter.
Asia Cup Final Live: WICKET! Siraj on hat-trick!
Mohammed Siraj is breathing fire. He has removed Charith Asalanka and is now on a hat-trick. Sri Lanka are in big trouble as they have lost four batters for just 8 runs.
Live Cricket Score: Siraj strikes again!
Wicket again! Mohammed Siraj has got the wicket of Samarawickrama.
India vs Sr Lanka Live Score: WICKET!
Second wicket for India! Mohammed Siraj has removed Pathum Nissanka. He invited him for the drive and produced an outside edge before Ravindra Jadeja did the rest. He took a brilliant catch at backward point.
SL 8/2 (3.1)
IND vs SL Live Score: One-run off the over!
Another good over from Jasprit Bumrah. Just one run came off it. This is a really good start for India but they need to keep things under control.
SL 8/1 (3)
Live Score: Maiden over!
Another good over for India. Mohammed Siraj kept his lines tight and just sligtly outside off stump to keep Kusal Mendis guessing. Sri Lanka are clearly under pressure here. And Bumrah comes with his second over now.
SL 7/1 (2)
IND vs SL Live Score: Superb first over!
This is why Jasprit Bumrah is so-so special. A wicket in the very first over and he has put Indian in control at the start of the final match of Asia Cup 2023. Kusal Mendis is currently at the crease alongside opener Pathum Nissanka.
SL 7/1 (1)
Asia Cup Final Live: WICKET!
India’s ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah takes only three balls to strike early. It was a fuller ball angling away from Kusal Perera and he nicked it to wicketkeeper KL Rahul.
SL 1/1 (0.3)
IND vs SL Live Score: Match set to start now!
Sri Lanka openers Kusal Perera and Pathum Nissanka have made their way out the middle and so does the Indian players. Jasprit Bumrah is set to bowl the first over for India. Here we go…
Asia Cup Final Live: No loss in overs
The start of match has been delayed by 40 minutes but we haven’t lost any over. Let’s hope the rain doesn’t come again in this final. If it happens again, the game might lose overs.
IND vs SL Live Score: Start time announced
The start time of Asia Cup 2023 final match between India and Sri Lanka has been announced as 3:40 PM. The start of play got delayed due to rain after Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to bat against India.
IND vs SL Live: Inspection time is 3:30 PM IST
More covers are being removed now. The inspection time is 3:30 PM IST. The play is likely to start by 3:45 PM IST.
We will have an inspection at 3:30 PM. https://t.co/3RXCWPOG6J
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 17, 2023
Asia Cup Final Live: In case you missed it –
A video of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill has gone viral on social media. In the clip, the duo could be seen talking about something outside an elevator. After a brief discussion, Rohit could be heard saying, “Nahi aise nhi hoga, pagal hai kya (No, it won’t happen like this. Are you mad?).” The reaction of the India captain has internet talking as fans are trying to guess what led Rohit say that to Gill. Watch the video HERE
IND vs SL Live: Some good news!
The rain has stopped and the covers are being removed slowly and gradually. Given that it was a passing shower, the ground staff must not be having a lot of drying work to do. This means that we shall see a start to the game very soon.
Asia Cup Final Live: Oh, no!
Rain has had a big say in this tournament so far and how can the final be played without it. A light drizzle has started at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The covers have been put on and the start of the match is likely to be delayed.
IND vs SL Live: Here is what India head coach says –
“We were a bit worried about the weather, but we’ve got decent cricket throughout the tournament. Hopefully, we can get over the line today. We need to play good, smart cricket. They (Sri Lanka) are a good team playing in home conditions, we need to execute our skills and scrap out a win,” said India head coach Rahul Dravid.
IND vs SL Live Score: No Shami, no Shardul!
Both Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur have been benched for the game. India are playing with three spinners in Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar and Kuldeep Yadav.
India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Sundar in India’s playing XI
“Would have batted first too, looks like a dry pitch. We are confident of chasing down whatever Sri Lanka put on the board. This is a good chance to go aggressive with the ball and see what the surface has to offer. We came really close last game, anything about 240 on this surface is good. Our job today is to do well with the ball, and then see what we can do with the bat. Everyone’s back after the rest in the last game, Axar is injured so Washington Sundar comes in for him,” said India captain Rohit Sharma.
Asia Cup 2023 Final Live: One change for Sri Lanka!
“We’ll bat first. Seems like a good wicket, there will be some turn in the afternoon. Last year, we weren’t able to get these crowds but this time we are really fortunate. I’m very pleased with the youngsters – Wellalage, Pathirana, Samarawickrama. It is a good team and the results are there, this is a good boost for the World Cup. One change for us – Maheesh Theekshana out, Dushan Hemantha in,” said Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka.
IND vs SL Live Score: India’s Playing XI
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul(w), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Sri Lanka’s Playing XI
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana
IND vs SL Live Score: Here’s what Rohit Sharma said at the toss
Would have batted first too, looks like a dry pitch. We are confident of chasing down whatever Sri Lanka put on the board. This is a good chance to go aggressive with the ball and see what the surface has to offer. We came really close last game, anything about 240 on this surface is good. Our job today is to do well with the ball, and then see what we can do with the bat. The crowd have been brilliant, good support for both teams.
IND vs SL Live Score: Here’s what Dasun Shanaka said at the toss
We’ll bat first. Seems like a good wicket, there will be some turn in the afternoon. Last year, we weren’t able to get these crowds but this time we are really fortunate. I’m very pleased with the youngsters – Wellalage, Pathirana, Samarawickrama. It is a good team and the results are there, this is a good boost for the WC. One change – Theekshana out, Hemantha in.
India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat
Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka wins toss and opts to bat against India in the Asia Cup 2023 final on Sunday in Colombo.
IND vs SL Live Score: Pitch report
Fresh pitch for the final. Colombo pitches have generally been useful for the spinners. We are right next to the pitch used for the earlier India Sri Lanka game. It is a dry surface, 70m boundaries all directions. If I’m a captain, I’ll be batting first and then hope for some turn at night.
IND vs SL Live Score: Hourly weather update
Here’s our report of hourly weather update of Colombo on Sunday. Read here.
India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Axar Patel ruled out
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday confirmed allrounder Washington Sundar as the replacement for injured Axar Patel ahead of the Asia Cup final. Axar got ruled out of the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka due to a left quadriceps strain which he sustained during India’s Super Four match against Bangladesh on Friday.
India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: All eyes on Dunith Wellalage
Young spinner Dunith Wellalage rose to fame with his impressive five-wicket haul against India. He dismissals included the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shubman Gill. He then went on to dismiss Pakistan skipper Babar Azam in the next match. Wellalage will now aim to deliver a similar performance in the final match.
IND vs SL Live: India’s loss against Bangladesh
Team India will be coming to this clash after facing a shocking six-run defeat against Bangladesh, in their last Super Four match of Asia Cup on Friday. In that match, the Rohit Sharma-led side tried new combinations and the likes of Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, and Hardik Pandya were benched.
IND vs SL Live: India’s Predicted XI
Here’s what we think could be India’s Predicted XI in the Asia Cup 2023 final match against Sri Lanka. Read here.
IND vs SL Live: No signs of rain
A full-fledged match is expected as there is no sign of rainfall in Colombo at the moment. The sky was bright and clear early this morning. The Asia Cup 2023 was highly affected by continuous thunderstorms and drizzling in Sri Lanka which curtailed a few games of the tournament.
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